the table rock christian church
(church of christ)
As the 1989 history explains, the church was originally organized as the Church of Christ. However, over the years this was forgotten and it became known simply as the Christian Church. In later years, the members discovered that the original name had been Church of Christ and voted to retain that name. Some still remember it as "the Christian Church." In any event, it is not affiliated with any other church.
1989 centenniel History of the christian church
MEMORIES OF THE CHURCH BY MARGARET MUSCHEITES HUNT
memories of a baptism at the nemaha river, by c. w. chambers
Leonard Mertes, Wayne Covault, and an unnamed brother and sister were baptized one summer Sunday. Shared by Steve Staley, whose parents Jim & Esther Staley attended the Christian Church in the early to mid 1950s.
members of the congregation
shared by brad bowen
photos from circa 1928-1929
Some names were written on the back of this picture by Lillian Bowen: “Front Row – John Covault, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sherman, John Covauilt, Jr., & Lillian. First 2 boys with bow ties – Delmar and Wayne Covault. 3 ladies end of front row: Veda, Zella, Bessie Covault. Richard Covault is back of Veda and Zella. Preacher back of Vida – E. M. Pardee.”
This is the Ladies Aide Society of the Christian Church: ___Covault & Jean, Cora Jensen, Essie Wright & Pearl, Mary Gilbert & Dwain, Laura Day & Marian Carrie Johnson & Donald, _______, & Bessie Covault. In front are: Bernice Johnson, Dorothy Johnson, and Lillian Covault.
Christian Church ladies, from brad bowen. On the back, the names appear to be as follows: In the back: Elva Covault with Jean. Front: Minister E. M. Pardee; Mae Walters with Hazel; Clara Keiser with Donna Lee; Bessie Covault with Lillian; Cora Jensen.
Below is John Covault (Jr.)'s Sunday School class:
Front row, Wayne Covault, Margaret Mays, Faye Aylor, ______, Zelma Phillips, and Clifford Carter. Back row: John Covault and students Elmer Carter, _____, Arthur Harris, Arnold Morton, Leonard Mertes, and Floyd McKnight. *WARNING: The names of the boys in the back may be in the wrong order as the result of a transcription error. The 2nd boy from the right, back row, is definitely Leonard Mertes and Gary Harris believes that the third boy from the right is Art Harris.
Back row: Clarence Skillet, Dick Kenner, J____ Wright, Kenneth Meyers, Arnold Morton, Faye Aylor, and John Covault. Front row: Leonard mertes, Kennerth J___ (Jones?), George Gilbert, Wayne Covault, Arnold Skillet, Ural Herrick, and Zelma Phillips.
shared by brad bowen -- alice covault with her sunday class, circa 1940
Front row: Pearl Wright and Marion Day; Second row: Lillian Covault, Jean Covault, & Hazel Walker; Back row: Alice Covault and Leon Rottman.
shared by steve staley
Steve's parents James and Esther Staley of Dubois started attending the Table Rock Christian Church in the late 1950's. Shortly after they became members of the church. James became an elder of the church until he went to the nursing home. These were some of their photos.