A Lego version of a church building may not seem like a great incentive, but the Burbank First United Methodist congregation went well beyond their fundraising goal for their 125th anniversary celebration.
Parish members were promised an entire church model built out of Legos if they reached their $12,500 goal for their anniversary fund. They raised $20,000.
Founded in 1884, the church's 125th anniversary celebration today will culminate a year of festivities to celebrate the impact the parish has had in the community.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 700 N. Glenoaks Blvd., church organizers have invited the congregation and the surrounding community to participate in the anniversary of an institution that has been around longer than the city's Charter.
After an opening ceremony at the church's sanctuary with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Walters, former pastors and local dignitaries, including City Councilman Jess Talamantes, those in attendance will be led to the celebration in the church courtyard.