APOSTOLIC HERITAGE

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

NEWSLETTER

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SERVING THE GREATER LIVINGSTON COUNTY AREA

NUMBER 6 - JUN. 2001

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REMEMBERING THE OLD FORREST CHURCH

DEDICATE LARGE FORREST CHURCH, SELL PROPERTY

THE NEW APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FORREST, WAS DEDICATED MONDAY AFTERNOON, WITH OVER 700 ATTENDING THE SERVICES. THE REV. NOAH SCHROCK, OF OAKVILLE, IOWA GAVE THE MAIN ADDRESS WITH JOE A. GETZ, OF MORTON, ASSISTING. AN OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS INVITED.

SELL OLD PROPERTY

RESULTS OF THE AUCTION HELD ON THURSDAY TO DISPOSE OF THE OLD PROPERTY OF THE TWO CHURCHES, VACATED AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW CHURCH IN FORREST WERE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK BY JOHN KOEHL, ONE OF THE CLERKS AT THE AUCTION. THE NORTH CHURCH REALIZED A TOTAL OF $2,532. OF WHICH THE BUILDING ITSELF BROUGHT $1,440. A MR. BERBERICH, OF CULLOM, PURCHASED THE BUILDING.

THE SOUTH CHURCH PROPERTY BROUGHT A TOTAL OF $3,454. THE MAIN BUILDING WAS SOLD TO SAM IFFT FOR $515. OF THE TOTAL. A CHATSWORTH CHURCH BOUGHT A GOOD MANY OF THE BENCHES.

THE AUCTION SPIRITED THROUGHOUT, STARTED AT 11 A. M. AT THE NORTH CHURCH, AND AFTER A 20 MINUTE INTERVAL, WAS FOLLOWED BY THE AUCTION AT THE SOUTH CHURCH AT 1 P. M., LASTING UNTIL AROUND 3 P. M. JAKE ZOBRIST WAS THE AUCTIONEER, WITH JOHN KOEHL AND DAN SCHLIPF SERVING AS CLERKS. ALL DONATED THEIR SERVICES.

FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW CHURCH WERE DONATED BY MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION AND FRIENDS, RUNNING ABOUT $140,000. FIFTEEN MONTHS WERE REQUIRED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHURCH. DONATIONS STARTED FOUR YEARS BEFORE ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION STARTED.

RALPH SCHNEIDER, OF EUREKA, WAS THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR, HENRY KOCH, OF PEORIA, WAS THE ARCHITECT.

BUILDING BRICK VENEERED

THE BUILDING IS OF BROWN BRICK VENEER, 110 FEET LONG, 50 FEET WIDE, AND TWO FLOORS HIGH. THE AUDITORIUM SEATS 440. THE BASEMENT, EQUIPPED - FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL, KITCHEN

AND DINING ROOM, HAS TWO-TONE STONE WALLS, TRAZZA-STONE FLOOR, AND FLUORESCENT LIGHTING. SEVEN HORSESHOE TABLES OFFER SEATING FOR 110 PERSONS, AND ACCORDION CURTAINS MAKE POSSIBLE THE DIVISION OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL INTO FOUR ROOMS. APPROXIMATELY 16 LOUDSPEAKERS ARE LOCATED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE CHURCH. THE BUILDING HAS A STEAM HEATING SYSTEM.

APPROXIMATELY 70 FAMILIES ARE SERVED BY THE CHURCH.

ATTENDANCE USUALLY NUMBERS AROUND 400, INCLUDING THE 140 IN SUNDAY SCHOOL.

THE FIRST SERVICES IN THE CHURCH WERE HELD DECEMBER 18, WITH THE CHURCH BEING COMPLETED ONLY THE WEEK BEFORE.

THE NORTH CHURCH WAS THE FIRST CHURCH ERECTED IN PLEASANT RIDGE TOWNSHIP IN THE LATE 1860íS. THE JOSEPH VIRKLER FAMILY WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HAVING THE CHURCH LOCATED IN PLEASANT RIDGE TOWNSHIP. THE SOUTH CHURCH WAS ERECTED A FEW YEARS LATER.

WHERE OVER FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE TRUTH WAS SPOKEN

THE FIRST BAPTIZED IN 1950

EDITH ZIMMERMAN

LESTER ZIMMERMAN

DORIS STEFFEN

RICHARD RIEGER

THE LAST BAPTIZED IN 1996

ADRIAN BACHMAN

ERIC BACHMAN

ED TEUBEL

ADAM ZIMMERMAN

 

 


This web page was prepared and is maintained by Adam J. Barrone of Fort Wayne, Indiana for the author,
Derrick K. Babbs


Last Modified:† 21 April 2002
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