April 9, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

At a ladies luncheon in 1957 the ladies were asked to wear their finest jewelry.

A) TRUE

B) FALSE

Answer:

B) FALSE: From the April 28, 1957 bulletin: A luncheon will be served to the ladies of the Association by the members of the Amico Circle. At the meeting to follow, Mrs. A.A. Pfingsten will have charge of the program, the topic to be “In Every Church”. It will also be Old Hat Day. All the ladies are asked to wear the oldest and most fantastic hat they can find. Prizes will be given.

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Tuesday Trivia Will Retire In May

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia

Our Name that Member which debuted in 2022 gave us the opportunity to learn more about our fellow members and once that feature retired, the Communications Committee pondered what new feature could we offer members that would draw us closer to one another and closer to our church?

Thanks to documents found in Communication’s files which archived facts from our church history, Did You Know? Tuesday Trivia! debuted in March of 2023. We started with 28 factoids that have been published twice a month via email and we’re sad to say that we’re unfortunately down to our last couple trivia. The final publications of Did you know? Tuesday Trivia! will be published during the month of May. Our email stats for Tuesday Trivia show that on average 6-7 out of every 10 people took the time to read our email and click over to view the answer. We’re so pleased that our feature showed such a positive response from our member and non-member email list subscribers. Hopefully everyone learned a little something about the Church history that they didn’t know before.

And, if you missed any of our publications, all are archived on our website in our Happening Now section. Simply select Did you know? Tuesday Trivia! from the navigation bar on that page and you’ll be able to view all 28 of our church history trivia.

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March 19, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

How many Pastors have served the church since Reverend David Street began our first worship service 148 years ago in 1876?

A) 31

B) 22

C) 40

Answer:

A) Since Reverend David Street’s first worship service 148 years ago in 1876 there has been a total of 31 Pastors that have served our church. The longest service was by Reverend Elmon Ward who served 16 years from 1970 to 1986.

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March 5, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

From the Annual Report of 1912, how much income did the Forward Finance Campaign add to the regular income?

A) $300

B) $1000

C) $750

Answer:

A) From the Annual Report of 1912 by Rev. Herbert Knox, pastor: “The growth of the church during the past five years has been substantial. The church as made a splendid response to the Forward Finance Campaign, adding $300 to the regular income for the present year. The Thank Offering on June 2nd brought in $150 so that our account at the bank is entirely settled.”

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February 20, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

When was the church dedicated to the worship of God?

A) 1876

B) 1881

C) 1873

Answer:

A) From December 20, 1876 press release *** “On Sunday December 24, 1876 at half past ten a.m. the First Presbyterian Church of Howard situated on Chestnut between Main and Hubbard will be dedicated to the worship of God. The Pastor, Rev. David Street, will deliver a discourse befitting the occasion and several ministers of the different churches in Fort Howard will be in attendance to assist in the ceremonies. It is expected that the services will be of an interesting nature.” ***

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February 6, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

What year was the mortgage burned?

A) 1945

B) 1950

C) 1955

Answer:

B) In 1951 our 75th Anniversary was celebrated under the pastorship of Rev. Arthur Adams who had come to us from Billings, Montana in February of the previous year. The Mortgage had been burned in April following his arrival.

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January 23, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

What was the Minister’s salary in 1893?

A) $1,000

B) $1,250

C) $3,000

Answer:

A) The Minister’s salary in 1893 was $1,000 annually, but in September of that year the trustees’ minutes indicate that only $900 for the year was available, so Rev. J. F. Young stated he would resign. The minutes do not indicate what action was taken, but he apparently reconsidered for he remained as pastor until 1896, in spite of the fact that in 1895 his salary was reduced to $850.00

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January 9, 2024 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

In which year did Nursery Class begin?

A) 1933

B) 1967

C) 1955

Answer:

C) From January 15, 1956 Annual Report: “One of the new features begun this last year was the Nursery Class in charge of Mrs. Powell and Mrs. Schrevens.” Additionally, “Kings Daughters reported 10 meeting, 2 summer picnics, and that they had sold plastic bags, candy and miscellaneous in addition to magazine subscriptions. They sent Christmas gifts to children at the Missionary School at Spear Fish, S. Dakota, and also sponsored a Spring Fashion Show in April which was held in the church parlor.”

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December 19, 2023 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

From the Annual Report of January 17, 1971: Fifteen young people were able to attend the New Wilmington Conference in Pennsylvania by selling what?

A) Candy

B) Light Bulbs

C) Raffle Tickets

Answer:

B) From the Annual Report of January 17, 1971 “Fifteen young people attended the New Wilmington Conference at New Wilmington, PA in July. The young people were accompanied by Pastor Ward, Mr. Bill Sprole, and Mr. Brian Ward. Mr. Sprole served as travel coordinator of the group. The young people sold light bulbs and held an ice cream social during the year to help pay expenses for the trip.”

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December 5, 2023 – Did you know?

Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

Our Name that Member! feature gave us the opportunity to learn just how well we really know each other. But how well do we know our church?

Here’s this week’s Did you know? Tuesday Trivia!

From the 37th Annual Report dated 1913 – what was this year’s membership?

A) 125

B) 257

C) 200

Answer:

B) From the 37th Annual Report, dated 1913. Rev. H.W. Knox, Pastor. “Last year we reported 242 members, and this year 257 members — a net gain of 15. The membership six years ago was 150, so that the net gain during the present pastorate has been 107. The organization of our women into eight neighborhood groups has contributed largely to the efficiency of our work. The idea is that the women in a certain district of the parish from a church extension center so that all our families in that part of the town get to know each other well and help one another in sickness or in sorrow.”

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