Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on November 9, 1961 · Page 3
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 3

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, November 9, 1961
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BAGHDAD -Iraq is building alThurs., Nov. 9, 39G1 n e w atomic medical center. I . . . , , GREELEY TRIBUNE Pag« 3 ^^ DIAMONDS ARE SUPERIOR: EARLY BRIGGSDALE CHURCH GOERS attended services in this store, which was part of the J. A. Brooks Lumber Yard. The two riders at right rode into town after supplies and wandered curiously into the "Sunday-Go-To- · Meetin 1 " picture. 6r/ggscfa/eCongr^gof/ono/C/7i/rcf) Celebrates Ws 50f/7 " · · · . By JIM-'klTCH.' BBRIGGSDALE --. A;church''is not usually closely"'' associated with the Mild and woolly West,;but the Briggsdale Congregational Church is an exception to the rule j The church and its many activer members, past and present, this! month celebrated a .half century] of giving and receiving spiritual guidance. The history of the church goes as fan back as the history of the community of Briggsdale. ; Foimdtd in 1»11 The 'year was. 1911. The vast, open prairies which extended east from Greeley into the Midwest were undergoing an invasion by stout-hearted · wen and . women whose aim it was to lame the West and make .it prosper. '. Suddenly homesteader shacks doited the horizon and mile after mile of barbed wire fence began stretching over the sand and sage. brush.-' - . ' ; Setttamrit en Crow Grt*k Many of the homesteaders settled near the banks of Crow Creek and suddenly a village was · bom. It was christened Briggsdale; -'. . ' · ' ' . The settlers soon saw that battling a. baren land, with all its unyielding elements, . required more than desire and brawn anc Ihe .need-Jo,survive.. The battle requ ir£d ''spiritual guidance., ··J-'Siihiday/Sdiool .Stirttcl A Sunday School was ultimately started in the home of a Mr. and Mrs. Bird. As attendance grew the Sunday School moved into 'the store building connected lo the J. A. Brooks Lumber Yard. ^ Sunday School in a store .proved confusion, however, becausev'Smv day or not, farmers fouM the'day a good one to come ; a load of ccal, some lumber 01 groceries. Finally, on July 2,; 1911, lown cilizens held a meqling in Ihe store to lay the groundwork for organizing a church. P. J. Kenrwdy Was .Chairman P. J. Kennedy was clwsen chair man of Ihe founding conimillee and W. F. Shelion acted as clerk The congregation_.'-adopted thi "Creed of 1883" as'ra doctrine foi Ihe church and two weeks latci a meeting- was -held, to firm up plans. Six persons joined Ihe church and formed; the. firs,!.legal con gregation. They were Mr. am Mrs. J. P. Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs Glenn Kennedy Mr. and Mrs W. FV-Shellph. - , Firtt P«tor tram Eaton A,. Rev. Dickinson of Eatoi preached the first sermon at thi new church. Jt was first sermon ever heard in Briggs dale. His wife, Mrs. Winifrec Dickinson, now lives at Bonne! Home in Grceley. Soon members laid plans fo constriiclion of a church. The Mil Ttw Rev. OwtrwcW Hern and and - money was raised for lonstruclioin of a basement. Members constructed Ihe basement, oofe'd 'it over and began using t in 1912.- 71»M Ywr ..__ The true course of the church was determined on May 14, 1914 vhen a large crowd, represent- rig 14 separate denominations gathered lo decide on a dehomina :ion for Ihe church; It was finally decided .to dedi cat e'the church as'the Union-Con 'regational Church' of Briggsdale The properly which had been deeded to the trustees was in turn deeded to.the Colorado Congre- jalional Conference',-which deedec t back to the incorporated loca church,to ; be'"now and forever Jnjon. Congregational property. 1 ' ' r -'-^l --i:-- AU B MLM UJ ' AM FoorxW ; Tn'i91S a Ladies AirJ was found ed within the church and still ex ists loday. On June 14,. .1916, Ihe members decided to builcfa sanctuary above basement. Members donatec $350. toward the addition and a committee was formed lo solici additional financial aid. By the spring of 1917 the build ing was completed and dedicalec free of debt through a grant from the Congregational Building So c'iety. The Rev. C. P. Emery wa resident pastor of the church a lhat time.' Full-Tim. Pastor Sought Over the years the church wa served by pastors from Grover Gill, Aulf, Greeley anoT Denver Finally the congregation decider, to try to attract a pastor of it own by securing a parsonage. A total $500 was pledged an a residence was purchased i 1926. It remained church property until 1944, when it. was sold to Elmer Stapleton. It is now owne by the Briggsdale School District .