History Page   (May - August)

 

MAY

1

1938: by-laws changed to discontinue rotary system of election of elders and return to permanent election

 

2

1981: first rummage sale conducted

 

4

1997: bulletin font type modernized

 

5

1984: Women’s Association hosts quilt festival

  

7

1972: Allen organ dedicated

 

13

1951: building program approved

 

16

1962: original building sandblasted

 

19

1963: congregation votes to become “Trinity United Presbyterian Church”

1991: congregation approves parlor remodeling

 

21

1989: 200th anniversary of Presbyterian Church in America

2000: Trinity choir members sing in County’s Bi-Centennial service

 

26

1843: first Presbytery approval of session minutes

 

27

1990: winners of Trinity photo contest announced

 

28

1951: sanctuary remodeling begins, ground broken for east side addition

 

29

1857: Rev. John Ross Findley installed

 

30

1990: remodeling of “Upper Room” begins

 

 

JUNE

1

1982: Trinity joins other Mercer churches in creating food bank (MCCC)

 

2

1841: Rev. Samuel Tait dies

1996: Tracy Connelly hired as congregational assistant

1996: prayer request forms for bulletin listing first used

1996: current sanctuary piano dedicated

 

3

1910: Rev. George Taylor installed—Second Church

1990: geraniums first used in sanctuary to mark Pentecost

 

4

2000: Junior Deacons first listed in bulletin

 

7

1959: first recognition/reception for graduates

1981: first congregational benediction sung

1998: bulletin announces ordering of pew Bibles and racks for sanctuary

 

8

1971: Ed Eshbaugh coaches first Trinity team in softball league

1979: President Carter sends greetings on 175th anniversary

 

10

1920: Rev. J.G. Bingham begins as pastor—Second Church

 

11

1954: church ice cream social (tickets 35 cents) benefits young campers

1972: church receives two sanctuary candelabras

 

15

1983: national church reunion drops “United” from name

 

17

1979: new chancel cloths presented

 

21

1997: 16 Trinity members begin mission trip to Roswell, NM

1998: bulletin announces purchase of a FAX machine

 

24

1962: Louis Elster resigns after 13 years as choir director

1973: George Tucci resigns as organist

 

28

1942: honor service conducted for US soldiers

 

29

1975: Mike McChesney resigns as organist

1952: east addition, communion table, sanctuary furniture dedicated                                           

 

                                            

JULY

1

1872: Rev. B.M. Kerr called—Second Church

1930: Dr. Mason resigns as pastor due to health

1973: Mike McChesney begins as organist

1985: Collier Road manse bought

 

2

1877: Rev. B.M. Kerr resigns—Second Church

 

3

1877: Second Church begins five-year period without a pastor, Rev. George Zahniser serves for three years as supply pastor

 

4

1976: first Religious Heritage Sunday service at Court House

 

5

1970: Dr. Robert Rose preaches first sermon at Trinity

1992: session orders sanctuary pew cushions

 

6

1975: Dennis Fike begins as organist

 

8

1991: parlor renovations begin

 

10

1977: first worship service-picnic at 4-H Park

 

12

1914: Rev. W.R. Van Buskirk begins as pastor—Second Church

1970: Dr. Robert Rose installed as pastor

 

14

1985: sanctuary Bible and stand presented

1998: pew Bibles and racks ordered

 

 

16

1887: Rev. William E. Slemmons called—Second Church

2000: 31 leave on mission trip to Kentucky

2001: ground broken for new east addition

 

 

AUGUST

1

1997: Tracy Connelly resigns as congregational assistant

 

2

1981: Trinity hosts 8 a.m. summer services in August

 

5

1987: Married Couples Class renamed The Vintage Group

 

6

2001: Kimberly Paglia resigns as choir director

 

10

1947: Rev. Malcolm Brown called as pastor

 

16

1882: Rev. D.R. Kerr called as pastor—Second Church

 

25

1991: Trinity celebrates “Christmas in August”

 

27

1961: Rev. George Wilson’s final sermon

1975: chancel choir rehearsals move to Wednesdays

 

28

1990: newsletter size altered, renamed The Trinity Press-byterian

 

30

1992: service includes celebration of six liturgical seasons

 

31

1980: Dr. Robert Rose’s last sermon

1991: Cleora Jeffress resigns as secretary