February 8, 2004:
Orphan's Home and Pleasant View Sunday schools had a union picnic
in Nelson's pasture, on White Rock creek Saturday, which was
a most extensive and enjoyable affair, between 700 and 800 persons
being in attendance. There was much music and an abundance of
everything good to eat. Will Coe says there was so much to eat,
and it was so invitingly served, that a man could eat enough
to founder him, unless he watched himself.
17, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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February 7, 2004:
at the Pleasant View chapel, five miles east of Dallas, the Baptists
are holding the most enthusiastic meeting ever held in that neighborhood,
according to Col. Tom Fisher, who is a zealous worker. Revs.
Goode and Butler are conducting the services and they are saving
six sinners every night. That is the average. Col. Fisher is
delighted with the plan of salvation outlined and predicts every
man, woman and child in the Pleasant View neighborhood will adopt
29, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1-2.
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REUNION IN AUGUST
AT FISHER STATION
FRIENDS OF CHURCH WILL
PROGRAM MADE PUBLIC
Promised to All.
All Urged to Come to Accustomed
Place of Worship in Years
indeed will be the reunion of the former pastors, members and
friends of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist church, the oldest
church, it is declared, in Dallas county. The reunion will be
held at the church at Fisher Station, six miles north of Dallas,
August 12-14. The program and announcement follows:
Sermon by Brewer.
Commencement sermon Friday, the
12th, at 8:30 p. m., by ex-Pastor J. W. Brewer, of Enlo, Texas;
W. H. Day of Alpha, Texas, alternate.
Saturday, 13th, at 9:30 a. m.--
Song and devotional services by L. S. Darling of Garland, Texas.
10 a. m.-- Welcome address by present
pastor, W. T. Compere of Station A, Dallas; response by ex-Pastor
J. A. Moore of Clarksville, Texas.
Song by choir and congregation.
11 a. m. -- Sermon by ex-pastor
G. W. Good of Cundiff, Texas; E. S. Haynes of Durant, Okla.,
Old-time song; free expressions;
adjourn for dinner and social interval at the church.
2 p. m. -- Song and prayer service
by former member, W. E. Bryan of Dallas.
First subject-- A paper on the
Church Past, by ex-Church clerk, J. E. Fisher of Dallas, followed
by Sen. Deacon L. K. Spillman of Calhoun, Texas, and others.
Old time song.
Second subject-- A paper on the
Church Future, by former member, Judge Kenneth Foree of Dallas,
followed by ex-Sen. Deacon H. B. Beckner of Cleburne, Texas,
and others. Old time song, free expressions, by any and for all.
Evening lunch and social interval
at the church.
8:15 p. m.--Devotion services by
ex-Deacon J. M> James of Garland, Texas.
Sermon by one of the preachers
ordained by this church, A. B. Kirk of Blossom, Texas, or J.
T. Pinson of Dallas, alternate. Old time song, remarks and benediction.
Sunday, 14th, at 9:30 a. m. --
Song service, assisted by East Dallas church choir, and prayer
services by former member, Frank Morgan of Hempstead, Texas.
First subject. -- The teaching
department of the church, by ex-S. S. Superintendent J. C. Yarbrough,
of Dallas, and others. Song.
Second subject--The spiritual strength
of the church, by Father H. Y. Lively, of Mesquite, Texas, and
11 a. m. -- Sermon by ex-Pastor
Ell Ratcliff, of Ratcliff, Ky., and Father R. C. Buckner of Dallas,
alternate; followed with the choir and congregation, singing,
"The Old-Time Religion;" then free expressions, adjournment
for dinner and social interval at the church.
Woman's Sphere in Church.
2 p. m.--Song and prayer services
by ex-S. S. Superintendent Robert Cole of Ysleta, Texas, and
Former Member Andrew Glinn of Dallas.
First subject---Women's sphere
in the church, by former members, Sisters L. C. Sparks of Garland,
Maggie Winn of Farmersville, Edna Foree and others. Song.
Second subject--The older members'
sphere in the church, by former members, Jeff Starns of Forney,
Texas, William Strait of Farmers Branch, Texas, and others. Song.
Third subject--The younger members'
sphere in the church, by ex-Pastors W. S. Kendrick of Bryan,
and Frank Morgan of Hempstead, Texas, and others. Old-time songs,
expressions and adjournment for evening lunch and social interval
at the church.
8:15 p. m.--Devotional services
by E. C. Bramblett of Alpha, Texas.
Closing sermon by ex-Pastor R.
F. Butler of Station A, Dallas; J. A. Moore of Clarksville, Texas,
alternate. Parting song, expressions and dismissal prayer.
Thus ends a valuable program, which
will be a blessing to participants and attendants, and to God's
glory, if the former pastory, members and friends will come and
bring the presence of the Lord with them, as they formerly did.
So, we most earnestly urge all to arrange their protracted and
other meetings, all business and home affairs, so as to come
and greet each other, with us, at your accustomed place of worship
in years gone by.
- July 17, 1910, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 17, col. 4-6.
Free entertainment to all. Those
coming by private conveyance can help much by bringing their
usual provision boxes and baskets, and horse feed for themselves
and others. All coming by rail will get off at Fisher Station,
on the Katy, and those by interurban, will be met at the Katy
stop at 6:30 p. m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday; also, at 8:30
a. m. on Saturday and Sunday. Those from a distance will please
inform J. E. Fisher, 492 North Haskell avenue, Dallas, Texas,
of their coming, when and where to meet them. Come, brethren,
sisters and friends to this Mothers' call and talk, sing and
worship with us this once more. The church has planned our annual
protracted meeting to commence with the close of the church reunion,
and desire all to remain who can. Finally, brethren, come to
this social and spiritual feast, and do us good and glorify our
We have many special friends, whose
names are not on this family program, whom we wish to be with
us and take part and be free in all exercises. By pastor, committee
T. COMPERE, Pastor,
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June 7, 2004:
its eighty-second birthday, Pleasant View Baptist Church at Fisher
Station, North Dallas, will hold open house to members, former
members and visitors, Sunday.
- June 16, 1929, The
Dallas Morning News, Sec. II, p. 1, col. 4.
The service will open at 10 o'clock
with a Sunday school session, followed at 11 o'clock by the annual
sermon, which will be delivered by the Rev. William Ryan, a former
pastor, who was reared in that vicinity. Dinner will be spread
on temporary tables erected alongside the church building. Re-assembling
at 2 o'clock, a service of song, prayer and short reminiscent
talks will be held.
Mrs. Hampton Fisher, secretary
of the church, is in charge of the arrangements, assisted by
Mr. J. E. Huffman, chairman of the board of deacons.
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