Sunday, October 4, 1970
Thursday, September 3, 1970
He begins by acknowledging rumors that he was planning to accept a call to another position. He describes the job offer he has received, and then describes his strong feelings for the United Church that have persuaded him to decline the offer. But then he emphatically proclaims “BUT SOMETHING IS WRONG!” and proceeds to berate the congregation for poor attendance at worship on Sunday mornings. And their lack of enthusiasm for worship leads him to conclude with the charge that such apathy is the cause that “the liberal church is weak.” And finally he lays out the expectation that he will see his parishioners at church on Sunday mornings unless they are “providentially hindered” from being there.
Monday, August 31, 1970
Wednesday, April 8, 1970
This little booklet has markings that indicate that it probably dates from 1952 or 1953. It includes directory information as well as a listing of some scheduled meetings.
Monday, February 2, 1970
This brochure dates from the final decade of use of the downtown United Church building. Note that Collins Kilburn is Pastor, Arnold Hoffman is Choir Director, and Peggy Hoffman is Organist. In 1969 the congregation moved to the present location on the corner of Wade Avenue and Dixie Trail.
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Monday, January 12, 1970
Thursday, January 8, 1970
Remarks to the Congregational Meeting on the subject of "Radical Christianity" -- Collins Kilburn (13:40) (read by Lavon Page)
Monday, January 5, 1970
These photos are most likely photos of United Church gatherings. The only person I can identify in either photo is Rev. Eutsler (in the 1947 photo, dark 3-piece suit standing beside woman holding baby). It is highly likely that Polly DeCosta and others who are well known to some present CUCC members are pictured in these photos. If you recognize anyone in either photo, please contact me. -- Lavon Page
Sunday, January 4, 1970
Thursday, January 1, 1970
The nested links at the left lead to a variety of photos and documents from that era. Most of these were provided by Mary Pruneau, Mrs. B. F. Carter. Mary’s mother is pictured in one of the photos on page 7 of the press coverage from the Raleigh Times for the 1951 sessions.
Press Coverage 1955
1955 Institute Programs
Mrs. L. L. Vaughan death notice from 1951
Dean L. L. Vaughan of the School of Engineering at NCSU was the person for whom the "Vaughan Wing" (fellowship hall) of the church is named. Professor Vaughan taught Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University for forty-three years. He and his wife, Lula Brewer Vaughan, were pillars of United Church when it was located on the corner of Hillsborough and Dawson Streets. He served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons several times and at one time or another was chairperson of nearly every board and committee in the church. His generosity sustained the church through good times and bad.
How Big Can a Little Church Be?
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|Rev. Howard Cunningham and Rev. Gaylord Noyce|
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Photo Coverage by the Raleigh Times of the Institute of Religion events held at United Church of Raleigh during the 1951 sessions.