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  Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[First Christian Church 1956]

[First Christian Church 1956]

Date: December 1, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church and educational building shortly after construction was completed..
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper at Rose Hill]

[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper at Rose Hill]

Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church members being served during the Church Chuck Wagon supper at Rose Hill. The event is taking place outdoors and the members are huddled around picnic tables
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[Inside the First Christian Church]

[Inside the First Christian Church]

Date: November 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the inside of the First Christian Church. Note the rose window above the draped baptistery given in memory of John Chapman by his wife, Thelma Chapman. Communion table given in memory of Charter members by the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class. Wicks pipe organ (behind lectern on left side) given in memory of S.O. Latimer by Mrs. S.O. Latimer. The pulpit lectern (on right) given by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hughes and their son, John Marcus. Altar-ware given in memory of E.N. George by Mrs. S.I. Bishop.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[Chuck Wagon Youth Dinner]

[Chuck Wagon Youth Dinner]

Date: October 25, 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Chuck Wagon Youth Dinner at the First Christian Church. A large number of men, women, teenagers, and children are spread out on a yard in a residential area. Some people are standing but most are sitting on the grass.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[Granny Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]

[Granny Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]

Date: February 2, 1959
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of Granny Pearce's 90th birthday party at the First Christian Church. Granny is sitting at the end of the table in front of her cake. The lady sitting on the left side at the front of the table is Mrs. C.E. Lauer. Also in the photograph is Mrs. Sadie Davis, Mrs. Youngblood, Mrs. Florence McDonald, Mrs. Mildred Smith, Kate Pearson, and Mrs. Powell (seating arrangement is unknown).
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[New Edition to the Timothy Wall at the First Christian Church]

[New Edition to the Timothy Wall at the First Christian Church]

Date: August 31, 1958
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of Edward Anderson, the new Timothy at First Christian Church, honored by having his photo hung on the Timothy Wall in the narthex of the sanctuary. In photo, left to right: John M. Hughes, Minister; Mary Jane Anderson, Eddie's wife; Glynn Lowther, Deacon; Edward Anderson receiving a congratulatory handshake from Charles Poston, Chairman of the Official Board; Miss Verna Evelyn Johnson, Minister of Education; and E.M. Reeder, Church elder.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]

Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for the First Christian Church. Members of the Children's Division, under the supervision of Mrs. Shirley Trahan, Superintendent, (in photo helping child at podium) brought small bricks to the platform, symbolizing the part the children played in the growth of the church. John M. Hughes, Minister, is standing behind the podium.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[Carrying the First Christian Church Entrance Tablet]

[Carrying the First Christian Church Entrance Tablet]

Date: April 3, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of four men placing the tablet above the entrance to the new worship building. Left to right: John M. Hughes, Minister; L.G. Douglas, Treasurer; Allen Dawson, Board Chairman; and Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. Seven persons, using gilded spades, are turning the soil in front of the platform, which stood on the site of the proposed chancel. Participating - left to right: Patsy Smith, representing the Children's Division of the church school; Mrs. John H. McDonald and C.E. Perry, two charter members of the fifty-three year old congregation; John M. Hughes, Minister; E.M. Reeder, Chairman of the Board; W. Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee; and Bobby Morgan, representing the youth.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper]

[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper]

Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper on grounds of the historic home, Rose Hill, adjacent to the Sabine-Neches Waterway and at foot of Woodworth Blvd. at Lakeshore Drive. A large number of people are congregating around several picnic tables and chairs.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
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