|As seen can be seen on the photo itself, this is a copy of a cyanotype photograph taken about 1865, just two years before Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hubbs, our ancestors, were listed among members of the Church. The photo, along with other historical information, was found at a website about Berea Church.|
Mr. Willis Hubbs and Mrs. Willis Hubbs were listed among the members of Berea Church of Christ (aka The Church of Christ of Indian Creek) in Morgan County, Illinois in January, 1867. Lists of members of the church in other years include other members of the Hubbs family and some of their in-laws.
The following statement was written when the church was first organized in 1851. The information came from a record which was transcribed on a web page regarding Berea Church History.
Copied from the Original Book, Berea Church of Chirst:
"Morgan Schoolhouse No. 2, Aug. 15, 1851
We, the body of Christ, agree to organizing ourselves after the primitive practice to watch over one another and admonish each other, for our good, to take the scriptures of the old and new testaments for our rule of faith and practice.
That for practice, the new is sufficient, but for faith both are required. To call ourselves by the name given to Christians in the primitiave age by the Apostles-definitely called Christians-the followers of Christ. We agree to continue steadfastly in the Apostles doctrine, in fellowship, in breaking of bread and in prayers. Further as the primitive organizaitons were named according to locations so that they might be addressed or called upon by the traveling brethren, therefore we agree to known as the Church of Christ of Indian Creek, meeting at Morgan Schoolhouse No. 2."