University St. Christian Church Family . . . . . . . . Provided by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The older photos that have been posted by me are at least 13 years old. I have not used any last names, for privacy. If your picture is posted and you object, please let me know and it will be removed. Thank you, and enjoy!
Church History of (Fairmount)University Street Christian Church in Eugene, Oregon:
Originally called East Eugene, the Fairmount / University Street Church of Christ in Eugene was established as a result of efforts by Mrs. Sadie Haggard of First Christian Church, with assistance of Eugene Bible University students, and organized May 2, 1909, with 27 people desiring to be members. This was the second congregation of the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in Eugene.
The Fairmount Christian Church began meeting above Dempster's Store for teaching and preaching. A building was begun in 1909 on the lot purchased at 17th and Columbia, and was dedicated in April 1910. The young preacher, James M. Morris, donated his time in the early months. Mabel Haggard was the first to be baptized in the new baptistry after students had spent the afternoon dipping water from a ditch along 17th Avenue to fill it.
By 1920 there were 74 names on the church roll; 126 active members were listed in May of 1928. The first missionary, Melba Palmer, went to Tibet in 1937. Minister Walter Naff started a building fund, and construction of a new educational unit was begun in 1947 behind the Fairmount building.
During W. W. White's ministry, 1949 attendance averaged nearly 300, and Sunday School over 200 in 16 classes. The last service at Fairmount was conducted by minister Leo Woodruff on July 25, 1954. The property had been sold to the University of Oregon.
University Street Church of Christ was the name chosen as the congregation moved into a new building at 29th and University.
The congregation closed it doors in 1996 after a long and eventful history.
Alicia Nott, church historian, has supplied much of the information about the Fairmount / University Street Church of Christ.
Hi! Bill and Edwina Harriman have set up a link on Facebook so that it is easier for more people to find us. This way you can add friends easily and talk to them directly. You will need to sign up on Facebook.com, but that is easy to do. I'll also keep this site going. ~ Kathy
The following USCC people have been in contact through Facebook, even if they have not signed up for the USCC Facebook group. If you see somebody on this list that you would like to talk to, sign up for Facebook and then invite them to be your friend.
Tim and Tammy Aho Steve Boulton Gwen Boulton Nigel Dumas Joanne Flanders Bill Harriman Dave Harriman Edwina Harriman Janelle Harriman Bill Howard Debbie Isom Scott Isom Dan Lincoln Kathy Matthews Deliene Miller Linda Royston Kari Ward Jennifer Root Wigler
As of Feb. 18, 2009 there have been 29 others invited but who have not responded to the Facebook option.
Message from Jo Anne Flanders:
"Any and all are invited to the MONTHLY luncheons of the (former) USCC members. We meet (with some exceptions) every FIRST THURSDAY AT NOON (two changes: which Th. and time) AT THE SIZZLER RESTAURANT on Gateway (St./Blvd./?) in Springfield. Judith Knight is the coordinator, not me (I declined, becuz I coordinate other events)."
Link to Praise, Worship and Song Lyrics:
Prayer Requests for USCC Family:
Email me at: oregongiftsofcomfortandjoy @hotmail.com and I will post prayer requests here.
Please pray for:
February 25, 2009 ~
Please pray for Dan Lincoln's wife, who is in the hospital with pneumonia in Austria.
Jan. 30, 2008 ~
Revon (Stacy Boulton's friend) and her husband Dan and their new baby, who was born 5 weeks early and will be in ICU for a couple of weeks.
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A Note from Your Church Secretary:
Though our church is gone (and I basically dropped out of sight when I moved to La Pine), my USCC church family has never left my heart. You all very, very special to me. I've created this portion of my website to post pictures of when we were all together, and to share memories of University Street. Please participate by sending pictures, and sharing your stories. (You don't have to do anything special to post a comment; just click on "comment" on the bottom of each post, then click on anonymous; write your comment and sign your name.)
There is also a place for posting prayer requests. (You'll need to email those to me and I'll post them on the side bar so that they don't move.) My email for this site is: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you click on the yellow box below with the roses, it will lead you to praise and worship songs and scripture verses.
If you click on the angel you will return to the homepage of my main blog.
Joanne Flanders has me on her email list, so I will use that as a start for contacting people. If you like this idea and would like to participate, please tell other USCC friends about it.