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February 20, 1975

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;MALAKOFiNEWS - February 20, 1975 Attend the Church of your choice \\; \\; \\; \\; \\; \\;\ \\; \\;\ '\\; "\\; \\; \\; \\; During the 1860's the first Methodist Congregation was organized in the Malakoff area. The community at that time was called Caney Creek. Around 1865, under the leadership of Rev. Hezekiah Mitcham, the congregation was organized and the first building was constructed. A few years later the church was moved to Old Malakoff, near the present Maiakoff City Cemetery. In 1876, when the town of Malakoff was organized, the church was moved into town from Old Malakoff. A new sanctuary was built on its present property facing the railroad. In 1885 the church was on a circuit with Athens. In 1895 it was made a half station with Trinidad, Eustace and Walnut Creek. In 1896 it became the Malakoff Charge, with Rev. M.I. Brown as the first minister under the new name. In 1906-1907 the church building was torn down and a new church built facing the downtown section of Malakoff. In 1914 two Sunday School Class Rooms were added to the front of the church. This building was destroyed by a cyclone in 1933, and a new Sanctuary built under the leadership of Rev. E.L. Edgar. In 1951-1953 the Children's Educational Annex was built under the ministry of Rev. W.L. Cannan. In 1956, under the leadership of Rev. Everett Shrum, the present sanctuary, educational wing, and the fellowship hall were built. In 1964 the parking lot for our church was also obtained. In 1965, under the ministry of Rev. Thomas L. Jones, the present lovely, four-bedroom parsonage was constructed. In 1968 the Frizzell home was parchased for expansion of the church program. In June, 1974, this home became the residence of the church's minister-in- training. This is a brief history of the church as expressed in physical buildings and real property. Yet unwritten in the story of the influence of the Christian Faith upon the lives of all the members of this congreagation and the community in which it is located. Of course, we can see the continual growth of the buildings. Also evident is the significant growth in the spiritual life of the congregation as it continues to faithfully serve Jesus Christ and His church. REV. DAVID HUTCH1NS Pastor, First Methodist Church Malakoff of Bey. David Hutchins has been minister of First United Methodist Church. in Malakoff, since June of 1971, when he was transferred here from Giddings. He and his wife have three children. Gregory 17. and Douglas. 15. both students at Maiakoff High School, and Brenda. 13. who attends Malakoff Junior High School. Rev. Hutchins attended Lon Morris College and Sam Houston State University, receiving his theology degree from Perkins School Of Theology, In Dallas. He is presently serving as president of the Malakoff Rotary Club. During his ministry here. the Church has renovated the old Frizzell house for use as a residence for the minister-in- training, an internship granted to seminary students to give them practical experience in the ministry. Rev. Michael D. Toland is presently the minister-in-tralning here. He is a native of Winnsboro. and he and his wife, Vivian. have one son. one year old. !Sponsored By Our Merchants Byars Texaco Tanner City Building Kirby' s Motor Co. Supplies 103 West Royafl 126 North Terry 110 East Mitcham W" Royall Bird, 489.1534 489.1532 489-1292 489-0891 Hardy's Pharmacy 481800 ff'ayne 's Auto Mart 219 hy. 31 West 489-1888 Royall Chev., Malakoff Bankston ' s Hounsd Phillips Foods Buick, Opel, Insurance Agency Drive Inn Sanic Station 203 E. Roya, & Jeep, Co. 109 Wast Roya/I 102 East Royall 226 North Terry 489.0514 510 W, Royall 489-1506 489-0537 489-0529 489-05 ! 2 Smith Drug 118 N. Terry 489-1220 Phillips Mala k off Donnell's Appliance Food Fare Stop -n- Shop Fashions E. Royall Blvd. 202 N. Terry 125 E" Royall 224 E. Royall 489-1820 489-1529 489.0538 489-1520 DUlaney & Auto Supply E. ,yall Blvd. Citizens State Bank North Terry 489.0530 State Bill Bradshaw of Insurance Trinidad Agency Sam Tanner Assi. 220 Park Charles Wood- Associate Trinidad Malakoff Drake Oil Co. 118 E' Royall 489-1531 Suds & Surls Building Contractor 489-0636 Harris Realty & Insurance 701 N. Terry 489.1858 United Dollar Store 103 N. Terry 489-1503 E NO. OF'I t, TE I-UNI :NY is a i: " in e ii the telep| i Hart i appl Line, Line, Y