July 5 2017

One of Burlington's Oldest Churches Holding Open House for 285th Anniversary


The following is a release from the United Church of Christ, Congregational: 


The United Church of Christ, Congregational at 6 Lexington Street in Burlington invites the community to share in a celebration of the 285th Anniversary of the Meeting House, raised on July 23rd, 1732.  It is one of the oldest religious structures in Massachusetts and when built served the community for both religious and civil functions. At the time of construction this area was still part of Woburn, and it was the site in 1775 of some critical meetings, both military and political, of Patriots in the American Revolutionary War.


At a special worship service on Sunday, July 23 at 9:30 a.m., attendees will hear from Mike Tredeau, church historian and member of the Burlington Historical Commission about the meeting house and its construction. The UCC Music Committee will present the history of the hymns sung during the service. After the service, at 11:30 there will be a barbeque and summer social with traditional music performed by Three of Cups, Debbie Claar and Ann-Marie Messbauer. Tours will be conducted of the original colonial cemetery across the street from the church.


All are welcome to attend.


This event is free of charge and suitable for all ages. Children’s activities will be available. The church is handicapped accessible.


The United Church of Christ Congregational in Burlington believes that God is speaking in a diversity of voices. The congregation affirms the dignity and worth of every person, and openly welcomes individuals and families of every description into its full life and ministry. For more information, call 781-272-4547 or visit www.uccburlington.org.


Photo: The UCC Church in Burlington, depicted here circa 1907, celebrate 285th Anniversary on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.




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