Mountain View Independent Methodist Church
Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Christian Banner

We reactivated the Christian Banner with an online version in March 2009.  We do print some paper copies each month for people who don't have internet access. We publish the Christian Banner to give glory and praise to Jesus, our Lord and Savior. We pray that the Christian Banner will be a blessing to you!


The Christian Banner was a newsletter we used to publish at Mt. View Church. We distributed the "church paper" in the church and many copies were distributed each month to family members, friends, and many other places. There where many people who helped work on the "church paper" each month and helped in getting the paper published. We didn't have pc's, the internet, or Microsoft Word available to use. We typed the church paper using typewriters and stencil paper. We didn't have a modern copier either. We made our copies by using a mimeograph machine (also known as a duplicator machine). Here's a photo of a machine very similar to the one we used to print our copies. Yes, it had a hand crank too! We worked together and even had some fun too!
We have added just a few of the articles from past paper issues of the Christian Banner by year  published. Click on the year you would like to review. These articles bring back memories of so many friends at Mt. View. Hope you enjoy the "old" articles again today.
(a few selected articles reprinted from PAPER copies)
1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

The March 1975 Christian Banner had a picture of Mountain View Church on the cover page.
Click here to see the cover page.

Artwork in many early Christian Banner issues were drawn by Ronnie Gearren.
Click here to see some of the artwork.