Sunday, March 29, 2009

500th Anniversary of John Calvin's Birth

2009 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. Calvin is the founder of the Presbyterian Church. A video on John Calvin's life and legacy will be shown at First Presbyterian Church next Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. A free supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Teacher was also first Athens Businesswoman

Mrs. Sally Foster, one of the original nine founders of First Presbyterian Church, moved to Athens in 1809 with her husband, Zadoc Foster, and two sons. They owned a tavern and she opened the first "select school" for young children in Athens. She continued operation of the tavern following her husband's death, thus becoming the first businesswoman in Athens.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ohio U. Prez Did What?

Jacob Lindley, first president of Ohio University, organized the First Presbyterian Society of Athens in 1809. He served as Moderator and Pastor until 1827. First Presbyterian is celebrating its Bicentennial and will be announcing events throughout the year. Lindley also played a significant role in the establishment of the Alexander Presbyterian Church.