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One Hundred Years of the 

United Presbyterian Church Greenville

 

submitted by Sue Elliott

 

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there have been added 132 members.  There has been a greater efficiency in the work of existing organizations, and an increasing consciousness of the relation of a Christian congregation to the needs of the outlying world.  In what might be called a more material way, there has also been progress.  The old shaky, unsafe ceiling of the church has been replaced with a fine attractive one and the church building well lighted and renovated throughout at a cost of nearly $1,200 which has been promptly and cheerfully paid for.  In looking back over nearly five years the pastor is grateful for the quick response he has always met with when making any special call upon his parishioners, for the ready co-operation of the board of trustees in plans for improvement, and for the faithful counsel of the session, and the patient fidelity of the leaders of the various organizations.

 

For some time past, however, it has been growing more and more evident that the problem of location of our church, which sooner or later confronts all churches in growing towns like this, is one that we must face at no distant day.  For the [continued on page 32]

 

 

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W. C. E. Martin, M.D. - trustee

 

 

Vance Stewart

 

 

W. R. Fessler, trustee - died 1900

 

                      

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