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[p. 60] Junior, and the Farther Lights Society, with its explanatory motto, ‘The light that shines brightest, shines farthest from home.’

The Bible School, as we have shown, began its existence in 1840. Its first superintendent was Robert L. Ells. When in health he was always active in the work of the school, and his interest never abated while his life was spared.

The Social Gathering started October 9, 1856, being preceded by the Ladies' Sewing Circle. Mrs. J. F. Wethern was its first president.

The Women's Missionary Circle was formed in 1875, under the pastorate of Rev. Mr. Richardson, whose wife was its first president.

The Christian Endeavor Society was formed in 1887. Mr. Wm. H. Breed was its first officer. This and all other church work was dear to his heart. His labors were abundant and unceasing in the interests of the church until his removal from town.

The Farther Lights Society was organized in 1890. Miss L. Ella Gilman was its first president.

The pastors of the church since its organization in 1841 have been:—

Rev. George M. Bosworth, D. D.

Rev. B. C. Grafton.

Rev. G. F. Danforth.

Rev. Edward K. Fuller.

Rev. Thomas E. Keely.

Rev. George M. Preston.

Rev. James C. Hurd.

Rev. John G. Richardson.

Rev. James P. Abbott, D. D.

Rev. Millard F. Johnson.

Rev. Henry C. Graves, D. D. (Acting pastor.)

Rev. Maurice A. Levy.

Those who have served the church as deacons:—

Robert L. Ells.

William Stetson.

James Porter.

Timothy Rich.

James Sanford.

James Pierce.

Alonzo E. Tainter. Dana I. McIntire. Calvin H. Clark.

James M. G. Plummer.

Gilbert Hodges.

The superintendents of the Bible School are recorded as follows:—

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