Congregational Church

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Congregational Church

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(Protestantism) any evangelical Protestant Christian Church that is governed according to the principles of Congregationalism. In 1972 the majority of churches in the Congregational Church in England and Wales voted to become part of the United Reformed Church
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Noun1.Congregational Church - a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governingCongregational Church - a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
Congregationalist - a member of the Congregational Church
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Masback, who previously led youth ministry in a Congregationalist church, mentioned that his youth groups asked him for more meditation, contemplative prayer, lectio divina, and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius.
At the time, the Congregationalist Church still was established legally in Connecticut and the Federalist party controlled New England politics.
Of course, corporate action was something that Dawson had been struggling for since at least the 1850s; so too had his successor at the Baptist Mount Zion, Charles Vince; and so too had Robert William Dale, the pastor of Carrs Lane Congregationalist church since 1854.
However, a search of the internet proved to be more fruitful and we found that the building was originally a Congregationalist church.
Another New England Baptist, Daniel Merrill (1765-1833), was the pastor of the largest Congregationalist church in Maine.
The missionaries of the Congregationalist Church, who went among the Birmingham poor in those turbulent years, found Tom Paine alive and well and (as they saw it) continuing to poison the minds of the lower classes.
Governor Winthrop took pains to establish his government so as to exclude all but Congregationalist church members from participation, including voting, holding public office, exercising privileges in the churches, and levying taxes.
Although some individual states initially had their own established churches, the last of these (the Congregationalist Church of Massachusetts) was disestablished in 1833.
Sunday morning really is the climax of my week," says a grinning Barker, of his Congregationalist church in Vermont.

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