Current Status Bill Number:
4938Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960411Primary Sponsor: GovanAll Sponsors: Govan, Cobb-Hunter, Sharpe, Felder and StuartDrafted Document Number: bbm\10764jm.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960416Subject: Central United Methodist Church, Orangeburg County
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960416 Received from Senate Senate 19960416 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19960411 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
CONGRATULATING CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY ON THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF ITS ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY.
Whereas, in 1896 in the Town of Rowesville in Orangeburg County, a dedicated group of African-Americans established a place where they could worship God in peace and harmony; it was under the leadership of the late Reverend S. S. Lawton, who served as the group's pastor and minister, that the church, initially a prayer group, was founded; in the latter part of 1896, the land for the church was donated by Reverend Lawton; a few years later, the group began to build a church and it was called Lawton Center Methodist Church; and
Whereas, by 1899 more than one hundred fifty members were added to the church; in the mid 1920's the Rowesville Charge was organized; it consisted of three additional churches namely, Cedar Grove, Forest Chapel, and Prospect; after worshiping in the frame building for more than forty years the church was partially destroyed by fire in 1954; the members continued to worship in the partially burned church until sufficient funds had been raised to begin a new edifice; two years later in 1956, under the leadership of the late Reverend Fulton Edwards, the present church, Central United Methodist Church, began; and in 1957 the members marched into this church which stands today; and
Whereas, the church, for one hundred years, has reached out to those who yearn for salvation and closeness with God; the members and the ministers have provided a rich heritage and legacy of caring, love, spirit, and truth; and
Whereas, we are greatly pleased to have this opportunity to recognize such an outstanding church and congregation on so important an anniversary. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, congratulates Central United Methodist Church of Orangeburg County on the joyous occasion of its one hundredth anniversary.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the congregation of Central United Methodist Church at Rowesville.