Originally founded in 1906 at the corner of 9th and Highland as the Manhattan Congregational Church, the house of worship became Manhattan Beach Community Church in 1924. More than 30 years later, the church moved to its current location at 303 S. Peck.
To honor the 60th anniversary of the sanctuary, the church hosts a fundraiser for a renovation and remodel Saturday, March 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with a Broadway revue featuring Wesley Alfvin, Cayt'lanWayt, Holly Childers Weber, Lois Bourgon and Justin Charles Chowden.
The “Sanctuary Celebration” will help reach their goal for the renovations and remodel, according to producer Steve Campbell. The congregation has raised $86,000 of the $120,000 budget for the work.
“This will be the first upgrade of the sanctuary after 60 years ... the upgrade is for lighting, sound and modern video technology,” Campbell said.
Campbell, who joined MBCC in 1974, said the “Sanctuary Celebration” is built around a Broadway revue. Alfvin, who grew up in the church, has performed in numerous productions around the South Bay including “Singin' in the Rain” and “The Music Man.”
The singers will be backed by a professional band as well as the MBCC adult choir.
Tickets are $30 for the event, or $75 for a private champagne reception, and can be found at BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door.
For more information, visit mbccucc.org.