Centennial march 11

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A celebration of the life, faith and mission of First United Methodist Church, Williamstown, WV for the past 100 years.

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Centennial march 11

  1. 1. August 11 & 12, 2012Centennial Celebration
  2. 2. requiredremodeling  safer exits stairway to basement ~ narrow, single-lane, wooden steps  kitchen to outside ~ six steps ~ big, hot ovens  Sunday school ~ crowded ~ more rooms needed  narrow balcony to one set of stairs ~ unsafe
  3. 3.  Sunday schoolarea open area, before remodeling stairwell area sacristy room to the right nursery, lounge door to the left sanctuary entrance
  4. 4. original 1912 churchsanctuary ~ the auditorium, adjacent side ~ lecture hall
  5. 5.  Frank M. Fenton, building committee chair, safe stairwells, better use of Sunday school area classes “bursting at theseams” basement social hall subdivided, classrooms, wooden doors on pullies 1st Higher Grounds
  6. 6. 1957  stairwells constructed added floor/ ceiling  divided into chapel area, parlor, restrooms$54,000 raised in pledges  choir robe room, no elevator, elevator lobby pastor’s study  much of construction done by members  1982 handicapped chair lift, entrance ramp
  7. 7. Renovation  stained- glasswindows used in stairwells  back stairway stopped at present parking lot
  8. 8. landscaping ~ dogwood trees, rhododendron bushes, azaleas, gingko trees
  9. 9. pulpit Bible ~ 1952 ~ chapel Biblememorial gift ~ Rodney Evans ~ Karen Fenton’s father

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