OBERLIN, Kansas -- The United Church of Oberlin, 109 N. Griffith, is composed of three denominations: American Baptists Churches of the USA, Christian (Disciples of Christ) and the United Presbyterian Church.
All three denominations have a long history in Oberlin, each starting there in the late 1880s. In April 1921, the Disciples of Christ and the American Baptists formed the Federated Church. In 1970, the Presbyterian church merged with them, bringing about the United Church of Oberlin, now known as the "little church on the corner with a big heart!"
In 1915, the Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church published a hardback cookbook simply titled "The Oberlin Cook Book." The books have been handed down through the generations and are cherished by their owners. Neither the Amercian Baptists nor the Disciples of Christ had ever published a cook book -- until now. Including some of the recipes from the 1915 Presbyterian edition, the ladies of the modern day United Church of Oberlin have published a notebook style cookbook, and are offering it the pre-holiday price of $15, through Aug. 20. The regular price is $18. A stand inside the front cover holds the book upright for ease of reading.
According to Janet Matheny, president of the United Church Women, the cookbook is filled with recipes from "our church's freat country cooks."
To order call 1 (785) 475-2280 or send a check, including $3 for shipping to United Church, 109 N. Griffith, Oberlin, KS 67749.