Charles A VanDyne


Charles A. VanDyne



An impressive service took place Sunday evening in the Center U.P. church, Midway, when the Rev. Charles A. VanDyne was ordained into the ministry and installed as the pastor of the church.

The Rev. J. T. Brownlee, D.D., moderator of Washington Presbytery, presided and gave the invocation.  He is pastor of the Chartiers U. P. Church, Canonsburg.

The Rev. Robert Helstrom, pastor of the Irons Memorial U. P. church,
McDonald, read the Scripture lesson.

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Edward R. DeLair, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, McDonald.

The sermon was delivered by the Dr. H. Ray. Shear, professor of the Chair of Practical Theology at Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh.

The charge to the pastor was made by Dr. A. K. Davison, S. T. D., pastor of the First U. P. church, East Liverpool, Ohio, the home church of the Rev.
Mr. VanDyne, The charge to the congregation was by Dr. Leland M. Miller, pastor of the Emsworth U. P. church.

The Rev. Mr. VanDyne, son of Willis S. and Ruth Elizabeth VanDyne, was born June 25, 1933, in East Liverpool, Ohio.  His elementary and high school education were received in East Liverpool and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bob Jones University, Greenville, S. C. in 1956.  He completed his academic work in the Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary in June, 1959, and the degree of Bachelor of Divinity was granted to him on June 9.

He served as student-assistant in the Second-Fifth U. P. Church,
Pittsburgh, from October, 1956 to may, 1957.  During his middler [sic] year he served as student-assistant in the Emsworth U. P. church from October, 1957 to May, 1958.  During his senior year he was in the preaching association and had been supplying the pulpit of the Center church since March 29, 1959. 

The Rev. VanDyne is betrothed to Miss Clair E. Davies of Cooperstown.
Their wedding will take place August 22, 1959, in the Glad Run U. P. Church, Cooperstown.

Members of the Center U. P. served refreshments following the service.

June 18, 1959 issue of McDonald Record-Outlook

Submitted by Victoria Hospodar Valentine


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