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Congregational Church   /kˌɑŋgrəgˈeɪʃənəl tʃərtʃ/   Listen
Congregational Church

A Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing.

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"Congregational Church" Quotes from Famous Books

... him, and to the world of order and standards and religious sanctions into which he had been born. His had been a life of relinquishments. For a long time he had clung to the institution he had been taught to believe was the rock of ages, the Congregational Church, finally to abandon it; even that assuming a form fantastic and unreal, as embodied in the edifice three blocks distant from Fillmore Street which he had attended for a brief time, some ten years before, after his arrival ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... regard to negro education even in the Northern States, although there were still thousands of persons to be found who had no manner of sympathy with such views. Neither the teacher nor her coloured pupils were allowed to attend the ordinary religious service at the Congregational Church; her parents were forbidden to visit Miss Crandall; she was threatened with arrest as a criminal; her windows and doors were destroyed with crowbars, and the house was set on fire. The school had to be given up; but the ...
— From Slave to College President - Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington • Godfrey Holden Pike

... of the Contra-Remonstrants, whom King James had helped to their great triumph. This was not very difficult to prove. It so happened that there were some English Puritans living at that moment in Leyden. They formed an independent society by themselves, which they called a Congregational Church, and in which were some three hundred communicants. The length of their residence there was almost exactly coeval with the Twelve Years' Truce. They knew before leaving England that many relics of the Roman ceremonial, with which they were dissatisfied, and for the discontinuance ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley

... buttoning up that "good frock coat," the uniform of the American senator, which has proclaimed Squedunk through every capital in Europe. He stands, the oracle of the post office, the rich man of the county, the benignant elder of the Congregational church, gazing across the way at all the flaring signs ...
— Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905 • Various

Words linked to "Congregational Church" :   Protestant denomination, Congregationalist

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