Did You Know #12

DID YOU KNOW, in 1970, the church has a unicameral board, serving as both session and trustees. The city and town of Las Vegas combined into a single entity in 1970, the 100th anniversary of Presbyterianism in our community. Our church looked forward to the future. “Perhaps our church, which is so fortunate in having members from both cultures, can take a leading part in helping to build the new and greater Las Vegas,” wrote Jay Schufle. “Perhaps all our efforts up to now have been but preparing the way for this great new calling for our church.” In the early 1970s government and other grants were flowing quite freely and our church, in cooperation with other churches and civic organizations, established what we called “extended mission programs” with individual budgets of $50,000 to $100,000 per year with significant facilities and even paid staff.