Souvenir history of the East District, New England Conference

 
9781130093865: Souvenir history of the East District, New England Conference

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ...S. Allen, F. W. Transehke, J. R. Green, W. R. Sawyer; class leader, J. R. Green; president Epworth League, J. W. Auty; Sunday school superintendent, J. S. Curnew; supplies, Rev. Mr. Tilton, Derry, N. H., Rev. Mr. Keys, Woburn, Rev. Mr. Sargent, Malden; pastors, W. J. Parkinson, Garrett Beekman, C. L. McCurdy, A. J. Hall, T. J. Abbott, W. A. Braman, J. D. Pickles, W. J. Hambleton, C. M. Melden, L. P. Cushman, C. H. Hanaford, J. H. Mansfield, H. Matthews, W. J. Pomfret, S. B. Sweetser. CHAPTER X. Historical Sketches of the Churches. Boston Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Lynn. In the year 1850, it was found that there was not one pew, or even a single sitting to be let in the churches of the Methodist Episcopal denomination in Lynn. While this spoke well for Methodism in this city, it also was very evident that more churches were needed--at least one church more, to accomodate the increased congregations, and to give room for the growth and expansion of the denomination. But for the building of churches money is needed; and many plans were talked over, the South Street Church being especially interested in the matter. There was some thought of enlarging this church to accommodate the larger number of people, as a great number were opposed to the erection of a new house of worship. Mr. James Pool favored the building of a new church, drew up a subscription paper and headed it with a subscription from himself of three hundred dollars. Altogether a sum of fifteen hundred dollars was subscribed, but finding that nothing further could be accomplished the project was for the time being dropped. In January, 1851, the matter was taken up again and a meeting called to consult on the advisability of building in the vicinity of Park and Boston Streets. And in March o...

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