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[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
[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 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 Summer Youth Meeting]

[First Christian Church Summer Youth Meeting]

Date: 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a First Christian Church Summer Youth Program meeting. Young man standing at left of photo not known. Front row - left to right: Phillip Foote, Norma Moss, Sylvia Swearingen, Sandra Brazil, Linda Douglas. Second row - left to right: Judy Dawson, Mary Evelyn Murphy, (girl sitting behind Sandra not identified), Darrell Evans, Ila Mae Prafka. Thirda row - left to right: Delmer Fussell, Bobby Morgan, Alline Dawson, Betty Murphy, (person sitting directly behind Ila Mae Prafka not identified).
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[Summer Youth Program Dinner]

[Summer Youth Program Dinner]

Date: 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Summer Youth Program Dinner. Minister John H. Hughes is standing in front of the slogan 'Not My Will but Thine'.
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. 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. 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. 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