Firestone Park United Methodist Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The church, at 250 N. Firestone Blvd., was founded in 1918 and kicked off a yearlong series of monthly events in January that will conclude Dec. 30 with burying a time capsule followed by a New Year’s Eve service the next night.

The next event is May 6, a Sunday service that will honor former ministers and others.

The history of Kenmore United Methodist Church, which merged with the Firestone congregation in 2006, will be celebrated as well.

Rev. Randall May said the church’s focus today is community service.

Among other things, the church hosts a free weekly community meal, homeless outreach and ongoing drives for food, school supplies, Christmas assistance and natural disaster relief.

“Reaching the centennial anniversary is a significant milestone for any church here in the Midwest, but for a church with such continuing vitality, it is an even more rare and treasurable occasion,” May said.