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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.


History of the Barnum Methodist Church, 1945
Denver radio program "Treasured Memories" featured Barnum Church history on its show on May 17, 1945 and there are notes from the show in addition to two accompanying copies of the history notes made in preparation for the program, with different handwritten notes on each
Invitation to Consecration Services Week, 1959
Letter inviting friends of the Bethany Methodist Church to the week of Consecreation Services held October 21-25, 1959
Letter From Committee On Parsonage Askings, 1931
Letter from committee members about paying for a new parsonage with list of nearby churches from whom to ask for help
Letter From Pastor Strizek, 1997
Letter from Pastor Dan Strizek inviting a member of the congregation to the 90th Anniversary celebration and thanking him for his service to the church
New Methodist Church To Lay Cornerstone
Photocopy of a Denver Post newspaper article about cornerstone service for new building
Obituary for Rev. Howard L. Elston
Photocopy of newspaper obituary for Rev. Howard L. Elston on March 23, 1973
Pamphlet Invitation to Bethany United Methodist Church
Pamphlet listing Bethany's services, programs, worship times, and an invitation to visit
Photograph of Church Exterior
Black and white photograph of Bethany Methodist Church from the exterior
Photograph of Old Building Church Exterior
Black and white photograph of old building exterior of Bethany Methodist Church
Sunday Service Bulletin, 1953
Bulletin from Sunday Service on November 8, 1953


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