U.P. INSTALLS NEW PASTOR
An impressive service took place Sunday evening in the Center U.P.
church, Midway, when the Rev. Charles A. VanDyne was ordained into the
ministry and installed as the pastor of the church.
Rev. J. T. Brownlee, D.D., moderator of Washington Presbytery, presided
and gave the invocation. He is pastor of the Chartiers U. P.
Rev. Robert Helstrom, pastor of the Irons Memorial U. P. church,
McDonald, read the Scripture lesson.
Prayer was offered by the Rev. Edward R. DeLair, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, McDonald.
sermon was delivered by the Dr. H. Ray. Shear, professor of the Chair of
Practical Theology at Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh.
The charge to the pastor was made by Dr. A. K. Davison, S. T. D., pastor
of the First U. P. church, East Liverpool, Ohio, the home church of the
Mr. VanDyne, The charge to the congregation was by Dr. Leland M. Miller,
pastor of the Emsworth U. P. church.
The Rev. Mr. VanDyne, son of Willis S. and Ruth Elizabeth VanDyne, was
born June 25, 1933, in East Liverpool, Ohio. His elementary and
high school education were received in East Liverpool and he received
his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S. C.
in 1956. He completed his academic work in the Pittsburgh-Xenia
Theological Seminary in June, 1959, and the degree of Bachelor of
Divinity was granted to him on June 9.
He served as student-assistant in the Second-Fifth U. P. Church,
Pittsburgh, from October, 1956 to may, 1957. During his middler [sic]
year he served as student-assistant in the Emsworth U. P. church from
October, 1957 to May, 1958. During his senior year he was in the
preaching association and had been supplying the pulpit of the Center
church since March 29, 1959.
The Rev. VanDyne is betrothed to Miss Clair E. Davies of Cooperstown.
Their wedding will take place August 22, 1959, in the Glad Run U. P.
Members of the Center U. P. served refreshments following the service.
June 18, 1959 issue of McDonald Record-Outlook
by Victoria Hospodar Valentine