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Texas church celebrates 100 years of history


One of the early church buildings is pictured in this undated photo. (Photo via Jacksonville Daily Progress)

As seen in the Jacksonville Daily Progress: 

In the small town of New Summerfield, a group of small churches line up on one street.
Dead center is a church that stands tall —a church that will celebrate its 100th birthday on Sept. 16.
Back in the early 1900s, the few New Summerfield Church of Christ members would alternate holding service in their homes.
In 1912, J.Henry Dickson and A.G Alex Tipton were appointed elders of the church and William Medford and George W. Sowell were appointed deacons.

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    Thanks for allowing this to be on the web. Not all are aware of how long there have been active Elders in the Lord’s church. They no doubt were the ones that started the work of seeing that the members were busy in their Bible Study and in their life of showing faith in their Study. God has Blessed the congregation since.
    Bud Rawlins
    September, 12 2012

    You could do an interview with Doug Foster of ACU’s Center for Restoration Studies http://www.acu.edu/academics/library/cfm/crs.html and Glenn Carson of Disciples of Christ Historical Society http://www.discipleshistory.org/ about how congregations can preserve materials in archives.
    Ed Dodds
    September, 12 2012

    Love this article! My grandparents attended this congregation for years. We have known and loved many of its members. Thank you!
    Lugene Deiotte
    September, 13 2012

    Loved the article by David & Ann Corbin – it brings back some great memories!
    Alma
    Alma Fly Butts
    October, 7 2012

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