Recorded January 10, 2006 as part of the Liverpool Public Library's ongoing local history video project, this session with community
leader Shirley Jefferson reviews her 40 years as a Liverpool resident with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Milton T. Jefferson, pastor emeritus of the Liverpool First United Methodist Church. Called to the ministry of the church in 1965, the Jeffersons arrived during a March snowstorm, setting the scene for many of their weather-related experiences to follow. Topics related to their ministry include: service to Syracuse University international students; the role of the laity; significant special services, including the popular Christmas Eve candle lighting; youth programs, and more. Mrs. Jefferson tells of her extensive community volunteer activities, which include her work on the village's participation in the U. S. Bicentennial celebration and the 1980 village sesquicentennial (with video footage). She mentions former mayors James Moore and Floyd Tillotson, architect D. Kenneth Sargent, community volunteer Virginia Peta, inventor Joseph Ostuni, and other local leaders.
Running Time: 41:14
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