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Bethany United Methodist Church History Collection

This digital collection is a sample of items from the physical collection of the Bethany United Methodist Church History Collection. Bethany United Methodist was formerly Barnum Methodist Church from the time of its origins in 1890 until 1945. It presents several items of church history from 1931 to 1997. This collection was digitized by Baylee Suskin whose work has been graciously funded by the Mountain Sky Archives and History Commission.


"75-Year Old Bethany Methodist Church Oldest In Southwest Denver
Photocopy of a newspaper article about the history of Bethany Methodist Church from April 1965
"Anniversary Sermon Set"
Photocopy of a Denver Post article about Rev. Harvey Pottoff coming to Bethany Methodist Church on the 30th Anniversary Sunday to deliver the sermon
"Bethany Methodist Marks 75th Year"
Newspaper article detailing the church's history and dating its 75th anniversary from the date in 1907 when formally organized as Barnum Methodist Episcopal Church
"Blessed Beast"
Color photograph of Rev. Dan Strizek at a blessing of the animals event at Bethany United Methodist Church
"Churches Remember Anniversaries: At 85 Bethany Oldest Church In SW Denver"
Newspaper article announcing the 85th Anniversary of Bethany United Methodist Church and relating some if its history from 1890s-1978
"Consecration Due Sunday"
Photocopy of a Denver Post article about the consecration service for the sanctuary expansion held in October 1959
"Reminiscences Of Mrs. Leopold"
Photocopy of a newspaper article about Mrs. Leopold, wife of Rev. Leopold who served Barnum Church in its early days around 1905-1922
"The Rev. Howard Elston To Retire As Pastor"
Photocopy of a Denver Post newspaper article about Rev. Elston's retirement in 1957
"Young Denver Minister Puts New Hope Into Old Church"
Photocopy of a newspaper article about a new minister, Rev. Gildner, at Bethany Methodist Church
75th Anniversary Bulletin, 1907-1982
Sunday service bulletin for the 75th Anniversary service February 14, 1982


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