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Pomeroy Methodist Church

Southwest Corner of 8th and Columbia Streets


From the pages of the E-W, April 4, 1957

Methodist Church Marks 73rd Year

The Methodist church in Pomeroy will observe its 73rd anniversary this Sunday, April 7, with the dedication of memorials.

A set of chapel chimes have been attached to the Hammond organ and will be dedicated at the morning worship service as a memorial to Alan Gibson who was a faithful member of the local church at the time of his death.

A worship center with a laminated wood cross has been installed in the north assembly of the church. This will be dedicated in honor of the late Mrs. A. L. Tefft who was for many years an active leader in the Sunday school. She was also active in the Woman's Society of Christian Service locally, in the district and also held conference offices.

Dedicated in the memory of Mrs. Ida Harkins will be a large pulpit sized Bible which will be used in connection with the memorial worship center.

Leading the dedication service and bringing the message Sunday morning will be the Rev. Willard Stanton. He was former superintendent of the Vancouver district and is now head of Wesley Gardens, a home at Des Moines, Washington, sponsored for retired persons by the Methodist church.

The Rev. Alden Graves, superintendent of the Walla Walla district, will also take part in the morning worship service and dedication.

Following the morning worship service members and friends of the congregation will join in a potluck, anniversary dinner in the church basement At that time the anniversary cake will be cut. The cake will bear the numbers 73, 33 and 3.

This season marks the seventy-third anniversary of the organization of the local congregation in Pomeroy. It is the thirty-third anniversary of the dedication of the original section of the present building and the third artniversary of the completion of the first step of the present building program. That step included the installing of the new chancel and the complete repair and rededication of the building which was completed in 1924.

The day will come to a fitting climax with an organ concert in the sanctuary at 5:00 p. m. In this concert the new memorial chimes will be featured. Mr. Kee, a well known Spokane organist will be at the console of the organ for the concert. Local organist and the local choir will also have a part in the service. Following the formal concert, Kee will discuss informally, the organ, its use, and any problems that anyone may want to bring.

"The community is invited to share in any of the services of this anniversary day. The organ concert is specifically planned so all may enjoy it without neglecting the services of their own church," says the Rev. Lloyd Alden, pastor.


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