Sunday school building for Methodists
Cliffside, April 17—Work is now well under way on the new Sunday School Building of the Methodist Church here and it is expected it will be finished in June. The plant will then be dedicated with appropriate ceremonies. The building is to be three stories, of brick veneer, and measure forty-five by forty-eight feet. It is at the rear of and parallel to the Church, and entrance into the latter will be from the second floor Sunday School, owing to the configuration of the ground. At present the Methodist Sunday School is graded C but with the completion of the new plant, which is expected to be the best in the County of the Methodist denomination, it will be rated as Grade A.
Superintendent Is John G. Roach
The Sunday School has been reorganized and Mr. John G. Roach. Manager of Cliffside Mills Store, is the General Superintendent. His assistant is Mr. Q. L Womack and the General Secretary is Mr. J. J. Frye. Miss Una Edwards is superintendent of the Beginners Department and the teacher of this class is Miss Beulah Heffner. In the Primary Department the Superintendent is Mrs C. R. Edwards and the teachers are Miss Ruth finch and Miss Myrtle Causby. The superintendent of the Junior Department is Mrs. D. C. Colvin, and Miss Edith Reinhardt, Miss Annabelle Logan and Miss Helen Covington are the teachers. The Intermediate and Senior Department superintendent is Mr. L. G. Garvin and the teachers are Miss Virginia Owens, Miss Pearl Jones, Mrs. W. H. Haynes, Miss Sarah Lou Jenkins. Dr. H. L. Robertson will have charge of the Men’s Bible Class and Mr. S. L. Thompson will teach the Women’s Class. Mrs. C. D. hughes will be Superintendent of the Cradle Room. Mrs. J. S. Rudisill is the pianist and Rev. M. W. Heckard is the Pastor.
The Building Committee comprises the Rev. M. W. Heckard, General Superintendent, John G. Roach, Mr. G. C. Shuford, Financial Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. I. N. Biggerstaff, Superintendent of Construction, and Mr. R. E. Carpenter, Engineer and Architect. The cost of the new Sunday School plant is $12,000, and the money was raised by the membership of the Cliffside Methodist Church, a congregation of two hundred and forty-four. It was only about a year ago the campaign to secure the necessary money was started.
Description of Building
The first floor, which will be partly flush with the ground, owing to the slope, will contain the boiler room for the central heating plant. It will be fireproof and the heating unit will supply the church and Sunday School. Next to it is a modern kitchen with all needed accessories. There is a toilet for men and in front is a large recreational hall which will accommodate one hundred and fifty persons. A feature of this room are the wireglass windows so the younger members may be free to play ball without fear of breaking the glass. A stairway leads to the second floor. There is an entrance to the church from it and accommodated are Beginners and Primary Departments, offices for the Secretary and General Superintendent, a women’s rest room and a toilet. There is also a large parlor. On the third floor are to be the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Departments and two class rooms for young people. A feature of the new building is the cradle rooms, where babies may be left while the mothers attend church or Sunday School.
This item was printed in The Sun on April 17, 1927.