On Thanksgiving Sunday the Church Mortgage-Burning Ceremony took place (5 years ahead of schedule). This year saw the beginning of work on the Parish Hall. A Building Committee was appointed consisting of Donald Poll, Chairman; Harvey Bacher, Ted Luft, Don Schlotzhauer, Harold Seegmiller, Bruce Shriber, Howard Stieler, George Tuffin and Walter Wentzlaff as members. The Barnett & Reider firm was engaged as architects in June. Building plans were approved in July. The tender of $186,485 ($1,889,000 in 2023 Dollars) by the Oscar Wiles & Sons firm was accepted, and the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Parish Hall was held on November 27th. All the children of the Sunday School brought little shovels and participated in the sod turning. Hymns were sung to the accompaniment of trumpeter, Richard Kehn.