First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1848-1998; 150 years of mission and ministry
[History of the First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin], pp. 8-73
-t The Friends Class has been meeting for many years. The group gathers monthly for study, fellowship, and a meal. Enjoying their dinner in the library in June, 1993 are Harriet Book, Marge Jensen, and Bernice Hamlyn. The Annual Intergenerational Dinner gives the Senior Presbyterian Youth (SPY) a chance to get to know some of the older members. Amy Tessier pours coffee for Gladys Robertson and Florence Sorenson in 1993. A traditional highlight of the Christmas season is the Advent brunch which fills Fellowship Hall as it did in the late I 980s (above). Preparing for the annual event always involves a lot of teamwork. The 1994 team included Bob and Susan Merriam and "Red" Watkins (top photo, left) and Brian Willis and his mom, Shirley (bottom photo). Neenah Development Corpora- tion organized. 1990: The Rev. Lisa A.Miller is called as associate pastor; serves until 1996. New Revised Standard Version of Bible is published. American composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein die. Iraq invades Kuwait; military forces from U.S. and allies send troops to liberate Kuwait. Berlin Wall comes down: East and West Berlin is reunited. Lech Walesa is elected president of Poland. Warsaw Pact is disbanded. Mt. Pinatubo volcano in Phillipines erupts. 1993: Twin office towers are erected on E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Neenah. City of Neenah builds new police station. "Playing in the Rain" sculpture! fountain is dedicated in Neenah's Riverside Park. Church initiates Youth Alive!, an after-school program for elementary school children. Program includes fellowship, music, and an evening meal. 1994: University of Wisconsin Badger football team wins Rose Bowl.
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