A brief look at Country Club Christian Church’s first 100 years.
60+ individuals meet in Community Hall, the second floor of the Brookside Building; Dr. George Hamilton Combs, recently retired from Independence Boulevard Christian Church, is suggested as minister to the new church. A number of the Charter members are transfers from Independence Boulevard Church, part of a movement south into ...
Church Board, chaired by Langston Bacon is approved by the membership; first official Board meeting held on March 2, 1921, with $855.53 in the Treasury.
Special Building Site Committee reports on two possible sites for the new church, both on Ward Parkway.
At the close of the service on Sunday morning, the motion to approve the purchase of the lot at 61st Street and Ward Parkway was unanimously approved by the congregation. The purchase cost was $24,000. It had formerly been used as a military training camp during WWI as well as ...
A contract for the first building unit, now the education section of the building, is signed.
Dr. Combs announces to a small group of children standing near him: “Children, this church is for you. YOU throw out the first shovelful.”
A contract was signed to build the present sanctuary. At that time, it represented an investment of $525,000
First professional Minister of Christian Education, Paul Rains, hired.
First full time Business Manager hired, Charles “Charlie” Rouse; he will remain for almost 40 years, overseeing the administration and record keeping of the church.
First issue of The Country Club Christian newsletter.
Schantz Pipe Organ dedicated in appreciation of Gladys Combs.
Christian Community Camp in Colorado begins.
In 1971, church members Oscar Nelson and Don and Lucille Armacost purchased “The Last Supper” as a gift to the church. After being on loan to other Kansas City institutions for nearly 30 years, a permanent display was created at the church. The sculpture sits in front of a stone ...