South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 1192

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                    1192
Type of Legislation:            Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:               Senate
Introduced Date:                19980414
Primary Sponsor:                J. Verne Smith 
All Sponsors:                   J. Verne Smith 
Drafted Document Number:        bbm\9830jm.98
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:   19980421
Subject:                        First Presbyterian Church of
                                Greenville, Resolutions


Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  _______________________________________  _______ ____________

Senate  19980421  Received from House
House   19980415  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
Senate  19980414  Introduced, adopted, sent to House

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Whereas, First Presbyterian Church of Greenville is the largest Presbyterian church in South Carolina and one of the largest churches in Greenville; and

Whereas, begun in 1848, Greenville's First Presbyterian Church has had only nine senior ministers in its one hundred fifty years of existence, an average tenure of almost seventeen years for each senior minister; the church ranks as tenth largest nationally among the member-churches of the Presbyterian Church USA; it is one of the four hundred largest churches of all denominations in the nation and one of the four hundred largest in weekly worship attendance; and

Whereas, First Presbyterian Church of Greenville has a distinguished history; it has provided genuine leadership at the community, state, and national levels and numbers among its past faithful late Governor Martin Ansel; and

Whereas, First Presbyterian has established and nurtured a firm faith in downtown Greenville, a faith which is continuing to grow; the church has embarked on the "Building Again in the Heart of Greenville" campaign and seeks to provide Christian witness in the center of this energetic, successful city; and

Whereas, the good people of First Presbyterian will celebrate their church's exciting first one hundred fifty years with a Sesquicentennial Dinner Celebration on Saturday, April 25, 1998, at 7:00 P.M. at Woodside Conference Center at Greenville's Palmetto Exposition Center, an occasion for thankfulness, joy, reflection, and hope; and

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding congregation at such a blessed and special moment in its history. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, congratulates First Presbyterian Church of Greenville on the occasion of the church's one hundred fiftieth anniversary.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to First Presbyterian Church of Greenville.