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act st mnu> <div id="wb-Image27HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 156px; top: 86px; width: 914px; height: 828px; text-align: left; z-index: 4;"> <img src="images/img0001.gif" id="Image26HC2" alt="" style="width: 914px; height: 828px;" border="0" /> </div> <div id="wb_Text3HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 210px; top: 91px; width: 590px; height: 90px; text-align: left; z-index: 5;"> <span style="font-size: 28px; color: #999900; font-family: Monotype Corsiva;" color="#999900" face="Monotype Corsiva"> <center><b>&nbsp;Church Timeline Index (1914 - 24)</b></center></a></span> <span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000; font-family: Verdana;" color="#00000" face="Verdana"> <blockquote>SPECIAL NOTE: In the entries index shown below that are in bold <br>indicates there is no additional information for that period or <br>pastor as listed.</span><br /> </blockquote></div> <div id="wb_Text4HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 171px; top: 201px; width: 290px; height: 25px; text-align:left; z-index: 6;"> <span style="font-size: 13px; color: #000000; font-family: Arial;" color="#000000" face="Arial"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1914 - 1916 Rev. Samuel Neal<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1916 - 1918 Rev. Thomas Neal Jr. <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1918 - 1919 Rev. J. D. Bozarth<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1919 - 1921 Rev. James Kirby<br> </span> </div> <div id="wb_Text5HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 480px; top: 201px; width: 300px; height: 25px; text-align:left; z-index: 7;"> <span style="font-size: 13px; color: #000000; font-family: Arial;" color="#000000" face="Arial"> 1922 - 1924 Rev. Langford <br/> 1924 Rev. Harry Dickinson<br> </span> </div> <div id="wb_Text6HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 171px; top: 266px; width: 670px; height: 20px; text-align: left; z-index: 8;"> <hr color="#716F64" align=left size=2 > </div> <div id="wb_Image16HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 868px; top: 86px; width: 201px; height: 150px; text-align: left; z-index: 9;"><img src="images/wwb_img1.jpg" id="Image16HC2" alt="" style="width: 201px; height: 150px;" border="0" /></div> <! ch pic drwg (up lf cnr)> <div id="wb_Text7HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 156px; top: 271px; width: 480px; height: 623px; text-align: left; z-index: 10;"> <blockquote> <span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000; font-family: Arial;" color="#000000" face="Arial"> <br><br> <font size=3><b>1914 - 1916 Rev. Samuel Neal<br>1916 - 1918 Rev. Thomas Neal Jr.</b></font><br /><br> Rev. Samuel Neal from South Amboy, New Jersey, was pastor from <b>March 1914</b> to <b>June 1916</b>. During this time, he was paid $300 a year. Again, in <b>1915</b> the Poor Fund contributed $8.80 in groceries for Sallie Funk's use. The second Edwin Morris' wife, Elizabeth, had her letter transferred from Oaklane Baptist church on <b>May 30, 1915</b>. On <b>January 17, 1916</b>, letters of dismissal were given to Edgar, Amelia, and Kathryn Rinehart to First Baptist church of Pottstown. <br><br> A call was then extended to Rev. Thomas Neal, Jr. on <b>October 29, 1916</b> "at the former salary together with house rent and Sunday evening collections." The previous was recorded during church business meeting of the same date. Rev. Neal's pastorate lasted about a year and an half. <br><br><br> <font size=3><b>1918 - 1919 Rev. J. D. Bozarth<br>1919 - 1921 Rev. James Kirby</b></font><br /><br> On <b>January 9, 1917</b>, a decision was made to have worship service in the Sunday School room until <b>April 1</b> because of heating problems. It was also decided to set a part of the sheds apart for storing cemetery tools.<br><br> Rev. J. D. Bozarth was paid $350 a year with house rent and conveyance. His tenure was from <b>May 19, 1918</b> to <b>March 30, 1919</b>. Again, $5 was paid out of the Poor Fund for groceries for Sallie Funk during <b>1918</b>. An organized social service group for the benefit of the community was begun in <b>1919</b>. It was decided the service group would incur their own expenses.<br><br> Rev. James Kirby had a salary of $400 a year during his tenure, <b>September 1, 1919</b> to <b>September 1, 1921</b>. By this time for comparison, the church was paying $13.95 for a ton of coal as recorded in church minutes of <b>January 7, 1922</b>. <br><br><br> </span> </blockquote> </div> <div id="wb_Text8HC1" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 606px; top: 271px; width: 480px; height: 623px; text-align: left; z-index: 11;"> <blockquote> <span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000; font-family: Arial;" color="#000000" face="Arial"> <br><br> <font size=3><b>1922 - 1924 Rev. Langford<br /> 1924 Rev. Harry Dickinson</b></font><br><br> When a call to Rev. Langford was given, it was possible only through the Central Union Baptist Association's loan of $400 toward Langford's first year salary with the church matching the loan amount for $600. His tenure was from <b>January 5, 1922</b> to <b>September 1, 1924</b>. He was born in Canada and studied the ministry at Bucknell College.<br><br> In <b>August of 1922</b> a committee consisting of Schuyler Wiley and Robert Potts had a proposal of land that was 150 feet west of the church costing $560 from Jay D. Tyson.<br><br> During <b>1923</b> several things were procured or developed. A sweeper, axe and hatchet were recorded as being bought for use of the janitors. A new heating system was considered. It was also decided to install electric lights as soon as the electric lines were erected which would come from Pottstown. A music committee was set-up with Ida May Cook as director of music, Mrs. Mary C. Morris as secretary and Robert Potts responsible for music distribution. <br><br> On <b>April 17, 1923</b>, Isaac Mourar was accepted for baptism. A special ceremony was held on <b>November 22, 1923</b> to set Earl Webster apart for the diaconate. In the news article, which spoke of the above ceremony, said the presence of Rev. Langford added new life to the church.<br><br> The Poor Fund paid seven dollars for coal and one dollar for a doctor bill for Sarah Bertolett as recorded <b>January 24, 1924</b>. <br><br> After Rev. Langford left, Rev. Harry Dickinson preached a Sunday on <b>September 7, 1924</b><br><br> <span style="font-size: 13px; color: #3333FF; font-family: Arial;" color="#3333FF" face="Arial"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="./new-History (1901 - 13).html">Return to previous History (1901 - 13) </a></span></span><br/><br> <!span style="font-size: 13px; color: #3333FF; font-family: Arial;" color="#3333FF" face="Arial"><!span style="text-decoration: underline;"><!a href="./new-History (1914 - 24) .html"><!See next History (1914 - 24)><!/a><!/span><!/span><!br/><!br> <span style="font-size: 13px; color: #FF0000; font-family: Arial;" color="#FF0000" face="Arial">Additional history sections will be added in the future. </span> </span> </blockquote> </div> <div id="wb-Text99HC2" style="margin: 0; padding: 0; position: absolute; left: 161px; top: 882px; width: 140px; height: 19px; text-align: left; z-index: 19;"> <span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman">Updated March 31, 2016.</span></div> <! btm sect of main body text (update date)> </div> </body> </html> <! side bar hgt: 2565 ::1365 main text area hgt: 2413 ::1213 detail section area hgt:790 ::190 > <! 1695 1543 >