FCC 70th Ann

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FCC 70th Ann - IB: 1 11 oTO PREACH OH ANNIVERSARY First...
IB: 1 11 oTO PREACH OH ANNIVERSARY First Congregationalists Prepare Elaborate Program. The seventieth Anniversary of the Firs'. Congregational church, Harrison, at Twenty-sixth streets, will be celebrated with an anniversary sermon by Dr. Francis J. Van Horn, the minister, on "The Past Speaks to the Present;" a series of dramatic and musical programs Sunday evenings; and a dinner for jOthe entire membership, next Wed- Nnesday evening at 6:15. The first dramatic program Is scheduled for tomorrow night, the play entitled "The Prodigal Son," in four acts, with a cast of seventeen young people, members of the Sacramento Congregational church. These players have pre-aented their dramas In many cities. Held In the Social halls and open to the public, the entertainment begins at 7:30. The Juvenile Dramatic class, to which all children are Invited, is held at 6:30 in the chapel. Rehearsals begin for a Christmas play, under the direction - of James E. Boyd. - Toasts "The General Takes Command," "A Trustee's Dream," "A Lawyer Laughs at..Hard Times" and "Seventy Tears Young" are ... features of next Wednesday's "Every Member Come" anniver- smry dinner, starting at 6:16 p. m. Special music, community singing, eventy-mile marathon, stunts, and brief addresses by laymen of 'the church complete the program, at which all over seventy years of age are to be guests of honor. Formed seventy years ago, by. a mail group of Oakland pioneers, the First Congregational church has risen to a high position in the religious and community life of Greater Oakland. Starting in a rented hall the church now has Its own home occupying two acres at Harrison and Twenty-sixth streets. There are now 1300 members. - The building- includes a church auditorium, chapel, club room, library, choir rehearsal room, minister's study, offices, and twenty-six class rooms. Three large services can be held at one time; with the seating capacity near the three thousand mark. Social hall in the north wing of the building is equipped with mo-tlnn nirture moiection and stage O equipment operated by a committee of the younger church members. Operating personnel of the church Include two ministers, pUiiBh visitor, two secretaries, sexton, six department heads with their staffs, choir director, and organists. The staff, is supplemented with over one hundred active workers recruited from the membership, and forming the followin committees: worship and fellowship, world service, endowment, entertainment, motion picture, building and grounds, and religious education. Organizations in the church life include: Young Peoples Forum, Women's League, Men's Leogue, Player's Leogue, Camp Fire Girls, Mayflower club, Modern Crusaders, Modern Minute Men, Church chook together with numerous ub-organlzaUons. Church Celebrates Seventieth Birthday The FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, whose facade is shown in cut, was completed late in 1925. Seventy years ago this church had itshumble beginnings through the meetings of a small group of pioneers. Todav the church is regarded as one of the largest and most up to date religious plants on the Pacific coast, TRIBUNE photo. BREEDER "Thetflospel For This Age," will be theyrmon theme of Dr. Harvey O. Brellen at Mills Terrace Christian eTiurch, Brann and Morcom streets, tomorrow morning. At the evening hour the pastor will give an evangelistic program,; featuring the composer, Charles H. Gabriel and his gospel hymns. The choir, under the direction of Professor J. E. . Fuerbringer, will sing the'gospel choruses and Mrs. 'A.. H. Massey and Mrs. 'Ruby Perkins will sing the masterpieces of the composer. "Fred Wlllia, pianist, will be heard in two numbers. SHIS HOLD GRAND BALE More than a thousand Slavs attended the first .annual entertainment, banquet and grand ball, sponsored by Golden West lodge, Croatian Fraternal Union of America, at the Hotel Ambassador recently. ' Dr. John F. Slavlch spoke on "The English-Speaking Movement." A telegram was read from Anton Gazdlc, supreme president of the union, congratulating the members on this first social affair. Dr. Werenskjold To Give Address Dr. Frithlof Werenskjold, past the Washington arfi I IH Till IttWif amst to Trie Rev. Harold Camp.itaew pastor of the First Baptist (ijlnirclf an-nounces the beginning of popular Sunday evening services to which friends of all creeds and religious persuasions are welcomed. During his pastorate at the Calvary Baptist church, New Haven, Conn., the Sunday evening services were the largest in Connecticut and one of the largest In the country. The largo attendance was due It is said, to "the popular evangelistic appeal, good music, and preaching of the positive and sympathetic note." The service tomorrow night will be featured by an address -by-the pastor on the subject "On the Edge of the Promlsed-iand." There will be special music by tho chorus choir directed by Harrison Ward. 'Fathers and Sons Day9 t l st Lutheran Church Tomorrow will he celebrated as "Fathers and Stfns day" in tWT First English Lutheran church Sixteenth and Grove streets. This is in accord with "Fathers- and Sons" week, whjch Is widely celebrated at this time in many sections of tho country. The pastor, the Rev. Mark Owen Hollor, will speak . op , the subject, "That Million-Dollar Boy of Yours.".,. H says: "When a son is born into a family, the parents immediately benin to see visions and dream dreams, nurturing the fondest hopes and aspirations for their boy. And why not? Great are the possibilities. The positions held by Featuried at Baptist Ward will also lead the song ser vice. The church trio composed of Laura M. Knott, soprano: Philip Ashcraft, tenor, and Harrison Ward, baritone, will sing "Praise Ye the Lord" from Attila by Verdi. The service Begins at 7:80 p. m. From 7 to 7:30, Richard Purvis, ornnnlst, will give an organ recltul playing the following .selections: "Concert Overture' by Rogers, "Pastorale" (new), Purvis; "The Cuckoo," d'AquIn; "A Dream Mood," Gordon Balch Nevln "Murche I'ittorcsnue." Kroeger. . At tho morning. service at 11 the Reverend Camp will pvach on 'Vision and Adventure." There will be nn anthem by the vested choir and Harrison Ward, baritone, will sing "Still, Still With Thee" by Salter. 7 . The nosltlons. many carrying honor -A influence remain, but boyhood dbvelons into manhood and the mantle of authority Is ultimately transferred to a new generation. If sons do not develop as contemplated the responsibility lies for the roost part with the parents, Especially Is this true if parents are not setting an example and treading the path of righteousness themselves. Failure of a father to be a real pal to his boy is a large contributing factor to the way wardness of sons. We are told that we cannot hope to reap other than what we sow

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 15 Nov 1930, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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