Episcopal Church's semi centennial celebration 1897
McKei-Vey un-equaled A CHURCH'S SEMI-CENTENNIAL. Ku;- of It Plight "nrvlrlnc; Paators Will Speak at the Service To-day. The North Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church, near Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, will befin to-day its semi-centennial celebration. Among the members of the Committee of Arrangements are the Rev. Edward H. Dutcher, the pastor; John McEwen, Jos.ph Barradell, John L. Whitacre, Mary H. Parka, and Mrs. W. W. Wilson. The Rev. George P. Mains, agent of the Methodist Book Concern, will preach at the morning service to-day, and at 2:30 P. M. there will be a Sunday school rally, conducted by Joseph Barradell, at which addresses ' will be made by four of the eight former pastors of the church who are living the Rev. William Plaits, the Rev. Edward Cunningham, the Rev. C P. Corner, and the Rev. W. C. Wilson. At 3:HO o'clock a platform meeting will be held under the auspices of the Brooklyn Church Society, r.nd at ti:'M there will be a special Kpworth League rally, under the direction of Jesse Abrams, President of the league. Ill the evening the Rev. Frank M. North. D. D.. Corresponding Secretary of the New York Church Extension Society, wl.l preach, Tne preachers for the evening services during the week will be: On Monday, the Rev. B. F. Kidder, Ph. D. : Tuesday, the Rev. William A. Lay ton; Wednesday, the Rev. Charles P. Corner; Thunjday, the Rev. George S. Pardington, 1. L. ; Friday, the Rev. William Hamilton.