This year I am going through an alphabet of news items taken from The Emancipator newspaper, published between 1917 and 1920 in Montgomery, Alabama. Each item was found on Newspapers.com and is transcribed directly below the clipping. Click on any image to enlarge.
First Congregational Church was where my grandparents met and the church they attended when they lived in Montgomery. My grandmother Fannie, her siblings and cousins also attended the school that the Congregational missionaries from the North started. It went from elementary through high school and became State Normal School.
First Congregational Church of Montgomery has the hope of becoming a real center for community betterment.
This Church stands for independence, freedom, fellowship and for a social gospel.
There will be conducted in connection with our church life a wide awake Sunday School Christian endeavor in the evenings, Worship each Sunday at eleven o’clock, and from time to time lectures, literary exercises, ad amusements furnished to interest the young people.
Our watch word, “Welcome.” Whosoever will let him come, and take the water of life freely.
(Rev. Chas. J. Stanley) Pastor.
The photograph below is of First Congregational Church, which later changed it’s name to First Congregational Christian Church, came from The Montgomery Advertiser. There is a bit of the history of the church in the sidebar.