Commemorating 100 Years!
Sunday, September 15, 2:00-4:00
Commemorative Service, Musical Performance, Guided Tour and light refreshments
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2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Community Church of Pepperell.
Our church was founded as the First Parish church on February 9, 1747. Some 85 years later, in 1832, the church divided, forming the First Parish Unitarian Church and the Evangelical Congregational Church. But then in 1918 these two separate churches re-joined as a federated church. This union was made legal on Tuesday, September 16, 1919, when 61 witnesses from the Evangelical Congregational and Unitarian Societies met to ratify their “intention to constitute a corporation” and “to act as one congregation for the purpose of work and worship”.
Some of the activities that we are planning throughout this year include:
Our special activities will culminate in a 100th Anniversary Open House to be held on Sunday afternoon, September 15. This event will feature tours of our building, display of artifacts including several dating back to the 1700s and a re-creation of the first service of our church that was held on September 21, 1919.
All are welcome to join us in commemorating our 100 years of rich history as the Community Church of Pepperell.