fellowship service on Monday evening. On Tuesday evening Mr. George A. Burdett
, organist of the Central
Congregational Church, Boston
, conducted the organ dedication and recital.
On Wednesday evening a supper was served by the Woman
's Christian League.
This was followed by an address by Rev. W. G. Puddefoot
. Mayor M. F. Dwyer
and Judge William C. Wait
addressed the civic service on Thursday evening. The series closed with a devotional and reunion service on Friday evening, at which addresses were made by Rev. Asher Anderson, D. D.
of the National council; Hon. Seba A. Holton
, Moderator of the General Association of Congregational Churches of Massachusetts
; Mr. Franklin P. Shumway
, Moderator of Woburn Conference; Rev. D. Augustine Newton
, the pastor longest in service in the Conference; Revs. M. M. Cutter
and E. C. Hood
, former pastors; Revs. A. W. Ackerman
and F. G. Clark
, former members.
Mr. John H. Norton
, who was for years our most liberal contributor and always interested in the welfare of the church, was not privileged to see the culmination of this effort, having died December 5, 1904.
This second meeting-house, erected of seam-faced granite, with chapel of stucco containing kindergarten, Bible school, committee and social rooms, stands at a value of sixty-five thousand dollars, including the site.
The clock was replaced by the city.
The bell was recast and returned to us weighing two thousand two hundred pounds. The Hook & Hastings
organ, having thirty-six stops and one thousand three hundred and fifty-three pipes, was installed at a cost of four thousand dollars.
Of the furnishings the pulpit is the gift of Mrs. C. H. Parker
, in memory of Mr. B. C. Leonard
, and the Bible
is the gift of Mrs. B. C. Leonard
The communion table, in memory of Ira P. Ackerman
(a charter deacon), and the baptismal font, in memory of Eliza A. Ackerman
(charter member), are the gifts of their children of three