First Congregational United Church of Christ Celebrates its 175th Birthday in 2015

Nine pioneers organized our church on October 4, 1840, meeting for the first time in the library of the territorial capitol. This was only four years after creation of the Wisconsin Territory, and eight years before Wisconsin statehood.  Names of our church’s charter members, seven women and two men from New England and New York, appear on the wooden plaque in the narthex, placed there during our church centennial in 1940.

Throughout 2015, we’ll be celebrating our rich 175-year history and our witness to God’s love. We’ll hear stories about how our ministries have made a positive difference in our communities, and continue our conversations about our present work and dreams for the future. 

Many plans are evolving, and we can already anticipate holding a celebratory worship service and program on Sunday, October 4, the exact day of our 175th birthday.  Watch for frequent, interesting notes about our history in the Tower and bulletins, and on Facebook. We will also create a booklet focusing on the life and ministry of First Congregational over the last 25 years.

Do you have an interest in helping shape our celebrations this year?  I welcome your ideas, and hearing your stories about what being part of this community has meant for you.

~ Sue Jones

 

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:45 am in Featured Content.

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