Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Lynbrook Baptist Church, to be celebrated in July of 2014

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Lynbrook
Baptist Church, to be celebrated in July of 2014

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in commemorating the
100th Anniversary of Lynbrook Baptist Church, to be celebrated in July
of 2014; and
WHEREAS, On November 24, 1913, a group of 16 Baptists met in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Philips on Noble Street to discuss organizing a
Baptist Church; on February 11, 1914, they held the first business meet-
ing; and
WHEREAS, Four days later, Mechanics Hall on Atlantic Avenue was rent-
ed; Lynbrook Baptist Church scheduled its first service for March 1,
1914, but was canceled due to a snow storm; the first Sunday service was
then held on March 29, 1914, followed by the first Sunday School held
October 4th; and
WHEREAS, The church's present lot was given to the New York State
Baptist Missionary Council by the estate of Margaret Fryer; the original
building, first built in 1891 on 5th Street, Valley Stream, New York,
behind Brooklyn Avenue School, was disassembled and reassembled in 1918;
WHEREAS, On March 17, 1923, the church was incorporated as Lynbrook
Baptist Church; in 1959, the present building was built; and
WHEREAS, The Charter members included: Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Bruce, W.A.
Bruce Jr., Mrs. Isadore Dodds, Mrs. Clara Driscoll, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Fowler, Florence Flower, Harold Flower, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gardiner, Miss
C.E. Groth, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Hanson, Mrs. G.E. Hayword, Mr. and Mrs.
A.L. Helmes, Mrs. Lydia Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Lahman, Mrs. J.W.
Lounsberry, Mrs. Anna E. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan, Mrs. Emily
Pray, Charles Pray, Prescott Pray, Mrs. Fredericka Rosche, Mr. and Mrs.
R.V. Turner, and Mr. and Mrs. F.B. Wheldon; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous direction of Reverend Robert Walderman,
Lynbrook Baptist Church stands on the threshold of tomorrow, prepared to
meet the challenges of the coming decades while retaining that spiritual
resolve which characterizes its past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Lynbrook Baptist Church to be
observed in July of 2014, fully confident that this commemoration
reflects the belief in those values which enhance the dignity and
purpose of life; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Reverend Robert Walderman, Lynbrook Baptist Church.


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