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First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1848-1998; 150 years of mission and ministry
(1999)

[History of the First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin],   pp. 8-73


Page 71

 
1996: On Oct. 6, World Communion 
      Sunday, we join Presbyterian 
      congregations in Iowa City, 
      Iowa; Caracas, Venezuela; and 
      Cape Town, South Africa - via 
      live satellite link (without an 
      on-air director!). Ministers and 
      choirs at all three churches lead 
      as we sing, pray, and celebrate 
      the Lord's Supper together. A~s 
      service ends, congregations 
      wave greetings to each other. 
1997: Rotation model church school 
     program is instituted. 
1998: First Presbyterian Church 
     celebrates Sesquicentennial 
     lAnniversary. Celebration 
     includes placing "Peace Pole" in 
     courtyard; special dinner is 
     catered in so members don't 
     have to spend day cooking; 
     singing of hymn written 
     especially for occasion by John 
     Harmon, Winneconne; time- 
     line (with historical photos and 
     tidbits) on bulletin board 
     leading to Fellowship Hall; 
     video recording of oral histories; 
     new logo, used on church 
     publications, stationery, and 
     shirts. 
     Paul Huxtable is called as 
     associate pastor. He is ordained 
     and installed in October and is 
     serving at the present time. 
     State of Wisconsin celebrates 
     sesquicentennial. 
Time line continued on p. 73. 
Confirmation class, 1992. Front row (l-r): Lisa Miller 
(associate pastor), David Moore, Katherine Syverud, 
Bree Weinke, Emily Vanesky, Jennifer Hjerstedt, and 
Richard Moore (senior pastor); middle row: Todd Tesmer 
and Andrea Orm; back row: Emily Shutt, Lisa Marcus, 
Erin Kester, and Douglas Weinke. 
Richard Moore plays the piano for the Happy 
Friends, a group of developmentally disabled adults 
who meet regularly at the church. Volunteers from 
the church provide the programming for the group 
which includes people from the Neenah-Menasha 
community. 
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