Monday, December 4, 2017

Aunt Geneva Writes, Page 9

Copyright 2017, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

As genealogists go, I have been a pretty lucky one.  I have had great helpers, genie angels, and my great-aunt Geneva Halterman was interested in this sport and contributed our lines to several family books.  I am also lucky enough to have copies of 10 pages of history she wrote.  In a series of 10 posts, I will share them.  Images and my attempts at transcription of them.  Here is page 9.

there was not adequate space for the classes in the main church -

There were indoor rest rooms, so for the purpose of sanitation it was necessary to have indoor rest rooms for (word for lined through) and more space for class rooms. It seemed desirable to sell this property and relocate (below the word relocate are the words build elsewhere, both lined through) elsewhere.

Land was purchased 4 miles north of the W Va State line along route 259 and work wa begun in early 1973 on the new church under the director of Pastor Good.

On Sunday AM April 15 (or 16, the number is written over and hard to read), 1973, the last meeting were held at Mt. (Mornin - - lied out) Hernan, and from then on services were held at the new Mathis Menn. Ch.

The congregation is a merger of two churches, Buchhorn and Mt. Herman.  The new church was dedicated on Sun. Sept. 16, 1973.

This new stone building includes a sanctuary, that seats 300, a downstairs assembly room - - s. school rooms, kitchen, nursery, and pastor's study.

The new church was built at a cost of 47,459.17.  There was 5000 man hrs. donation.  The stove and labor were donated from the local community

On the debt of the church on Sept. 16, 1973 was $13000.  The offerings that day were $818.  Labor and funds were from the two congregations & David Auysburge spoke at the dedicatory services.

If you see errors in my transcriptions, please notify me.  Thanks to all my helpers and the family researchers that came before me.


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