Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Jeanne and I were married there on June 8, 1947 so, in a few weeks, it will be our 60th anniversary. Dr. Scott McMunn was the pastor at that time. Thanks for showing us the picture now - it brings back good memories.Jeanne & Don CarlsonPalatine, Il
Wasn't this called the Second United Presbyterian Church at one time?
When we were attending and, later, married there, it was the Second United Presbyterian Church. Some time after that, the name was changed to Hill United Presbyterian Church. The First United Presbyterian Church was located at the corner of E. Jefferson and McKean Streets.
I lived at the top of Second Street and would walk past this Church every day on my way to school at Institute Hill Elementary.
I was a member for quite a few years until I moved away. We lived on Pearl St right around the corner. I remember joining because Ken Hall was so dynamic. Both my daughters were baptized there. My younger, Carla, and Jane Resnick became lifelong friends during Children's Hour. Today they are both finishing college and have an apt together here in NYC.
Hey, Marty is my mom! I LOVE this blog!!!
I can recall as a child, when visiting from Fort Wayne, Ind. attending this church. My mother(Margaret Jane Hepler) and father were married there on Aug 19 1940. My wife and I are planning a brief visit to Butler next year
A posting above mentioned the First United Presbyterian Church located at the corner of E. Jefferson and McKean Streets. If it's the church I am thinking of, then I believe this church also changed its name. It is now known as Saint Andrew's United Presbyterian Church. Don't ever remember hearing the name had ever been anything other than Saint Andrew's. They are proud of their Scottish heritage at that church. They had a large congregation at one time, and also some excellent preachers. People may have some good memories to share. Any chance you might have a photo to post?
St. Andrews was originally called the United Pres. Church and Covenant was the First Pres. Church.Clara Barton, Civil War nurse and founder of the America Red Cross spoke at St. Andy's when she came here to help with the great Typhoid Epidemic in 1903/1904. 127 people died in Butler and there were 1,500+ cases. About 1 out 13 people in Butler/Lyndora had typhoid. This was to be Barton's last mission for the Red Cross.It was her visit which started the Red Cross here in Butler.
I am currently a member here! I have been going here since I was born in 88.
We Davidsons (Bill, Grace, Leslie, David, Christine, and Patrice)used to live on the corner east of this church. At that time we lived in the native PA stone house on a double lot at 818 East Brady Street -- (the corner -- Brady and Third -- toward the hospital). Someone later built a house on the corner lot which we had sold to them. . . . By the way , SUMMER GREETINGS to all of our Butler friends!
Regarding Hill United Presbyterian Church blog entries. Second Presbyterian is the Romanesque style architecture church on the Diamond in downtown which is now "Grace at Calvary Lutheran Church". First Presbyterian became Covenant UP (E. Jefferson at Franklin) in 1958 when the Presbyterian Church combined with the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Most churches either merged or changed names to reflect the "United" form. St Andrew's at Jefferson and McKean retained its name (probably added the United) and is still its own entity. The Unification caused much confusion, and still does to some extent. I was baptized at Covenant (when it was still 1st Pres). I have numerous relatives who lived near and were life members (baptized/married/etc) of Hill Presbyterian.Jim Thompson[Born at Butler Hospital; grew up in Prospect]
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