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File #: 0221X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2018 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To recognize and celebrate Bethany Presbyterian Church for a century of service and worship
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson



To recognize and celebrate Bethany Presbyterian Church for a century of service and worship





WHEREAS, Despite prejudice and rejection from other churches 24 people were committed to serve and worship the Lord. This dedication led to the founding of Bethany Presbyterian Church on July 21, 1918; and


WHEREAS, In 1936 the Church progressed by great lengths behind the leadership of Rev. Holloway, a Yale graduate and protégée of Booker T. Washington. As leader of the flock for 17 years the size of the congregation increased from 75 to 300 and a manse was constructed; and


WHEREAS, Alongside developments for the Church, the congregation began to devote time and services to the Near East Side in which the Church resides in; and


WHEREAS, Bethany Presbyterian has continued to serve the Bronzeville-King-Lincoln District by providing vacation bible school, feeding the hungry, and providing local food banks with locally grown produce; and


WHEREAS, The members of this Church have always been active; not just in ministries, but in our community and country. This Church has been a home to councilmembers, doctors, athletes, community advocates, and veterans; and


WHEREAS, The spirit of serving and the commitment to worship the Lord has always been on display at this Church, and these guiding forces will continue to propel this Church and its members to do good works into future, therefore




That this council does hereby recognize and celebrate Bethany Presbyterian Church for 100 years of worship and service throughout Columbus