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uating, he entered the Wesleyan Academy at Kent's Hill, Me., with the idea of becoming a Methodist minister. He read the works of Channing and Emerson, and became deeply interested. Early in life he heard Rev. Henry Blanchard preach, and the sermon proved to be the turning point in Mr. Powers' career. He decided to become a member of the Universalist Church and a preacher of its doctrines. He entered Tufts Theological School and took the regular two-years' course, devoting his time to hard study. Lacking the necessary funds to complete his education, he taught school for the purpose of securing money, and a year later obtained a position as city editor of the Atlantic City Times, of Atlantic City, N. J. He returned to Tufts in 1888 and finished his course, graduating with honors in 1890. He was at once called to pastorates at Mansfield and Foxboro, from which he came to Somerville. Rev. Mr. Powers resigned his pastorate in this city to accept a call to Grace Church, Buffalo.
n had no use for brains; they only needed ears and strength of will to keep awake. Needless to record, during this martyrdom the congregations dwindled until only the faithful few remained. In fact, all parish activities were affected by this lethargy. On the advent of Mr. Powers, the reaction was sudden, and to some seemed sensational; it was but the turn of the tide, which, having reached its lowest ebb, began once more to rise to its flood. Rev. L. M. Powers was preaching in Foxboro, Mass., when our parish called him to its pastorate, April 11, 1892. He accepted in a letter dated April 20, and preached his first sermon as pastor June 5 of the same year. He was officially installed October 9. A young man of exceptional ability, full of ideas and enthusiasm, his pastorate was a notable one. Numerous organizations were formed under his direction, the most prominent of which was the Men's Club. In fact, every age and both sexes were amply provided for, and the church s