Colorado Springs

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

 

THE NEW CHURCH AT COLORADO SPRINGS, COL.

A local paper says "On Wednesday afternoon Jan. 12, ground was broken for the new house of worship for the First Cumberland Presbyterian church of this city. The pastor plowed the first furrow, and did it in a way that showed he was not a stranger to that instrument of progress. The building is to be one of the handsomest of the kind in the city. It will contain 16 rooms, or more, and will be well adapted to the work for which it is intended. It is proposed to do for all, especially women, the same work which the Young Men's Christian Association does for you men. This will be a boon for a large number of the women, and the thousands who visit the city annually, as there is absolutely no suitable place provided for them; and it is hailed with delight. The house will be kept open in its various departments every day and evening. There are about 75 resident members of this congregation, 14 of whom have recently joined, and they are not of the wealthy class; yet during the year 1897 they raised and paid out about $4,300. Two thousand dollars of this was for the parsonage, the balance, $2,300, for running expenses. This makes about $50 per member for the current expenses, which does not include the $2,000 for the parsonage. They own their lot, and are practically out of debt. Their plan is to 'pay as they go,' and they are adhering strictly to it. Dr. D. W. Marlow and Mr. J. F. Cummings are the building committee, and will see that the architect's plans are fully carried out." The pastor writing Jan. 18, says: "Our work is harmonious and all seem to be hopeful of success. I really think there is a very bright future for our cause here. Rev. R. W. Lewis is now with us in a revival meeting, which we hope will result in good. His work at Denver is moving along well."

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, February 17, 1898, page 1050 (15)]


Information from the Statistical Tables
Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

DATE

 NAME OF CONGREGATION

 CLERK OF THE SESSION AND POST-OFFICE

PASTOR

 SYNOD

 PRESBYTERY

 TOTAL MEMBERSHIP

 1890

Colorado Springs

W. H. Guinn
Colorado Springs, Col.

None

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

10

 1891

Not Listed

 1892

Not Listed

1893

Colorado Springs

W. H. Gumm
Colorado Springs, Col.

None

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

Not Listed

1894

Colorado Springs

W. D. Marlow
Colorado Springs, Col.

A. M. Prewitt

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

41

1895

Colorado Springs

Geo. B. Perry
Colorado Springs, Col.

A. M. Prewitt

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

64

 1896

Colorado Springs

J. L. Osborn
Colorado Springs, Col.

A. M. Prewitt

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

78

1897

Colorado Springs

J. L. Osborn
Colorado Springs, Col.

None

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

69

1898

Colorado Springs

J. L. Osborn
Colorado Springs, Col.

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

92

1899

Colorado Springs

J. L. Osborn
Colorado Springs, Col.

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

111

1900

Colorado Springs

J. L. Osborn
Colorado Springs, Col.

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

117

 1901

Colorado Spr'gs

J. L. Osborn
Colorado Springs, Col.

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

123

1902

Colorado Springs

N. J. Kirkpatrick
Colorado Springs

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

129

1903

Colorado Springs

N. J. Kirkpatrick
Colorado Springs

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

124

1904

Colorado Springs

N. J. Kirkpatrick
Colorado Springs

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

129

 1905

Colorado Springs

N. J. Kirkpatrick
Colorado Springs

W. G. Templeton

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

78

1906

Colorado Springs

N. J. Kirkpatrick
Colorado Springs

E. H. Liles

Kansas

Rocky Mountain

89

 

Updated November 1, 2016

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