- - 1907 - - A POPULAR DOMINIE RESIGNED POSITION
Source: The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (MN) May 21, 1907; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Rev. Thomas Broomfield Has Accepted a Call from a Kasson, Minn., Baptist Church.
HAD BEEN PASTOR OF BEMIDJI BAPTIST CHUCH SINCE 1902
Has Done Excellent Work Here. - His Departure, July 1, Will Be Generally Regretted.
Rev. Thomas Broomfield, pastor of the Bemidji Baptist church, has tendered his resignation and accepted a call to officiate as pastor of the First Baptist church of Kasson, Minn. Mr. Broomfield will leave for Kasson on July 1.
Rev. Broomfield's resignation was tendered to the trustees of the church last Thursday evening, and came as a great surprise, no inkling having been given that the popular pastor intended to leave this field.
The resignation was publicly tendered from the pulpit at the Sunday evening service, and an acceptance announced.
There is profound regret expressed on all sides at the action of Rev. Broomfield in tendering his resignation and determining to leave Bemidji for other fields. Rev. Broomfield, by his genial manner and upright mode of life, has made many friends in Bemidji, and all citizens, irrespective of creeds or denominations, have always had the most friendly feelings for him.
Rev. Broomfield came to Bemidji in April, 1902. At that time there were but a few members of the Bemidji Baptist church, but the new pastor took hold of his work with the best of spirits. By his zeal and earnestness he has brought the membership at the present time up to over 100.
The best of wishes are extended to Rev. Broomfield and family in their new field.
Who will succeed Rev. Broomfield as the pastor of the local church has not yet been decided upon.
- - 1911 - - NEW EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Source: Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) August 12, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
NEW EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Bemidji Edifice Costing Between $3,000 and $4,000 to Be Ready By November 1.
ARCHDEACON TELLS OF PLANS.
Bemidji is to have a new Episcopal church to cost between $3,000 and $4,000 completed and ready for occupancy by November 1 next, according to plans announced by Archdeacon H. F. Parshall, while in Bemidji yesterday.
Plans for the new edifice have been completed and the contractor will begin work in the near future. The structure is to be built on Beltrami avenue at Tenth street, where the foundation has been in for several months.
"I earnestly believe that we will have our new Bemidji church nearly completed by the first of November," said the archdeacon. "Experts have examined the foundation which was laid some time ago, and announce that it is in fine condition."
During the past three weeks Rev. Parshall has opened two churches, one having been erected in Baudette at a cost of $1,500 and the other at Park Rapids at a cost of $1,800, the former having been opened last Sunday and the latter on July 30.