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October 11, 2013

Big Flatrock Christian Church honors Rev. Knowles Shaw

Every year on the second Sunday in October, members of the Big Flatrock Christian Church pay honor to one of their own: the Rev. Knowles Shaw (1834-1878) who grew up in their neighborhood, was one of their charter members (1852) and preached his first sermon there (1858). This year is no exception, as this year’s celebration falls on Oct. 13, the 179th anniversary of Shaw’s birth.

Dr. Robert J. Burgbacher, pastor of the church, will be speaking on the life the Rev. Shaw and introducing Shaw’s relatives who will be returning for the morning services. Special music will be provided by Brenda (Ryle) Narwold, pianist of the church. Brenda is the second great-granddaughter of Shaw and will also be leading the congregation in the singing of some of his hymns, the most well-known being, “Bringing in the Sheaves.”

In remembrance of those from the congregation who have passed during the past two years, candles will be lit in their memory. Those being remembered are: Mary M. Hungerford, Dorothy L. Phillips, Roberta S. Cole, Alma L. Haehl and Paul J. Gallimore.

Sunday school services begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the celebration services at 10:30 a.m. with a pitch-in dinner at noon in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no afternoon services.

Memorabilia will be on display of the church’s history and that of Rev. Shaw’s. One of the items on display will be the Centennial Quilt made in 1952 by the ladies of the church. It contains 265 names of persons of the church and the community at that time. The ladies sold spaces for each name for $.25 each.

Friends and former members are invited to join in the celebration services. The church is handicap accessible.

The following article on Knowles Shaw was taken from the Oct. 10, 1940, issue of The Christian-Evangelist, the early Disciple magazine, by L. N. McCash, president emeritus of Phillips University:

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