Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 17, 1963 · Page 6
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 6

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, August 17, 1963
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SAT UttD A Y, AUGUST h0 Telegraph's Church and Religion, Section Rev. Mayhew Goes • .!*s^y--, • v To Centralia Rev. Schultz Leading in Cincinnati Integration REV. MAYHEW Bethalto BibleSchooI nn fru » | 1 o Jr inish BETHALTO — Vacation Bible School at the Christian Church here ended Friday. A closing program will be held Sunday night at 7 in the church. The program will be a review of the activities of the two-week school, including a display of handicrafts and report on Bible studies. In other church business there, the executive council of Women's Fellowship announced plans for a church picnic Sept. 7. Committees on worship, membership and refreshments were appointed. Programs of the fellowship were planned through December. Carrollton Our Redeemer To Have Guest CARROLLTON — The Rev. Don Veitengruber of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will speak at the 7:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. worship services Sunday at Our Redeemer Lutheran church in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Kieth Gerberding who is vacationing with his family for two weeks The Rev. Roger Christiansen, pastor of the Methodist church will be the guest speaker at the Sunday worship service,, at 10:45 a.m. in the First Presbyterian church in the absence of the pastor, the Rev. Frank Marston, who is on vacation. There will be no service other than Sunday school in the First Christian church. Godfrey Church Of Christ Has New Pastor Paul Hughey, who served several years ago as pastor of the Central and Madison Church of Christ in Wood River, will take over duties as pastor of the Godfrey Church of Christ. He is moving from Peoria where he served as pastor of the Church of Christ in that city for three years, Dr. Weaver College Avenue Guest Speaker Dr. David A. Weaver, of the office of the Dean of Admissions at Washington University, St. Louis, will be guest minister Sunday at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services at College Avenue Presbyter- Jan Church. He will speak on, "The Pursuit of Excellence." Aft* Yerncm Chorus At Si, John's Baptist Mount Vernon Gospel Chorus of Mt- Vernon, Ul.i will present a music program at St. John's Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday. Calvin Welch, chairman committee, The Rev. Kendall P. Mayhew, or six years pastor of Alton Free Methodist Church at 2711 Hillcrest, has been appointed pastor of Free Methodist Church at Cen- ralia. The appointment was announced by Bishop L. R. Marston of Greenville, who also announced the Rev. Mayhew's successor here, the Rev. Carter Carney of Taylorville. During the Rev, Mayhew's local pastorate, the congregation erected a new $75,000 building. At the recent annual conference of the denomination, the Rev. Mayhcw was named delegate to the general church conference at Winona, Lake, Ind., next June. Mayhew was named a delegate from the women's missionary society. The Rev. Mayhew is a former president of Alton Ministerial Alliance and is a director of Alton- Wood River Chapter of the American Red Cross. A farewell potluck supper for Rev. and Mrs. Mayhew will be OUT FOR WALK The Rev. Schulze walks with several of his parishioners in an integrated cooperative apartment in one of the oldest parts of Cincinnati where he lives with his wife and family. "We need to meet the changing character ot this downtown section," he said. given Monday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church. Friends and neighbors, as well as members of the church are invited. Siebenmaim To Speak At Jersey JERSEYVILLE — The Rev. Paul Siebenmann of San Antonio, Tex., a former Jerseyville resident, will speak and show a film at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church. He will also quote several poems Tom his new book of poems p'ub- ished by the .Vantage Press ot New York, entitled "Songs of the loul." The film deals with juvenile delinquency. Two contributing factors involved are alcohol and narcotics, he said. Siebenmann is employed by the Texas Alcohol and Narcotic Education Commission to lecture in the schools of Texas. He and Mrs. Siebenmann are en route to Ham- inton, Ontario for a special school of alcoholism at McMasters University. Siebenmann is the son of Mrs. Charles Siebenmann of Jerseyville and the late Mr. Siebenmann. Pastor's Son Guest Speaker Vicar Robert Meyer, son of the Rev. Reuben W. Meyer, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wood River, will be guest speaker at the church Sunday. Vicar Meyer is a student at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Clayton, Mo., and has just completed his vicarage year as assistant pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church, Seward, Nebr. Meyer and his wife are presently living in Wood River, but will move to St. Louis where M r s. Meyer will teach in an elementary school and Meyer will continue his studies. SIU Lecture On Christ, Science Dr. Kcrmit Ratzlaff, assistant professor of zoology at SIU, will conclude the series of lectures on "The Christian Message and Higher Education" Aug. 25 at upper Alton Baptist Church beginning at 8 p.m. Dr. Ratzlaff will speak on "The Christian Message in Relation to cience," The series, sponsored oy the Shurtleff Baptist Founda* lion, featured lectures by members of the SIU faculty. They are open to the public without charge. Brighton First Baptist Bible Scliool Program BRIGHTON — A commencement program for First Southern Baptist Church daily vacation Bible school