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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[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
[First Christian Church Communion Table]

[First Christian Church Communion Table]

Date: 1956
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church communion table, which is carved with an inset of the Last Supper. The table was given in memory of the Charter Members of the Church, by the Loyal Women's Bible Class for the new sanctuary. The women had earned $1000 making all kinds of needlework, mostly quilting, for eight years to provide this gift to the congregation.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Congregation]

[First Christian Church Congregation]

Date: 1952
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church congregation. The pews are full of people, there is not a single empty seat. The church choir is sitting in the two front pews alongside Reverend John M. Hughes, who is sitting on the inner side of the pew section on the right. Next to the minister is Jane Catanach and her son, Jimmy, and Arthur Catanach.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Cub Scout Banquet

[First Christian Church Cub Scout Banquet

Date: 1952
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a Cub Scout banquet at the First Christian Church. Most of the guests are in the middle of eating and sitting at tables. The Reverend John M. Hughes is standing in the back of the room, second from the right.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Educational Building]

[First Christian Church Educational Building]

Date: November 20, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church educational building. There is a large group standing in front of the building and two parked cars in the street.
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
[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. The future members of the church are standing in the lot where the church is to be built. They are lined along the perimeter of where the church will stand.
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 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. Aerial view of the church members standing shoulder-to-shoulder, outlining the shape of the new worship structure.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class]

[First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class]

Date: 1950
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class. The women are divided into four rows, the back three rows are standing and the front row is sitting.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur