A word of explanation first.
A wonderful group of members gathered together in 1994 to document the history of the Republic United Methodist Church in booklet form. They were: Local Contributors, Alphabetically:
David & Linda Allain
Chet & Edith Brown
Barbara & Frank Collette
Elaine & Andrew Jackola
Pastor Fred & Katherine LaMere
Janet & Marty O'Dell
Grace & Benton Porter
Alice (Fanny) Tucker
Our thanks to each for their fine efforts and many hours of hard work.
Their work was not copywrited and did not have page numbers. During our examination of the document, the webmaster discovered it needed to be updated and left openended to add updates later. In 2007 a small group of members was asked to bring the History up to date. They did. They are:
Mary Ann Villar
Our thanks to them for their fine work.
Having mentioned updating, the reader should be advised that two Sections have portions added to the last page and are also left openended.They are Section I and Section III. The reader will notice the different type used. The reader should also be aware that the booklet available to the webmaster for the reproduction was a copy of a copy of a copy. The webmaster was not priveleged to have the original photos and documents that you will see in the presentation. Quality is lacking.
The presentation may be viewed in Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, it may be downloaded free of charge. Click on the Adobe icon to go to the Adobe website to download the Adobe Reader 8.
If you are using dial-up, the download may take several minutes. Once downloaded, Adobe will show page numbers at the top of the their pages.
The reader should also be aware that the webmaster did not edit any portion of the content of this document except to add updates mentioned above. Below is the table of contents as written in the booklet. Each section is a seperate link, click on the link to open the file. Section II and IV are very large files and may take more than several minutes to open.
SECTION I. Circuit Riders, Preachers & Pastors
SECTION II. From Whence We Came
+ History of Methodism
+ The Methodist Church of Iron City
+ The Structure
+ The People
SECTION III. History at a Glance
SECTION IV. Your Stories
+ As You Told It
SECTION V. Methodist "Dictionary"
SECTION VI. Amusing Grace
SECTION VII. Grace and Glorias
+ Plaudits and Praise
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