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Subject: [Q-R] QUAKER VERSUS CHRISTIAN
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 17:00:13 EDT
You do know that there is in the Midwest at least a church that is known as
First Christian. Is all over southern Illinois throughout Missouri and
Kansas. A lot of my ancestors were ministers in this church. When my
Presbyterian Scot ancestor came to my town he became went to First Christian.
They didn't believe in smoking, drinking, make-up, dancing or playing cards
at one time, but think it is much more liberal. We had 7 churches in my town
of 700 as late as 1970: Free Methodist, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, First
Christian, Episcopal, M.E. (another Methodist group) and one that we don't
know the name of, but had revivals all summer, complete with loud speakers,
open doors and windows and lots of activity inside. They might have been
considered Holy Rollers, but never did hear them called a denomination.
Within 5 miles of town we also had a Dutch Reformed and another Bible Church.
This was in western Kansas - strange but no Baptists came that way. I
believe it was the First Christian that used to have their baptisms down in
the river, but was before my time. Jerilyn