As a new century begins, President William McKinley was
assassinated and Theodore Roosevelt becomes President. Walt Disney is born in 1901 and a
ping-pong craze begins in the
In 1905, the Philathea class was organized. Later it adopted the name Jackson Philathea from its long time teacher Carrie D. Jackson
Also in 1905, Elder F.T. Sleight presented individual communion cups. The larger cups and decanter were now replaced, but the silver plates were still used.
In 1907, the first concrete walk to the church was laid. The expense of the walk was born by Elder Soper and Elder Warren.
In 1920, the rule for the rotation of Elders was adopted. This rule stated that no Elder should succeed himself. The following year the rule was rescinded.
The Centennial Celebration of the First Presbyterian Church of Verona was held.
The service began at . It was opened with a scripture reading and prayer. The Rev. O.P. Devin was presiding. During the service, there was music, a historical paper presented by B. J. Dodge, a reminiscence of the Sunday school, and an address by Rev. W.C. Taylor.
The service was followed by a free roast beef dinner held at . The dinner was served at The Town Hall for about 375 persons. There were souvenir buttons presented to all attending.
The day ended after the Addresses made by Rev. D.I. Biggar and Rev. Wm. A. Beecher at . The day’s events were covered by the Rome Sentinel, which gave ten and one half columns to cover the event.