The history of our "Church Cat"
"In July, 1951, The Victoria Advocate reported that membership at First Methodist Church had tripled in the past seventeen years. Numbering 300 in 1934, it climbed to 560 in 1941 - then to 950 in 1951. The clipping from the Advocate also reported a new addition to the church - a gray and white cat who attended services each Sunday morning, arriving during the organ prelude and seating herself in the aisle, from which she was removed bodily by the ushers. The reporter suggested that the cat's religious zeal may have been considerably dampened by the treatment she received every Sunday."
From the book Walking Orderly by Martha Nichols
"I'm wondering if our "church cat" has been reincarnated?"
Joye Tripson, from her talk given at the 170 yr. celebration.
CC was an indoor-outdoor cat. She would greet Margie (church secretary) every morning. One morning after many years she was not there. It did not seem right to not have a church cat ---- so along came "DD" to follow CC and keep up the hard work of greeting people.
But one day, when DD was entertaining in the VIP office, she suddenly died. Soooooo after a while, our new friendly greeter came to carry on the church cat tradition.
"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea tell you. Every one of these knows that the hand of the Lord has done this. The life of every creature and the breath of all people are in God’s hand."
Job 12:7-10 (NCV)