-i Church* Un**d Over the years a Baptist churc was conceived and thrived i Briggsdale. Finally, in 1939, wcsf Trive'stmmt Co. donated the movement got underway, to unit NEW DISCOVERY! It WM racanrty dixovafad thai Earth Peopk have kne*« and aJbow*. Viking, rtcognixing iMi fact, ha ftf f«ct«J fre* arm tewing mathinM thai properly MW thna Itard to g* at THESt HMARKABU MACH1NB AT FREE ARM ZIG-ZAG 1M RJ1 MACHINEi »· tow » I WtWM SEWING CENTER 814 8th'Av*. e two 'churches. The' change ver, took place/ ; ' '·_:' In 1937 leadership began -la de and the SiiKday-School'was Mndoned until 1952, when it was organized with Mrs. Roy Washurn acting a ssuperinterident.. · Rev. Hem Now P«tor" The now world-famous Rev. srtrude Horn became the miner at Briggsdale m 1949. For years now site acted'as pastor churches at Grover, Hereford, riggsdale and Prairie Center. Her parish is a 660 square mile ctlon of rough roads, vast pralr- and sometimes bad weather, ver the years she has worn out ven ears serving her congrega-' ons. ' . " " ' . ' · Rev. Horn recenlly received trough the Associated Press orld-wkte publicity.. She reports eceiving correspondence from all /er the United 1 States and from bevy-of foreign countries. Last Sunday all who were able athered at the church to com lemorale 50 years of service. Of iheir church they feel as avid the Psalmist felt. "Lord, I ave loved the habitation of thy ouse and the place where thine onor dwelleth." (Psalms 26:8). DIAMONDS WEIGHT 95 feM* MlH«f '/, \f\\, Mi twrtIM Mil ftlr ta UK pU. trWi trtt i«« Ml wllk 12 *««·* tH.llsj /, tcrd [· . . THE WHITE FRAME CHURCH at Briggsdak stands out on Ihe horizon to travelers along Colorado highway 14. Basement of the church was constructed in 1912 and the top added 1916. Itt'i «Jii»t ili« vllk 4 tin i Willq '/i lint Ii UK tclJ, FlttnHM f'lik. '69* 11 radian! dltfmondi totaling' caral highlight Dili bridal pair I UK gold. iMMItillr enfpri nhl rt«J wllb hK loll ««Hds to xnxt UK 8tV St., Greeley \ KERSEY i Mrs. 1 Will Day is isiting her sister, -Mis. Mose Wai ,ce and family at' Rogers, Ark, Mr. and;Mrs.; r Jim-Giggy have ' ' ntertainment. Many of the chil- ren came in costume. Mrs. Edward Meikel Jr. of 'ort Collins spent a da; last week at the E. J. Meikel .horne.- Sayoka Nishi, who t'eachei:' at Manual high school in Denver, /isited her parenl:, Mr. and Mrs. Henry.Jiishi-.ower.ihe-weekend. . Worktrl a8eleva(br,"i£fefjlace the bae.'Jhat-burned JSeptjJ-VisCO, is irogressing nicely. The building is rade of steel and concrete and is reing built*by Masden Millwright ought r' h:St.' Ben Wertz on a ; hqu'se lo ale reriiodeling'to tlje house. Mr; aM, Mrs? Louis Stolarczyk lary Ami arid -, George Preblsh ave re.lurned from Minneapolis linn.-, where they attended a wed- ing- and. visiled relatives. .- ' Mrs; J. H. Chrlsfman, who .fel nd fractured a vertebrae in her ack,' has retiinjed home from e hospiial. Her granddaughter Irs. Larry Johnson, nee Sandra Vard, of Karval, came here to x 'wilh Mrs. Chrisiman a few ays; Johnson : is »' teacher farval. Tlie ohildren ,of ti)e Kersey ommunity enjoyed the annua lalloween party at the schoo louse last 'week. Games, movie, md refreshments were part of the I N T E R I O R of the present-day Briggsdab Congregational Church is shown in this picture. It is simple, but neat and functional. v . OSLO -- Nosrway anticipates record grain., cpjp this year. Ph. EL 2-2240 Days Nights and Sundays Repair any .AC or DC Radio--$2.50 plus parts VVe Give Gold!Bond SUmpi Bill's TV Service Elmer Barker, Owner 435 14th Ave. Radio - Dispatch Service CHRISTMAS SAVINGS CLUB "JOIN NOW FOR '62 rr ]¥ETEftANS' DAY WALLPAPER BARGAINS 3 Big Groups Group No. 1 · R*f. 79c to ttc. You'll be pleased at the quility of these , bczutiful papen, *nd ibeic low, low price. . , · Qioo« from many cotors^and patccrns. You can Actually ' decorate-an average IOxJ2-ft. room f o r $4,00, .including v border! . ' . ·* Group No. 2 . We to «5c. 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