CD: A Short History of the First Church and Parish of Methuen, Massachusetts, 1729-1929 - Frederick D. Hayward. "To sketch the life of a New England church extending through two centuries of continual existence is a task worthy of more than passing notice." The facts presented in this history come from the old fragmentary yellow pages of records and diaries detailing the "years in which men came to new homes from a vast New England wilderness; in which every step of the church was one of the town itself; into which life came wars long and severe; struggle with the native red-skins of these forests; with the great ancestral powers of the eastern world; with men of their own blood during the trying days of '61-'65…years of change in the religious life; in the political; in the civil, when men of the village and town were to build cities destined to produce problems new and disturbing; years in which men were to realize an independence for which they had long fought and died; years in which new industries were to arise and from which years was to emerge a new life built upon the old…" Details include the church covenants and creed, the ministers of the parish, a list of deacons, and the rolls of members during the two hundred year history.
(1929), 2006, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 108 pp.
101-CD4219 ISBN: 0788442198