Remembers the Early Days
Our next pastor was George Hendrick, his wife Eileen, and three young
children. They lived in the old manse while the new brick
was being built across 12th St. to the west. After the new
sanctuary was completed, George's sister Harriet and her husband moved
to Clarkston. She was the choir director for a
Harriet's husband, an electrician, designed and installed the hanging
lights in the current sanctuary.
There were two ladies' service groups: the Ladies' Aid and the Women's
Missionary Society. Later that was changed to just The
Association. All women of the church were automatically
members. That was divided into smaller groups or
They were named, Martha, Ruth, Koinonia, and Fireside. There
sewing projects for missions. For a number of years the group
funded an orphan from a "third world" country. There would be
letters from the orphan to his "benefactors". Pansy English
in charge of that project and enjoyed it greatly. All of this
took place in the new large dining room with it's big
those days, the Woman's Association put on a turkey dinner each
November. It was well attended by the townspeople.
The new brick manse was also used for adult Sunday School classes and
other meetings. The old two-story wooden manse was moved
blocks and is still used as a residence.