The Quarto-Millennial Anniversary of the Congregational Church of Stratford, Connecticut
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...their children has grown up among the people. The largest membership of the church was in the year 1833, when the number reached two hundred and three. During the last forty-five years there have been ten preachers. I believe only two of them have been installed, their time of labor ranging from a year and a-half to six years and a-half, so you see while the time has been about equal to that of Dr. Ely, ten ministers have occupied the pulpit, and the results have been only partially what they were during his, in regard to the receiving and baptizing of children, and, also, to the membership of the church. Now, as we have only this moment, let us pray that God will bless and prosper, not only the mother but the children in all that which tends to build up and to establish the faith of the saints. Praying that God may bless and cheer and comfort you in this your age, we greet you with our richest blessing. Mr. Ives. Mr. H. L. Fairchild for the church in Unity. Response from the Church in Trumbull, H. L. Fairchilp. Mr. Mother: I would be glad to be consigned in accordance with your mother goose insinuation, but our church has grown altogether too old for any such consignment. To your kindly greetings and hearty welcome we respond to-day with the heartiest thanks; and it seems, as we come before you on such a memorable family gathering, that it is entirely proper that the daughter should tell some of her experiences; and I was reminded by your suggestion in regard to the main chance at the dinner of an incident which occurred a few years before our church was organized, at about the time of the early settlement. Then there was a great snow. Cotton Mather tells us of it in his "Magnalia." It was about the year 1717, and, if the...
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