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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1902)
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vol. xvm, NO. XVI
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 1902
ESTABLISHED IN 1886
LINCOLN AS A GITY OF CHURCHES
Sixty Religious Organizations, With a Membership Approxi
mating 12,000 and an
Investment t of Over Half a Million, Represented in the City
The religious sentiment is a natural
attribute found In every human breast.
The savage in the forest wilds, the.
pagan in outlying lands, each has
found It necessary to rear some fetich
at whose feet he might worship. It
might be a mere spiritual form, it
might be a rude, carved idol of stone
or wood. It was something. - Others .
there are who worship thought, but the,
religious sentiment Js its chief mark.1
Christians worship a living Christ, and
the proofs its devotees have marshaled
have been convincing enough to win
over a great part of the world. Evan
gelization is still in progress and the
dream is fondly cherished that the
coming centuries will see an entire
globe under the sway of the religion of
gentleness and love as exemplified by'
the meek and lowly Nazarene.
Lincoln is distinctly a city - of
churches; iw municipalities' 6fher."
size can boast of go many and such
handsome edifices dedicated to the
cause of religion. Civilization still pre
sents many raw edges, and where
population is dense ltsvlces are most Churches. Value. Membership.
prominent. It may smack of Pharisa- FtoJtT. $40,000 600
ism; but it Is- nevertheless the truth East Lincoln"!""!". 6ooo 250
that Lincoln Is a cleaner city; morally JSSSSSLV.l 3S
and offers more attractions to the Congregational 8.
home-seeker than any of her neighbors. ply?noutn".:.'!!!:!!!!!ri8,'ooo 300
This is largely due to the overshadow- Vine Street"!!!!!!!!!! lo!ooo 250
Ing Influences of the churches and the Swedish-!!.!.!:'!!?:! l!500
substantial character'of Its people. German, "First""":: 4500 300
There are sixty religious organlza- zjjjnan Second yjjJSJ
tlons in Lincoln. The Methodists lead Methodist i6! -"" "
in point of numbers of churches, and t. Pau 70.000 800
Grace 20,ouo om
membership, with the Congregational- Trinity 18,000 500
ists, Presbyterians and Lutherans In Bethel1"161 000 100
order. It is impossible to accurately Epworth"":::"::"": 2)500 150
state the membership of the Catholic African M I 'ooo 140
church, as under Its rules every one, Newman M. E."(coi!) l!ooo 50
infant and adult, who are baptized Is protterian-7 1X
counted as belonging to the church. First .'. 40,000 670
Very nearly 12.000 of Lincoln's 45.000 ftS4 'ooo 170
people belong to some one church, and North "Llncoln'Mis" 3,'ooo
6eo,000 Is a moderate estimate of the curtti Mlss?oS MU" tooo
secretary of the. ministerial associa- kerman- 11000 300
tionrhas compiled for the Courier from German 'Evangelical 91500 240
his records the following statistical in- Swedish 10000 160
formation: Norwegian In Amer. 40
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First or Central 10.000
-East Lincoln 6.000
.Zlon (colored) 1,200
Roman Catholic 3.
St. Theresa 45,000
St. Mark's 14,000
German Reformed... 2,000
South Lincoln 50)
United Evangelical.. 6,000
Holy Trinity 30,000
North Lincoln Z.5t)0
Christian Science 2.
Other Churches 11.
First Free Baptist... 7.000
Jewish Reformed 10,000 .
Free Will M. E. 1.500
Gospel Tabernacle... 1,200
Peoples' Ch., 80. Lin. 1.000
Seventh Day 'Adv.... 6,000
Advent Christian 1,500
United Brethren 6,000 , 125
All Souls (Unitarian) 25.000 360
Membersnlp of the Roman Catholic
church Includes every baptized person.
This splendid showing is the result
of. bill a generation of evolution. It Is
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