is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. A. W. Duncan, pastor, who acted as principal of the school, said 101 were enrolled in the school and average daily attendance was 79. Pupils will present a program Sunday night and craft work will be on display. Organizational meetings followed the monthly fellowship supper Wednesday evening at the church. Mrs. Ann Cox was named president of the Women's Missionary Union for the coming year, and it was announced that state mission week of prayer will be Sept. 9 to 13. An all day meeting will be held at the church Thursday, Sept. 12, with a potluck at noon. Members of the Women's Missionary Union will have junior and intermediate members of the Girls Auxiliary as guests at a "Christmas in August" party Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the church. A Christmas box will be packed and sent to a Good Will Center at Detroit. The Parsonage Committee also met. Tentative plans were laid to have the new parsonage now under construction completed around Sept. 1. At that time the Rev. Duncan and family will take up residence there. Rev. Snow Guest Speaker at Bethel JERSEYVILLE — Rev. Ray Snow, pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church will be guest speakei at the morning worship service of the First Baptist Church of Jerseyville Sunday. His topic will be "He Is Coming." The Executive Committee of the board will meet for lunch and business session at 1 p.m. Thurs day. A pastor who was instrumental In achieving Alton's first large-scale church integration Is now busy doing the same kind of work in Concinnati. ** The Rev. Herbert A. Schulze, former pflstor of Beren Lutheran Church here, Is heading the program of Concorrila Lutheran Church In downtown Gin. cinnati to integrate "people of all colors and conditions Into the communion of saints." He was Installed last month as assistant pastor of the new church, after tour years as pastor of the Negro church In Alton. Schulze led a movement in Berea before he left which resulted In some 50 members of (be church being accepted in formerly all-white Lutheran churches In Alton and Godfrey. Not As Drninntio ''I am sure the success here will not be as dramatic as at Berea, where we were able to undo a long-standing institution of segregation in a few short months," Schulze told the Telegraph. The idea of the church here ministering to the nonwhite middle class, after it has done the opposite for more than 100 years, will be a long time in taking hold." "However," he said, "I have not been hired as a missionary to the Negroes, and regard my ministry to the present membership as vital for inspiring them to be the evangelists they inherently are." While some members of the TALKS TO NEIGHBOR Tfie Rev. Schul/e and one of his neighbors talk on a balcony of their integrated cooperative apartment in downtown Cincinnati. A former pastor at Berea Lutheran Church in Alton, lie said our aim is to teach the church members to be evangelists where they are. AT DOOR OF CHURCH The Rev. Herbert Schulze, stands at the door of his new parish located in the downtown section of Cincinnati where he is planning a church integration program similar to his efforts in Alton. Miss Rodreguez At Greenfield First Baptist GREENFIELD — Miss Elvira Rodriguez of San Salvador, who came to the United States for missionary training, will be guest speaker at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. Sunday School classes will convene an hour later than usual, at 10:30 a.m. Morning worship services will be canceled Sunday at the area Methodist churches while the Rev. John Seed is attending Garrett Bible Institute, Evanston. Sunday School will be held at the usual lime at the Greenfield, Rockbridge, and Rubicon Churches. church may object to the new integration program, Schulze said, the aim is to meet the changing character of the downtown section of Cincinnati where the church is located and "do something to reach the folks in the community." He and his wife and daughter, -3, have moved into an integrated cooperative apartment in one of the oldest parts of the city. Aims To Identify "My aim isn't to proselytize but to identify with these people," he said, "and help them in whatever need they have, whether it is for the Gospel or for friendship anl support in their struggle for human rights." Schulze's stand on integration and human rights was apparent during his stay in Alton as he participated in a freedom march and was active in work with the Alton Commission on Human Relations, NAACP and CORE groups and the Illinois Citizens for Freedom of Residence. The adult membership at Berea increased from 85 to 130 during his stay at Berea, and as average Sunday attendance grew from 32 to 92, the church faced a space problem. In addition, he said, "the leadership questioned the propriety of a segregated congregation in the light of the denomination's position on the unity of members, as well as the financial expediency of maintaining duplicated facilities and programs." Voted To Discontinue In November of 1962, he said, "the voters body unanimously decided to discontinue as a congregation," with the members transferring to whatever area Strong on Stand Pastors Resign Pulpits for Integration By GEORGE W. CORNELL Associated Press Religion Writer One evening last spring at a meeting of the Board of Deacons of the Baptist Church in the community of Linden, Ala., someone asked a hypothetical question: What would happen if a Negro sought membership? The Rev. Joe Patterson, then pastor, promptly replied that to bar a person because of color would "reduce the church, which tellw was founded by Christ to be a universal and redemptive fellowship, to nothing more than a social club." His viewpoint brought sharply