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  Congregational church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many Congregational churches trace their descent from the original Congregational Church, a family of Protestant denominations formed on a theory of union published by the theologian Robert Browne in 1592 and arising from the Nonconformist religious movement in England during the Puritan reformation.
In 1977, most congregations of the Congregational Union of Australia merged with most of the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia to form the Uniting Church in Australia.
In 1925, the United Church of Canada was founded by the merger of the Canadian Congregationalist and Methodist churches, and two-thirds of the congregations of the Presbyterian Church of Canada (or in French, Église Presbyterienne du Canada).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congregational_church   (1790 words)

 Epsom Congregational Church
The history of the Congregational Church given here come from some of his sources, one "Two Hundred Years of Congregationalism in the Town of Epsom" was given as an address for the special anniversary at the site of the first meeting house on Sunday, Aug. 20, 1961.
Churches had not yet been established in those towns and several families came on Sundays to worship with the Epsom group at Center Hill.
The auditorium of the church had white-painted pews and a platform at the north end where the minister's desk or pulpit was.
www.usgennet.org /usa/nh/town/epsom/history/Church2.html   (2998 words)

 Congregationalist polity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Church of Christ is the result of a series of Unions constructed according to congregationalist theory, as a union between the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches.
In the United Kingdom, the United Reformed Church is the merger of the Presbyterian churches and the Congregational churches, on congregational principles of union.
Churches such as the Unitarian Universalists and the United Church of Christ are often accused of or thought of as being politically liberal or morally permissive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congregationalist_church_governance   (1858 words)

 First Congregational Church, Orwell, Vermont, History
The Orwell Congregational Church, built in 1842 by Frederick Bostwick and Fobes, is one of the finest examples of the Greek Revival style in Vermont.
In the minutes of the church building committee, dated March 30, 1842, reference is made to plan "L9." In Benjamin's The Builder's Guide of 1839 Plan LIX is that of a Greek revival church which is clearly the archetype of the First Congregational Church.
The grandness of the First Congregational Church of Orwell is a direct result of the economic climate of Addison County, Vermont in the first half of the nineteenth century.
www.uvm.edu /~histpres/HPJ/NR/orwell/Orwellhist.html   (1502 words)

 Congregational Church, UCC History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Congregational Church had its origin in Benjamin Allyn's kitchen when several laymen planned for a church like those they had known in their native New England.
Officially organized in December, 1833, the Congregational Church of Jacksonville was the sixth Congregational church in Illinois.
Members and pastors of the Church have been, and continue to be, very active participants in public affairs and community service: abolition, and prohibition, and writing a new State Constitution; the United Way, the League of Women Voters, the Red Cross, Passavant Hospital, youth organizations, and a host of other causes.
www.japl.lib.il.us /community/churches/ucc/history.html   (543 words)

 Bylaws - South Congregational Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The purpose of this church is to establish and maintain the public worship of God in accordance with the principles and doctrines of the United Church of Christ as generally understood.
The officers of this church are the Moderator, the Clerk, the Treasurer, and the chair of the Board of Trustees.
The Church Council shall be the administrative board of the church, acting for and on behalf of the congregation between congregational meetings of the church, but shall have no authority in matters specifically reserved for action by the church in a congregational meeting as stated in Article IV, Section 2.
www.southchurchamherst.org /Bylaws.dsp   (4565 words)

 Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, Maine - Welcome to Woodfords Congregational Church, UCC, Portland, Maine
We endeavor to be a thoroughly inclusive church, all the while working together to live out our covenant commitment to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
With a membership of 775, Woodfords Church is one of the 50 largest United Churches of Christ in the United States.
Despite the size of the church, members are welcoming and encourage newcomers to participate in specific areas of church life.
www.woodfordschurch.org   (364 words)

 Oneonta Congregational Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
One of these was the Church of England, which rejected the authority of the Pope, but submitted to the authority of the king.
The Puritans and Separatists, who wanted the church to be independent from the king's authority, got their wish when James I (of the King James Bible fame) booted them out of the country.
Congregational worship is very similar to Presbyterian worship (by which it was heavily influenced in its founding years); with one exception: classic Congregationalism, like the Quaker tradition, gives high importance to the role and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
www.kelly-clan.com /oneonta/whatis.htm   (916 words)

