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[First Christian Church Youth Round Up - June 1954]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Youth Round up in June 1954. Kneeling in front, left to right are Jennilou Nowlin, Loralea Smith, Judy Dawson and Sarah Lowther. Standing on pavement holding banners, left to right are Jackie Hanson, Glynda Lowther, Robbie Wright, Sylvia Swearingen, Norma Moos, Carol Quinn, Alline Dawson, Cynthia Swearingen, Bowden Bertrand, and Lennie Stansbury (the parade director). Standing in wagon, left to right are Darrell Evans, Nathalie Bienvenue, Delmar Fussell, Jane Ashley, Janis Hickey, Elva Buroker, Sarah Brazil, Charlotte Pittman and Janet Addcox.
Date: June 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[Christian Men's Fellowship Queen for a Night Program]

Description: Photograph of the Christian Men's Fellowship "Queen for a Night" program. Left to right: Fulton Allgood (standing in back), Gladys Lacey pining corsage on Marie Darlison, Queen (sitting in chair), Allen Dawson (standing in back).
Date: March 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

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.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Cub Scout Banquet

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.
Date: 1952
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church 1956]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church and educational building shortly after construction was completed..
Date: December 1, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper]

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.
Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Carrying the First Christian Church Entrance Tablet]

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.
Date: April 3, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

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.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Youth Choir]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Youth Choir, about 1948. The adults standing on the left side of the photo are Peggy Catanach, Assistant Choir Director, and A.E. Catanach (her father), choir director. Sitting at the piano on the right of the photo is the pianist for the choir, Austin Mills. Child sitting in pew is one of the younger Shiflett boys.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Congregation]

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.
Date: 1952
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Glynn Lowther]

Description: Photograph of presentation of plaque of appreciation to Glynn Lowther for his work as Chairman of Building Construction. In photo, left to right: A.E. Catanach, Choir Director; Homer D. Snider, Building Committee member; Martin Dooley, Building Committee member; Glenn Lowther; and Elbert M. Reeder, Immedate past Board Chairman.
Date: November 25, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church Communion Table]

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.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Christmas Caroling Party 1953]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Christmas Caroling Party in 1953. Many carolers are standing in front of two parked buses singing. Janis Joplin, who became a noted rock star in the music world in the late 1960's, is standing on the steps of the bus in a white sweatshirt.
Date: 1953
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Adult Choir]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Adult Choir. Back row - left to right: A.E. Catanach, not know, not known, Peg Catanach, Curtis Lacy, not known, Ralph Breelove, not known, not known, McIntosh, Austine Mills. Front row - left to right: Mathilda Steed, not known, Mildred Allgood, Gladys Lacy, Lolly Prafka, Alma Rigsby, Allene Breedlove, not known, Peggy McIntosh, Willie Mae West.
Date: 1950
Creator: Pridgen's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[First Christian Church High School Seniors]

Description: Photograph of graduating seniors from the high schools local to the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. They are wearing graduation caps and gowns, standing together in three rows inside the church. They are, from left to right: Front row: Mary Scott, Port Neches-Groves High School; Sandy Ellis, Thomas Jefferson High School; Elizabeth Anne Sutherlin, Thomas Jefferson High School; Patricia Trahan, Thomas Jefferson High School. Middle row: Sandra Reeder, Port Neches-Groves High School; Kay Houck, Nederland High School; Susan Davis, Thomas Jefferson High School; Patti Farley, Thomas Jefferson High School; Patricia Gayle Snider, Thomas Jefferson. Back row: Pete Huber, Thomas Jefferson High School; Ronnie Musgrove, Thomas Jefferson High School; Marc Huber, Thomas Jefferson High School; Dr. James R. Wright, Jr., Minister; Tommy Tuttle, Nederland High School; James R. Wright, III, Thomas Jefferson High School. Seniors not present when picture was taken were: Mike Harmon and Dianne Petry from Thomas Jefferson High School.
Date: May 26, 1968
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[World Youth Conference]

Description: Photograph of the World Youth Conference. Five buses are parked in a row with all the members of the conference standing in front of the buses, waving at the photographer. The conference was held at Methodist Temple on Fifth Street because the First Christian Church did not have a large enough place to have the meeting.
Date: February 11, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Members of the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class]

Description: Photograph of the members of the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class taken in the newly completed sanctuary. First row - left to right: Mrs. J.E. Davis (Sadie), Mrs. O.A. Youngblood (Minnie), Mrs. O.P. Pearce, Mrs. John H. McDonald, and Mrs. R.H. Draughon. Second row - left to right: Mrs. Frank Hines (Clara), Mrs. Bertie Ingalls, Mrs. Leon Little (Virginia), Mrs. W.C. Neel (Ida), Mrs. Jim Dillinger (Mary), Mrs. G.T. Wallace (Stella), Mrs. C.E. Lauer, Mrs. C.W. Warren (Rose), Mrs. C.E. Perry (Ida), Mrs. J.A House, Mrs. Mary Harmon, Mrs. Ethel Akkerman, Mrs. Dewey Prince (Terrie), Mrs. N.E. Pray, Mrs. J.R. Swan (Rate), Mrs. I.N. Noble (Maude), Mrs. J.D. Eidom (Olga), Mrs. G.E. Gartman (Alice), Mrs. H.W. Davis (Bertie), Mrs. Florence McDonald. Third row - left to right: Mrs. Kate Pearson, Mrs. Hazel Dorman, Mrs. Alta Newton, Mrs. Beulah Christopher, Mrs. Mamie Peck. Fourth row - left to right: Mrs. Burt Loy, Mrs. John Chapman (Thelma), Mrs. N.C. Cloutman (Rena), Mrs. Gladys Holmes, Mrs. Nora LaRose, Mrs. S.I. Bishop, Mrs. C.H. Powell (Elizabeth), and Mrs. Ozello Doiron.
Date: November 25, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph