Collection on Plymouth Congregational Church
Description of Contents
- 1944 - 1987
- Conn, Howard (Person)
In 1887 parishioners organized a Society of Christian Endeavor which attracted both adult and youth membership. Their activities included mission work and Bible classes. Their goal was to cultivate members who would go forth and build a Christian foundation in the new city of Minneapolis. The church’s mission work also went beyond the city, as they sent numerous parishioners to foreign countries and hosted the 51st meeting of the American Missionary Association.
In 1937, Park Avenue Congregational Church joined Plymouth. Church membership in 1957 was at 1,955. Today, Plymouth Church maintains many of these activities and promotes itself as a church of liberal theology that provides “mutual encouragement and support for one another’s journeys of faith.”
A comprehensive history of the church from its founding to 1957 can be found in The Centennial Record. Further information on Pastor Howard Conn can be found in his autobiography, A Hand Always Above My Shoulder.
- McLeod, Norman
- Nichols, Henry Martin
- Salter, Charles C.
- Stimson, Henry A.
- Hutchins, Robert G.
- Thwing, Charles F.
- Wells, George H.
- Beach, David Nelson Sr.
- Hallock, Leavitt H.
- Dewey, Harry Pinneo
- Beach, David Nelson Jr.
- Conn, Howard J.
Highlights in the Development of Plymouth Church: 1857 to 1957
- Plymouth Congregational Church organized by 18 charter members with Rev. Norman McLeod as pastor.
- First church building dedicated at Fourth Street and Nicollet Avenue.
- Church destroyed by fire.
- New building dedicated on site of the first building.
- Young people’s meetings organized.
- First reported attendance of Sunday School. Vine Street mission established.
- Cornerstone of third church building laid at Eighth and Nicollet Avenue.
- Third church building dedicated debt free.
- Church parlors added.
- Miss Anstice Abbott, first missionary from Plymouth to be appointed to India.
- 1,500 delegates from American Board of Foreign Missions met at Plymouth Church.
- Quasi-military organization, Plymouth Zouaves, organized.
- Present church at 19th Street and Nicollet Avenue dedicated.
- World War I memorial dedicated.
- Park Avenue Congregational Church joined Plymouth with Reverend Bertram B. Hanscomb as co-pastor.
- Howard Conn is pastor.
- New chapel and religious education building dedicated.
- Nicollet Avenue annex purchased and renovated for church school.
- Plymouth Congregational Church celebrates its centennial.
- Pastor Howard Conn retires.
- Bates, Erastus Newton
- Bates, Lucy A.
- Chase, Mary A.
- Clark, Charles
- Clark, Prudence
- Cross, Anne L
- Cross, C.M.
- Hartwell, Adelbert
- Hartwell, Maria
- Jencks, Elmira B.
- King, Osmyn B.
- Leonard, William H.
- McLeod, Esther W.
- Saunders, O.B.
- Snow, Cyrus
- Snow, Eliza M.
- Walcott, Albert
- Walcott, Martha C.
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- Congregationalists -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Eulogies. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Funeral service Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Plymouth Congregational Church (Minneapolis, Minn. )
- Conn, Howard (Person)
- Plymouth Congregational Church (Minneapolis, Minn. ) (Organization)
- Collection on Plymouth Congregational Church
- Renee C. Willkom
- February 2007
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