conflicting reaction from the congregation. Rather than "tear up the church," the Rev. Mr. Patterson resigned, effective June 29. Such cases have become increasingly frequent. Numerous pastors in the South, and a few in the North, have left Strawberry Festival Set j Wednesday at 12th Street Royal Sons Quartet The Royal Sons Quartet will sing Sunday at the evening services at First General Baptist Church of East Alton. Following the services, tin.' young people of the church will sponsor a "Sing." The public is invited . Abundant JU'births TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Asked to explain the rapid growth of the Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. C. Dexter Westhafer, a pastor .here, said It was due to "a high rebirth rate at Nazarene altars." He IM}d,e4 that «'we yecejve only born-again Christians Into the church. The Tri-mu Class of the 12th Street Presbyterlian Church will sponsor a Strawberry Festival Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. on the church lawn. Strawberries, ice cream and cake, refreshments? and sandwiches will be sold to raise money for the annual Christmas party given by the class for underprivileged children in the area. heir pulpits under varying degrees of pressure because of their stands against racial segregation. The total number is unknown, since the reason for ministerial departures ordinarily is not specified when such conflicts are involved, church officials say. However, reports have turned up more than a score of clergy men who have left their pulpits since early spring under fire for their stands on race relations. In some instances, there have been physical attacks, harassing telephone calls, tire- slashing. Usually, however, the objections are registered by chilly attitudes and thinning church attendance. Largest Christian bodies in the South are the Methodist Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. The Rev. Dr. Albert McClellan of Nashville, Tenn., a Southern Baptist executive, says he knows Christian Science Services First Church of Christ, Scientist 533 East Tenth St.-—All Are Welcptne Sunday Service XI AM. Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting 8 J*,M, Sunday School 11 AM, Nursery Open During Each Service Reading Room, 100 East Broadway Open Dally Except Sunday & Holidays from 11 to 4:30 P.M. definitely of only three pastors forced out of their pulpits recently over the race question. But he said there could be many more, and that he knew of several others who resigned voluntarily because they felt they couldn't preach, forlhrightly on the racial problem. While some have remained silent in order to continue what service they could in peace, the Rev. Mr. McClellan said, still others "have spoken out in love for racial reconciliation." In Mississippi Methodist Bishop Marvin . Franklin said "a little more than usual left last year. "but we haven't had an enormous number leave," he added. "A lot of them found better posi lions, I think we've had others leave partly on account of the racial situation," Of 28 Methodist pastors in Bishop Franklin's conference who last January signed a "statcmen of conviction" against racial dis crimination 19 have moved on to other posts. LUTHERAN of the Greater Alton Area Welcome You To Worship Tomorrow Dlal-A-rrnyer HO 8-8063 Gospel Sundays Sundays For Information on the nearest Lutheran Church call HP 5-3833. or write 511 Marsh St., Alton, )arish they chose. "By April of this year," he said, "50 adults and 25 children were accepted into full membership by Faith Lutheran Church n Godfrey and Trinity Lutheran Church in Alton." He said Berea is being maintained "for a small group that prefers not to integrate." "It, is amazing to me in this day," he said, "where we are witnessing a new era of human progress brought about by the bloodshed and untold sacrifices of so many that there, are still some who can justify a policy ot racial separation in the church and be a part In it. One would not expect this of church people. Schul/e, 33, was born In St. Louis and attended parochial school I here. He graduated from Concordia College In Portland, Ore., in 1053, and completed his theological training at Concordia Seminary of St. Louis. Seminary Professor Alton Evangelical Hears Rev. Rumf The Rev. Oscar J. Rumpf, professor of practical theology at Men Theological Seminary i n Webster Groves, will serve as ;uest pastor at the Alton Evan- ;elical Church, United Church of Christ, on Sunday. Professor Rumpf is a gradu- ile of Elmhurst College and Eden Seminary. Before his appointment o the Seminary, he served pastorates in Kansas City and Sedalia, Mo., and Hubbard, Iowa. He was formerly Director of the Bureau oof Audio-Visual Aids and Director of Adult Work and Family Life for the Board of Christian Education of the Evangelical and Reformed Church. He served as Chairman of the Broadcasting and Film Commission of the National Council of Churches and directed the production ot a half dozen motion picture films. Professor Rumpf is the author of the books "The Use of Audio- PROF. RUMPF visual in the Church" and "Christian Faith and Lite." CHURCH OF CHRIST GODFREY, ILL. MEETING AT THE PRESENT TIME AT GODFREY CIVIC CENTER PAUL HUGHEY, Minister BIBLE STUDY .: 9:45 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 10:45 A.M. EVENING SERVICE 7:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY ... 7:30 P.M. PEARL WILLIS Evangelist Take Time for God EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE AUGUST 18-23 - 7s30 P.M. KINGDOM MEN, Song Evangelists Public Invited Nuiswy Hear! '?' FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST (Christian; Setond gnd Loreno Wood Rlvsr, Illlmli

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