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CHURCHES OF BIG STONE GAP
uv Jl'LIKT KkIOIIT Presbyterian Church I The present Presbyterian lliurcli wiis organized in (liedays t?( the "boom" of Hig Stone Gap, hS'.'O. Hev. Jno. E. Wool, a [native of Petersburg, Va., was the lirst pastor of tlie eongrega jtion. First Presbyterian minis? ter l<> preach in the Gap was |Kev. Isaac S. Anderson, D. D., ,,,.? uf Uose Hill, Va. It is an interesting historical fact tu note Ida) the Kev. Anderson, the first white baby to be born in the city of Bristol, Tonn., caino to the Dull home at the head of Wallen Creek in Leo county, in the spring of 1877, and during that summer he rode horseback ncsoss Powell's Mountain and up the Wihi Oat Valley to the present" [ site of Big Stone (lap, and i preached his first sermon in this section under the large beach lr.n Imboden Hill, which still Mauds in the yard of Mr. ,). H. Mat hews. Dr. Anderson also preached at the Seminary in Turkey Cove regularly beginning in the summer of 1877. He re? turned to his headquarters on Wallen Creek via Pcnningtou Gap, Hose Hill and Jonesville, preaching all through l.ee conn Iv. He now lives at Hose Hill, ami has been in continuous ser? vice in the ministry of the Pros? it teriatl church in l.ee, Wise and Scott counties for the past, forty fotir years. .Mr. William Mc.Elwee was for many years the leading layman in the congregation, und superin? tendent in the Sunday school. A vacant store building which r-1? ?.nI on the corner where Hisel's Meal Market is now located was littcil out for pleaching nnd'Sun ?I iv school when the latter moved t" Lexington, Va. Kev. James Smith was assigned tu this church at the request of tin' congregation, by the Presby? tery of Abingdon, June 1012. Fur several years services were conducted in Christ Episcopal church through the kindness of the officers of that church. The present, church building is the lirst one that the congrega? tion erected. It was dedicated June 7, 1014, The manse was erected in 1010. The church conducts one Sunday school in llie town church and one in the Big Spring church in Powell's Valley. Sir. W. .1. Smith is the superintendent of the town school ami Mr. A. H. Gordon is the superintendent of the Pig Spring school, The church assists eight communities in maintaining preaching services at regular tunes. The church owns and operates three automobiles for Christian work exclusively. The church supports four native preachers in the Presbyterian Mission in the Belgian Congo, Africa. The Woman's Auxiliary is talcing an active part in the work of the church. It is well organ? ized with three circles. Mrs. ,1. I). Hogers is president; Miss Kate Guthrie is the leader of the young people's work. She has oversight of five Christian En? deavor societies, teaches in two ?Sunday schools, has charge of the course in Bible Study in the Lew iscofc Presbyterian school in Hoot 1 Iwl Hollow, and does relief work among the need)' and sick throtl out a large area in this section. The Christian Endeavor society is doing wonderful work. They meet in the church every Sunday evening. .1. P. Wolfe, Jr., is president with forty-two mem? bers on roll. The Appalachia church which was organized November 7, 1020, is at present grouped wjth the Big Stone Gap church, but lias its own officers and organizations. Hev. Jas. Smith is the pastor, and Mr. W. R. Otey is the su? perintendent of the Sunday school. Baptist Church The Baptist church is proud of the fact that it was the pioneer church of the Gap. It was or? ganized in 1800 with Kev. Mc Manaway as pastor. The old church on East Third Street was sold about fifteen years ago and now the church has a handsome structure on Wood Ave. At the Continued od page 10 Presbyterian Church YouVe the Goodest Old Santa Don't You Feel the Least Bit Guilty, Mr. Man? When you come home from the office, where you have had the benefit of every labor-saving device that money can buy. don't you feel the least bit guilty to find the womenfolk still doing the washing in the old, wearing, wearisome way? Even with a laundress there are irritations? expense, mussy waters, exposure to weather? a hundred little things thnt if removed would make homes and women happier. Might it not be economy to give mother, wife, daughter the benefit of the most modern wash? day methods?the methods we offer? Washing in sweet, pure water, and cleansing suds; purifying rinsing; dainty ironing; thorough sterilizing?a c?mpletp service, and at a cost easily within the means of every man. 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