Several Musicians Have
Instrument Given As Memorial
over Forty-one years, the organ donated by Orland and Josephine Sims has given
the church many hours of beautiful music.
Mrs. Sims served as the first organist and was followed by Ethel May Reynolds (Mrs. T. H. McKowan) and Doris Williams (Mrs. Joe Tucker).
For several years the church was very fortunate to have Miss Laura Tharp play during services. After her departure, Mrs. Gilmer Williams played with Mrs. Harroll Watkins helping when needed. Pam Houston (Mrs. Manoah Franke) played during her high school and college years. Sue Sims replaced her and has served as organist for several years.
The plaque on the organ reads: "To the glory of God and in loving memory of Father and Mother Sims, this organ was presented to the First Methodist Church of Paint Rock by their children Orland and Josephine, October 1947."
WSCS Organized in Fall of 1940
September 9, 1940, a meeting was held for the purpose of organizing the Women's
Society of Christian Service.
The following officers were nominated and accepted: president, Mrs. J. A. Waide; vice president, Miss Adell Goforth; Corresponding secretary, Mrs. Gera Budger; treasurer, Mrs. Riley Houston; recording secretary, Mrs. M. Williamson; vice president of missionary education and service, Mrs. Scott Hartgrove; vice president of Christian social relations, Mrs. Ellen Sims; secretary of children work, Mrs. Waide Crunk; secretary of literature and publication, Mrs. Jack Houston; supplies, Mrs. A. A. Goforth.
There were thirty-one ladies who were listed as charter members. These ladies worked hard and helped maintain the church. In 1942, the ladies were responsible for the service roster that is in the vestibule.
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Background Art work by DANNY HAHLBOHM
Thank you George and Danny for allowing me to use your work.