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|1||Center Point Church
CENTER POINT CHURCH By WlLINORE Moreman, Dist. 170 Teacher, Edna White I have chosen this subject because I am one of the fourth generation of my family to attend the Center Point Church. This church is located about six miles southwest of Fairmount and three miles of Jamaica. In the year of 1891 this church was dedicated by Reverend Brooks of Paris, Illinois. Prior to this time, the people worshipped in the Center Point schoolhouse. It was in the year of 1891, while a revival meeting was being held, that a young lady, Miss Ada Hedges, now Mrs. Ada Smith of Homer, Illinois, desired to enlist in the services and work of her Lord. Her parents, being members of the Church of Christ, sought to start their daughter in the Gospel training and their own faith. A preacher of the New Testament was then called. This minister was the Reverend B. N. Anderson, who held a three weeks' meeting in the Center Point Schoolhouse, and in which building Sunday School and Church were held until February 14, 1891. Sunday School and Church had been held in the schoolhouse in former years occasionally, but there was no organization until 1891. Then the disciples named below met and organized themselves into a congregation of the New Testament teaching: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hedges, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McKee, Mr. and Mrs. David Sconce, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Greer, Mrs. Matilda Hitchcock, Mrs. Jennie Hopper, Mrs. Lucy Hedges, Mrs. Anna Elliott Sullivan all now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ellis of Macy, Indiana Mrs. Emma Elliott Carrington of Georgetown Mrs. Ada Hedges Smith of Homer Mr. Harvey Elliott of Sidell, Illinois. Elders of the church chosen at the time the church was organized were: Richard Elliott, James A. Hedges. Deacons of the Church when organized: Ed. Ellis, Harvey Elliott. Thirty-two members were received in the first revival meeting, many of whom have "crossed the bar" but whose children and grandchildren are still carrying on the work. The Sunday School attendance on each Sunday is from 35 to 50. There is one man attending who has not missed Sunday School in five years. This man is George Hedges of Fairmount, Illinois. Many have a one year record. Reverend I. L. Cummins of Danville has been the minister of the Church the last five years, and it is thought that his good work has kept the Church thriving and growing. https://archive.org/details/storiesofhistor0tugg/page/56/mode/1up?q=hedges&view=theater Stories of historical days in Vermilion County, Illinois by Tuggle, Larkin A.
|2||Collection of Grace Gertrude Hedges Fox
|3||Cora Belle Gritton and George Fielden Hedges album
|4||Family Bible of William Ribelin Hedges
Collection of Eva and Ralph Hedges
|6||Hedges Reunions and Gatherings
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