We hold it to be the mission of the Church to proclaim the gospel to all people, exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human unity.
As the congregation grew a brick meeting house was constructed in 1825; this building is kept in modern condition for use as a fellowship hall today.
The Congregational Church of Shandon, Ohio is a contributing member of the Ohio Butler-Warren Assembly of the Southwest Ohio Northern Kentucky Association of the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ
home.fuse.net /jerry.johnson/ShandonChurch/ShandonUCC.htm   (569 words)

 Avon Congregational Church - Avon, CT
Avon Congregational Church is a robust community of faith rooted in an atmosphere that is a unique combination of warmth, spirit, tradition and respect for diversity and individuality.
The church is situated at the foot of Avon Mt. in the scenic Farmington Valley, 10 miles west of Hartford.
The church sponsors a number of service and fellowship groups, including the Stephen Ministry, service boards, a crafters group, book club, and monthly get-together groups.
www.avon-church.org   (380 words)

 Congregational Holiness Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congregational Holiness Church is a relatively small body of Pentecostal holiness Christians formed in 1921.
The church was chartered in 1925 as the Southeastern Association of the Congregational Holiness Church and changed in 1965 to the Congregational Holiness Church, Inc..
In 1935, the structure of the denomination was changed, the church was divided into three districts, and in 1938 the office of General Superintendent was added.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congregational_Holiness_Church   (459 words)

 Original Congregational Church in Wrentham, MA
All members of the United Church of Christ are called to minister to others and to participate as equals in the common worship of God, each with direct access to the mercies of God through personal prayer and devotion.
Each congregation or local church is free to act in accordance with the collective decision of its members, guided by the working of the Spirit in the light of the scriptures.
Likewise, associations of churches, conferences, the General Synod and the churchwide "covenanted ministries" of the United Church of Christ are free to act in their particular spheres of responsibility.
oc-church.wrentham.ma.us   (1103 words)

 South Congregational Church, UCC, United Church of Christ in Springfield, MA
South Congregational Church, UCC, United Church of Christ in Springfield, MA Christian Education-Children and Adults
In those years I have seen South Church change dramatically from a church living on the glory days of the past to a community living effectively and faithfully in the present.
Church office open 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 daily, tel.
www.sococh.org   (448 words)

 First Church of Nashua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Gathered in 1685, the church has been an important part of the life of what was then Dunstable, Massachusetts and is now Nashua, New Hampshire.
First Church is a church of the present as it seeks to enable personal spiritual growth and to reach out, serving in Christ's name, to the community, nation, and world.
First Church is a church of the future looking for new ways to faithfully minister in the new days God lays before us.
www.firstchurchnashua.org   (250 words)

 The First United Church of Christ, Congregational, Milford Connecticut, 06460   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
We, the First United Church of Christ, Congregational, of Milford, Connecticut, are an historic and inclusive community of God's children, moved by the spirit, who hear and believe the Word of God, and minister in the name of Jesus Christ.
Among us, each church makes its own decisions about the calling of its pastor, the nature of its worship and church life, the theological values it most cherishes, and the control of its finances and property.
Indeed the Preamble to our national Constitution says the United Church of Christ “affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression and in purity of heart before God.” We believe that in each generation, God is still speaking....
www.firstchurchofmilford.org   (577 words)

 Emmanuel Congregational Church, UCC - The United Church of Christ, Watertown, NY 13601
We feel called by God to honor the diversity of our church family in which all members are valued, supported, and challenged to deepen their relationship with God as disciples of Christ.
Church studies reveal over and over again that those churches that are growing are full of congregational members who regularly invite friends, new neighbors, and co-workers to church.
The class, led by Rev. Ron and other leaders of the church, is a fantastic opportunity for new people to meet other new folks, learn about the activities and growth opportunities offered at the church, discuss the dreams and priorities of Emmanuel, do some spiritual sharing, and meet various church leaders.
www.emmanuelchurchucc.org   (1619 words)

 Storrs Congregational Church
Conveniently located on the campus of the University of Connecticut, the Storrs Congregational Church, as a member of the United Church of Christ, seeks to make traditional Christian beliefs and values relevant to the experience of students, faculty, and townspeople.
This church is open and affirming to every person who desires a welcoming place for worship, fellowship, and outreach.
We hold it to be the mission of the Church of Christ to proclaim the gospel to all people, exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human fellowship.
www.storrscongchurch.org   (239 words)

