Many See Mortgage Burn at Arkell United Church
The mortgage is about to be burned during a special service of Thanksgiving Sunday night at the Arkell United Church. The mortgage was on a new Christian Education wing, constructed by the church. From left, are Glen Ray, secretary-treasurer, Rev. W. A. Leeman, minister of the church, Mrs. Stewart Hume, oldest member of the church, who burned the mortgage, Len Green, chairman of the building committee, L. A. Page, clerk of the session, and Ken Roberts, chairman of the finance committee.
Mrs. Stewart Hume, the oldest member of the congregation, burned the mortgage, assisted by L. A. Page, clerk of the session, and Glen S. Ray, secretary-treasurer.
Taking part in the special service of
thanksgiving was the Minister of
Two former ministers at the church also took
part in the in services. They were
Rev. William Slinn who served from 1952 until
1956, and Rev. R. J. Hadcock, who served from
1961-1963. Both former ministers of Arkell
United and Rev. R. H. McColl, chairman of the
The choir was under the direction of E. Ledingham.
The wing of the church was started in 1961, under the chairmanship of Ken Roberts, financial committee, and Len Green, chairman of the building committee. The first floor of the new wing has a large meeting room, which serves as a gym with a kitchen at one end. In the basement are several smaller meeting rooms. The new wing is also used as a Sunday school.
Following the special thanksgiving service, lunch was served to those attending by the ladies of the church.