The Rev. Robert B. Coates will be installed as minister of the First Congregational Church, 2150 S. Foothill Drive, on Sunday, Jan. 20, during the 10:30 a.m. service. A dinner will follow at 12:15 p.m., and reservations can be made by calling the church office, 487-1357. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and $10 per family.
The Rev. Coates will serve as the 12th minister of the church, founded 126 years ago as the first non-LDS church in Salt Lake City. For the past five years, he has served as a professor in the graduate school of social work at the University of Utah. He received his Master of Divinity from the Chicago Theological Seminary and has served churches in Wisconsin, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana and Utah.