 Welcome to Asylum Hill Congregational Church
We are a Church in the Heart of the City with a Heart for the City.
The purpose of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church is to work for "the increase in the love of God and neighbor in Jesus Christ through sharing, caring, outreach, and worship." We invite all who would be disciples of Jesus to share this privileged task.
Asylum Hill Congregational Church is located at 814 Asylum Avenue just west of the center city of Hartford.
www.ahcc.org   (190 words)

 Congregational Church in Deerfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
I have never seen a church family so willing to open their minds and their hearts, not only to people they know, but people they don't know.
We strive to live into the call and the mission of the United Church of Christ and to be in relationship with those who are with us as members, visitors, and friends.
Blair Ann Hull, a 1995 graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary, was called by the Congregational Church in Deerfield UCC in May 1995 and has just completed her 11th year as their pastor.
www.uccdeerfield.org   (783 words)

 First Congregational United Church of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Less visible and more compelling is the diverse, progressive and vibrant community of faith that calls First Congregational Church home.
First Congregational Church is a dynamic and welcoming community of 500 unique and valued individuals, families and friends.
We witness that spirit and calling as an "open and affirming" church, committed to tying faith to social justice, and providing programs and services that nurture our faith community while supporting our broader mission in an ever-changing world.
www.firstcongmadison.org   (247 words)

 Congregational Church of Boca Raton
The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called.
As in the tradition of the prophets and apostles, God calls the church to speak truth to power, liberate the oppressed, care for the poor and to comfort the afflicted.
In the UCC members, congregations and structures have the breathing room to explore and to hear.
www.churchofboca.org   (902 words)

 Pilgrim Congregational Church of Leominster, MA
Pilgrim Congregational Church of Leominster, MA Pilgrim Congregational Church
Some of us have always called this church "home," while many of us have come from other denominations, faith traditions and walks of life.
We recognize that Pilgrim Church is founded upon a long tradition, yet we are moving forward together into the new millenium.
www.pilgrimchurch-ucc.org   (229 words)

 Blue Point Congregational Church, U.C.C., Home 
WELCOME TO THE BLUE POINT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C. The mission of the Blue Point Congregational Church is to foster individual and group spiritual fulfillment through fellowship, Christian education and community outreach in the tradition of the Congregational Church and the United Church of Christ.
Thinking about the depth of pain, and the long anguishing road that my sister and her ex-husband had to travel to arrive at Thursday, the fact that the Today Show presents marriage in such a.
Blue Point Congregational Church thanks Scarborough Crossroads, an internet meeting place for volunteer groups contributing to the Scarborough community, for a link to the church's website.
www.bluepointchurch.org   (646 words)

 First Congregational Church of Westfield
We are a congregation of friendly and open people who have discovered the freedom and joy of genuine faith.
Founded on the principle of religious freedom, we are a church with a rich history of progressive thought and action.
In all aspects of our life and mission, First Congregational Church welcomes and affirms people of every race, age, gender, marital circumstance, sexual orientation, physical or psychological ability, economic condition, ethnic origin and theological tradition.
www.fccofwestfield.org   (211 words)

 Home - South Congregational Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
South Congregational Church -- the church on the green -- is an open and affirming church where members and friends meet to worship God and offer love and assistance to one another.
Church Council change in meeting dates: The Church Council will not meet in September.
We have a limited space in which to store items in the parsonage garage. Please hold clothes until closer to the fair; they should not be stored in the garage.
www.southchurchamherst.org   (716 words)

 Immanuel Congregational Church
Immanuel Congregational Church is part of the United Church of Christ.
The Connecticut Conference is producing a series of 36 worship bulletin inserts for the use of its congregations in the weeks leading up to the the 50th Anniversary General Synod being held in Hartford.
The inserts will bring opportunities for congregational discussion and celebration of who we are today and what our witness stands for, in light of the gifts shared by our predecessor sisters and brothers in faith.
www.iccucc.org   (911 words)

 Welcome to Pilgrim Congregational Church
The church is located in beautiful Shasta County about two and a half hours north of Sacramento.
Pilgrim Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, a theologically liberal protestant denomination, with more than 1.6 million members in over 6300 congregations.
Believing that we are all children of God and wishing to bear public witness to the inclusiveness of God's grace and love, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming church, welcoming and accepting people of all ages, genders, nationalities, races, physical abilities, marital statuses, sexual orientations and socio-economic classes.
www.pilgrimchurchredding.org   (317 words)

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