Their 50 years have been marked by growth. The Steinbach United Church is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  Founding Member Alice Laing tells the story of how it began when a group of residents from Steinbach wanted more spiritual education for their children so they bought the Chortizer Church building and moved it to the current location.  She adds the years have flown by with several wonderful ministers who helped the congregation grow and a number of additions being done to the building.  Some of her highlights include the growth in their Sunday School Department and a special Christmas Pageant at her farm with the animals.  The Steinbach United Church held 50th Anniversary celebrations Saturday.