Jubilee Marked PEARL GITY-First United Methodist Church of Pearl City will celebrate its diamond jubilee beginning Thursday with an ice cream social'from 5 to 8 p.m. and a historical pageant at 8:30. Arrival of the first white settlers in the early 1800s marks the first record of any religious meeting in this area, according to the church history. Peter Cartwright, a circuit rider • from Virginia, followed the west trail along Yellow Creek Valley as he traveled from Dixon to Galena. A favorite .stopping place was\the Kellogg Grove area southeast of Kent. He conducted services therein a two-room log cabin built in 1827. The area eventually became inore 1 populated and the Methodists began to meet in the Yellow Creek school in the 1850s. .:,-,.. In compiling the early history of Methodism in this section of Illinois, it was discovered that Andrew Mills, Eby and Yellow Creek werfe names of the town of Pearl City before pearls were found in Yellow Creek in 1893. Yellow Creek was included in the Kent Circuit as early as 1855. In 1860, Andrew Mills was one of live churches in a circuit including Van Brocklin, Kent, Willow and Morseville. /Two ministers were appointed. ; In 1880, a larger school was needed. •Hiram Goodrich donated land and the building was moved to the new site west or Yellow Creek. i For a while, services were held every two we"eks on Sunday afternoon. A Iminister would serve several churches and often walk from onie to another, pne circuit was from Lanark to Loran and later, to Yellow Creek. : In 1890, there were 102 conversions and 91 persons signed to organize the English Methodist Church. ! The parsonage was'located on the southwest end of town on the corner of Summit and South streets. : In 1897 the church, with services held in a store owned by George S. Kleckner, was named J. H-. Carson M.E. Church. The little chapel was outgrowing itself and before Christmas, programs were held in the nearby Opera House. ,;. Another older school/building was pought and moved to the site of the present church. The chapel was sold at that time. V ; In 1893, the name of the town was changed to Pearl City and the church name was changed to Pearl City Methodist. In the late 1890s the' school being used for services was sold and, a new building committee was formed. / Henry Wise, who lived nearby, devoted full time tb building a new church. The church was erected-in 1901 at a cost of $5,000. r ' ^ : According to the church history, no improvements were made during the Depression and World War II. The Rev. A. W. Otis, who arrived in 1938, listed many improvements made in the parsonage>and the -additiriri-, of optstae shrubs and flowers; 'During the past 25 years, several re- C0RRECTION ^ The Tent Troupe, a traveling summer theater group, will perform in Lena Community Park on Thursday. The date of the appearance was incorrectly stated in The Jburnai^Stand-,: ard,of July 3.'•!".'*' '''•>;• ;< ; 'V Pearl City First Methodist Church modeling projects have been undertaken by the church. In 1053, the sanctuary and one social room 'were remodeled. Rooms were added on two sides of the chancel for the minister and the choir. All woodwork including floors and pews were refinished in light oak. Wails and ceilings were repainted and new light fixtures were installed. Oak paneling was also added in the .chancel area along with a stained-glass window and rose carpeting. By 1967, additional room was needed for secretarial work arid a pastor's study. A bequest for $4,518 was used in adding a multipurpose room. . In the fall of 1966, the lot south of the church was graveled for parking. The front entrance of the church was enlarged and dedicated last November. Thirty-eight ministers have served the church since its beginning. The present pastor is the Rev. Fred Rick- leff. Additional activities are scheduled by the church in observance of its jubilee celebration. • Borneo Missionary To Speak In Davis DAVIS- Mrs. Paul Schwarze, formerly of the Davis area, will speak to the United Methodist Women of Calvary Church here at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Schwarze and her husband, son of a former Davis minister, are home on leave from their missionary work in Borneo. Mrs. Delmer Meyers is in charge of devotions, and Miss Mildred Arnsmeier is the hostess. Backyard Bible Classes Scheduled This Week In Four Area Towns Five-day sessions of backyard Bible classes begin today in four area towns, sponsored by the Children's Evangelism Fellowship of Rockford. Classes will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whitchurch in Durand from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; at the home of^Mr. and Mrs. Bud Foster in Davis from 11 a.m. to noon; at the Rock City United Methodist Church from 1:30 to.2:30 p.m.; and at the Dakota Teen Center from 3 to 4 p.m. Bible and missionary stories, songs and games are planned. Freaport (III.) Journal-Standard, Monday, July 7, 1975 P»q« 11 Religion Reporter Fro/?? Michigan Gets National Award ANAHEIM, Calif. (UPI) - Glefin Gilbert, religion reporter for the Ann Arbor, Mich., News, received the first Louis Cassels Memorial Award for excellence in religious news writing Saturday at the annual convention of the Religious Newswriters Association. With the award, given in honor of the late United Press International religion editor who pioneered weekly religion columns, went a $100 check. The association also presented the James Supple Memorial Award to Lee Kelly of the St. Petersburg, Fla., Times. Lombard Girl Crowned Saturday As Miss Illinois-World AURORA, 111. (UPI) - Carrie Kravchuk, 19, Lombard, a student at Loyola University in Chicago, was crowned Miss Illinois-World Sunday night at the Miss Illinois-World Pageant at West Aurora High School. Miss Kravchuk, a 5-foot-8,127-pound, brown-eyed brunette, says she hopes to get a master's degree in history and eventually wants to become a lawyer: She will go to Massachusetts in August for the national competition. If she wins there, she will advance to the Miss World Pageant. _x»4iyyiijripn^trnanMp>jy-: ^^^^B^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ^^^^vi^^^^^^^v^^^m Area, Local Churches Tuesday Silver Creek Reformed Church Dorcas Soclety v l:30 p.m. at the church. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets . will be available at the door, , Wednesday™ ' Rock Grove St. Paul Lutheran Church Luther League, to attend the production of "Godspell" at the Starlight Theater, Rock Valley College. The.group will meet at the Last Straw in Rockford at 6 p.m. before attending the play. Balleyvtlle/Reformed Church .Ice Cream Social, 5:30 p.m., sponsored'by the Youth Fellowship. Thursday Ora'ngeville United Methodist Church Esther Circle, 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Grace Lapp will be in charge of the lesson.'' . .- . -•• ? 'TFoiresWtf Reformed .Church Youth Fellowship, invites the public to hear [ CALL B & B ELECTRIC Industrial-Commercial Wiring and Repairing Corner Locust and ChettAut P.O. Box 753-Fr**port, I 233-2112 OUTSTANDING FEATURES. OUTSTANDING LOW PRICE. Wirds chain link fabric, built to last and protect. See us for low-cost installation (extra)* Wards sturdy chain link fence protects your family, property and pets while it assures your privacy, beautifies your lawn and increases the value of your property. Fencing is ruggedly constructed for years of service. Make your selection frorn a variety of heights and qualities. 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