|The fist Knox Church, ca. 1910|
Prior to this project beginning, a basic history of the church has been created for the Church's centennial celebration. So how did the congregation proceed? A heritage committee was established and numerous congregation members were assigned parts to research and write. The current minister (who has been at the church since 1994) also undertook writing a substantial part of the more recent history.
|Knox Church, 2010.|
However, editing a lengthy document that was written by between 5-10 people (all of who feel their information is crucial to the history) has been a learning experience. Initially it felt as though I was handed drafts of ideas, snippets of previously written histories, paragraphs about church groups, and a pile of photographs. After finding my way through all the material, I've managed to force things into a bit more of a coherent story line. I'm now starting to look at more formal copy editing and eventually layout.
I'm looking forward to this project's continued development and eventual publication. It's a huge milestone for the Church and this history has the potential to be something that future congregations look back upon.