The following were elected as the South Bend Charge's first officers:
The first recorded membership of the churches was on November 5, 1888:
The Consistory Records of June 16, 1890 has the first mention of starting to build the present church building with this short statement:
No Joint Consistory minutes are recorded from May 22, 1891 until May 23, 1896. There are no pages missing in the old book just a gap in the records.
In May, 1899, the minutes record that a parsonage was bought from D.E. George for $750.00.
(Several older residents of South Bend have told me that this is the house next to the church, now the residence of Allen and Joyce Shellhammer)
Minutes of May, 1913 show this membership of the churches:
The June, 1916 minutes is the first record that shows St. Thomas as a part of the South Bend Charge. The membership of the churches was recorded as:
The August 12, 1917 minutes record that the Mt. Union congregation voted to hold no further services.