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Title: Church of the Nazarene
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Back in the good ol' days of the early 1900's, in the days when the "Model T" was the common rule of the road, when plow horses and the how and scythe were still common in the fields, a home mission project was conducted in the State Line Community Hall - the old Presbyterian Church Building owned by Dr. A.N. Lakin.

In the fall of 1927 a nucleus formed from the efforts of that "revival" banded together in full accord with the doctrine and experience of heart purity, and the State Line Church of Nazarene was born. Of the 19 original members, half or more are now deceased, many are living in other areas, and only Dorotha Smith Reese remains a charter member today.

Rev. Robert M. Craig, a young student evangelist from Olivet College near Georgetown, IL was the pioneer pastor. After two years of services in the rented hall, the building was purchased from Dr. Lakin during the pastorate of Mollie M. Hoot.

In 1935 the church was dedicated, free of indebtedness, with General Superintendent John W. Goodwin presiding.

Through over 60 years of activities, there have been times of joy and sorrow, of dry places and times of refreshing. After much remodeling and improving, including a Sunday School annex, with facilities for community gatherings, the building today bears little resemblance to the original structure with its potbellied stove in the center, and its plumbing facilities "out back".

First, praise and appreciation is to the Master for guiding His people, and we recognie and appreciate the vision and faithful labors of the many pastors and laymen of all three churches, who each and all have helped make State Line a dandy little town in which to live and worship.

Date: 8/1/1989
Origin: Good Ol' Days
Author: Edward R. Reese
Record ID: 00000137
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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