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Bivens - Temple Baptist Church Growth Shown at First...
Temple Baptist Church Growth Shown at First Annual Session (Special Staff Correspondence) ONTARIO, May 14. Drawing something of a parallel between the activities of members of the society he heads and the story of the children of Israel going out of bondage and journeying into the Promised Land, the Rev. J. Orrin Gould, as the principal speaker at last night's first annual meeting of the Temple Baptist church, recited in parable the struggles and triumphs of his people, who, after years of dissension in the First Baptist church, finally withdrew from that organization and formed a new church. Officers elected to serve the Temple church during the coming year are as follows: clerk, Mrs. H. W. Arms; financial secretary, H. E. Willome; treasurer, W. E. Walk; beneficence treasurer, Mrs. H. E. Willome; deacons, A. O. Bivens, F. E. Hyler, H. W. Arms, Leslie Strawn; deaconesses, Mrs. A. O. Bivens, Mrs. F. E. Hyler, Mrs. M. W. Thompson, Mrs. Leslie Strawn; trustees, A. A. Keith, E. B. Bogart, George B. Harding; religious education, Mrs. George B. Harding, Mrs. H. Eberle, Mrs. J. Orrin Gould; music committee, Mrs. H. L. Presba Mrs. H. E. Willome, Miss Glenice Pearson; auditors, George B. Harding, B. F. Reynolds, C. M. Yeager; head usher, H. Eberle. In recognition of her long service. Mrs. Olive Andrews was made an honorary deaconess for life. The annual meeting was held at the home of Miss Elizabeth Chase, 541 West D street. Mr. Harding was appointed moderator and Mrs. Arms, clerk. Reports trm boards and church committees showed splendid progress and that of W. E. Walk, treasurer, showed all bills paid and a bank balance. Leslie Strawn reported that mission contributions entitle the Temple church to representation at the northern Baptist convention In Kansa3 City, Mo., next month. Mrs. Eberle, president of the Woman's union, gave an outstanding report.

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 15 May 1931, Fri,
  3. Page 17

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