Paul Basham 26 Ag 1967

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Paul Basham 26 Ag 1967 - 20-YEAR MORTGAGE First Church of Nazarene Makes...
20-YEAR MORTGAGE First Church of Nazarene Makes Final FUND--Rev. Paul D. Basham, pastor of'First Church of the Nazarene, 910 Highland Ave., 'Chester, lifts his son David, 6, to place coin in donkey's saddlebags. Mr. Basham said the donkey was put in .the Sunday School By JANE GATTONE Daily Times Correspondent CHESTER - This month is very important for the congregation of the First Church of 9ie Nazarene, 910 Highland Ave. They made the final payment of the 20-year mortgage on the church building, built in 1948. A special service will be conducted to burn the mortgage at 10:45 a.m., Oct. 8. Rev. Paul D. Basham, pastor of the church for the past two years said "The burning of the mortgage is significant to our congregation x n'ot only as an ac complishmenl:, but also as a preparation for greater expansion in the future." Mr. Basham brings a personal contact with his congregation into his ministry. He sees a pastor as "a coach who doesn't do all of the work, one who makes sure every one gets to play.'-' "A church gains," he said by training spiritually and intellectually. If we care we will prepare." "Jesus," said Mr. Basham, "emphasized , preparation and there should be an emphasis on preparation in our Christian churches." "Our laymen," he said, "are urged to take an active role in the outreach of the church. By becoming personally involved in Christian service, our members can find the evangelistic mission of the church more meaningful to them. "Jesus told His disciples they were 'the salt of the earth,' and this has been our motto as we have endeavored to serve the community with spiritual ministry." Mr. Basham believes that as complex as "our society is becoming, the people are the same, with the same problems. "We are always the same in our universal craving for the basic hunger and thirsting after righteousness," he said. "The survival of the church is," he said, "a spiritual mat- The pastor was, as he phrases it, "born in a minister's home in Cumberland, Md." He graduated from Woodrow Wilson " High School, Camden.j N. J. He'received a bachelor ofi arts and a theology degree from' Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass., in 1950. In 1953 he received his bachelor of divinity degree from the Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo. He made his decision to be a minister in college. "I had al- Ukrainans Schedule Celebration ways wanted to serve people in some way," he said. "After I had been away . from home several years in college, I saw the pastorate as the place for me to serve." Mrs. Basham, formerly Joanne Zeigler of Lansdale, is a registered nurse. They have one son, Timothy Wayne, 6. Mr. Basham was minister of religious education, F i r s t| Church of the Nazarene, Elkhart, nd., and pastor of Nazarene Churches in Baltimore and Lewisburg, Pa., b e f o to Chester. He will be a delegate of the Philadelphia District to the International Convention of Nazarene Youth Leaders in Kansas, Mo., in June, 1968. A member of the Central Y.M.C.A. here, the pastor is a member of the handball league. He also enjoys fishing and hunting and the family spends vacations camping. churches - St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church w i l l | I N BALTIMORE observe Patron Saint Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, on the newly-purchased 30 acres of parish grounds, Goodley Road, Bethel. Holy Liturgy will be served by Very Rev. Omelan Mycyk, pastor, assisted by neigh- . . Department as an incentive for children to contribute to the missionary fund, dividual heart!" ° every m " UPLAND to the Holy Liturgy ser- 'ice, the grounds will be blessed. Following the Liturgy a Re- uiem service will be held for he late pioneers and members f the parish. The Sermons will be given in Ukrainian by Very Rev. Stephn Bilak, pastor of St. Vladimir's Cathedral, Philadelphia, and in English by Very Rev. ohn Hundiak of St. Demetrius' parish, Carteret, N. J. Following the religious ser- ices a dinner will be served by he Junior Chapter of the Ukrain- an Orthodox League. A cultural program also will be featured which will include singing and recitations by t h e Chester parish, flute players 'rom the Wilmington parish and Jkrainian dancers from the Philadelphia Countian Neiv Post Donald J. Winfree, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Winfree, of 235 W. 7th St., Chester, was appointed assistant director of the Baltimore Archdiocesan Retreat House at Sparks, Md. For the past two years, he has been a religion and language teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Baltimore. He will assist Rev. John Await, new of the retreat house, in conducting retreats for high school boys and girls. Brother Donald, formerly a parishioner of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Chester, entered the Marianist postulate in Beacon, N.Y. after graduation 1962 Chaminade the

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 26 Aug 1967, Sat,
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