Congregational Church


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Congregational Church a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing
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  • Vance Havner
    “I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.”


In literature:

In religion his father at first inclined to the Baptists, of which Church he became a deacon in the congregation of Rev.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The church was filled by a great congregation.
"The Scottish Reformation" by Alexander F. Mitchell
For the present, until a site is secured, the congregation will worship in the Church of the Sea and Land, in Market Street.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Mr. Price, ex-pastor of the Congregational church in West Boscawen, in whom the county had great confidence.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
A few children had congregated round the doors, but inside the church looked almost empty.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
They had been to church together, had waited until the congregation had dispersed, and stood by Violet's monument.
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
In the meantime the congregation had assembled in large numbers and the body of the church as well as the side aisles were comfortably filled.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
They were not "covenanters" in the Congregational sense of having brought an established church with them to the Fair Play territory.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
The church was a large one, but the congregation was small, and so was the income of the Parson.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
There is a church (St. Mary's) and school, a congregational chapel, two inns, and a police and post station.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The services over, the congregation slowly left the church.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
After a precocious and neurotic childhood, she united with the Congregational Church when seventeen years of age.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Anderson's Buildings, City Road, nearly opposite the New Congregational Church.
"Notes and Queries, Number 74, March 29, 1851" by Various
On Sunday there was a full wagonload of Armours, big and little, to go to the Congregational Church at Stockbridge.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
It was in Eighteen Hundred Thirty-seven that he became pastor of the Congregational Church at Lawrenceburg.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
As they looked through the columns near them, they saw the congregation filling the whole central part of the church.
"Rollo in London" by Jacob Abbott
A council of Congregational Churches, called by Plymouth Church to review its action in regard to its pastor.
"Sixty years with Plymouth Church" by Stephen M. Griswold
Rush into church before a whole congregation, reeking from a six-miles walk!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The congregation was drifting toward the church again, and the young people turned.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
The next morning was a Sunday; the congregation and their pastor came at the hour of church service.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen

In poetry:

Each Sunday to thy parish-church repair,
There let thy family attend thee, all
There with the congregation join in pray'r —
There publickly on thy Creator call.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
You are the lamps, shou'd make the church of God,
And all your congregations, shine full bright —
O, let your lives, like torches, blaze abroad,
That men may walk in the refulgent light!
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard
Thy dwelling-house pleasantly stands on the hill,
The town lies below it, all quiet and still;
With a church at thine elbow for preaching and pray'r,
And a rich congregation to ponder and stare.
"Lines To A Plotting Parson" by Samuel Bamford
Then the coffin was carried from the church and placed in the hearse,
While the congregation allowed the friends to disperse,
Then followed the congregation without delay,
Some to join the procession, while others went home straightaway.
"The Death of the Rev. Dr. Wilson" by William Topaz McGonagall
The members and office-bearers of the church filled the pews on the right,
Which was a very impressive and solemn sight;
And psalms and hymns were sung by the congregation,
And the Rev. W. I. Cox concluded the service with great veneration.
"The Death of the Rev. Dr. Wilson" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Landscapers noticed the artful image after cutting down a tree that was about to fall near the First Congregational Church of Escondido.
Kick off Sunday will be held on Sept 23 at Stanley Congregational Church, United Church of Christ , at 94 Fairmount Avenue in Chatham.
Join in Thanksgiving worship on Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ , 77 Main Street in Springfield.
Until this new church opened last month, its 19th-century Congregational church building in suburban Watertown was empty for nearly two years.
On Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm the Walpole Community Grange will offer a traditional turkey dinner in celebration of local food producers, held at the Walpole Congregational Church.
The Walpole Community Grange will offer a traditional turkey dinner in celebration of local food producers at the Walpole Congregational Church on Saturday, October 17 at 6 p.m.
They were married on Nov 5, 1977, at the First Congregational Church in Marietta by Richard Saltzwedel.
The First Congregational Church of Newfane will hold two services on Sunday, Oct 7.
The congregation of Meridian's Central United Methodist Church Sunday celebrated the church's 150th anniversary .
Eleanor Wallin — 11 am, First Congregational Church, Belding, (Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding).
Following the recent crisis in which the Rock Church was in peril of losing their Liberty Station operating permit, congregants received via email the church's official reply to the fiasco.
Ted Kruse in a Sept 29 ceremony at the First Congregational Church in Hudson.
First Congregational Church, Southridge Nursing and Rehab.
House Blend will perform on Saturday at 7:30 pm, at the Congregational Church of Westminster West.
First Congregational Church 165 Main St Amherst, MA, 413 253-3456.