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History of the First Universalist Church in Somerville, Mass. Illustrated; a souvenir of the fiftieth anniversary celebrated February 15-21, 1904 26 0 Browse Search
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ing, but the affair was a complete social success in every particular. The decorating committee, Mesdames Hayes, Gifford, E. C. Bullard, R. M. Richardson, W. J. Pingree, F. L. Pingree, and L. H. Brown, and Mr. Gifford, made the large vestry look the finest it ever did with their twinings of greenery. The effect was heightened by many ferns, palms, potted plants, and cut flowers from Holmes' Somerville nurseries. Shortly after 8 o'clock a reception was held by Rev. H. D. Maxwell and Mrs. Maxwell, Mrs. Lydia A. Shaw, Mrs. L. H. Brown, John F. Mills, A. A. Wyman and wife, Miss Angie Williams, George D. Haven, David Horton, and C. A. Kirkpatrick. The guests were presented by W. E. Bolton, A. W. Glines, G. F. Horton, J. W. Mess, Warren Baldwin, R. K. Goodil, R. Y. Gifford, E. M. Hill, Harry Daniels, James Daniels, Oliver Wyman, Lyle Hersey, Mesdames A. W. Glines, R. Y. Gifford, F. M. Burrows, A. K. Spratt, J. W. Mess, Carrie D. Coulter, and Misses A. D. Southworth, Minnie Flagg, Fan
Rev. H. D. Maxwell The present pastor of the church, Rev. Mr. Maxwell, was born at Moore's Mills, N. B., thirty-two years ago. He received his earlier education in the public schools of his native town. He entered the Divinity School at Tufts College in September, 1889, and graduated in the class of 1893. During the summer of 1892 Mr. Maxwell preached at Leeds Centre and Keene's Corner, Me., and in the summer of 1893 he preached at Addison, Harrington, and Cherryfield, Me., which was onhe received calls to Universalist churches in New Britain, Conn., and Hyannis, but declined both. In January, 1894, Mr. Maxwell accepted a call to the pastorate of the Universalist Church in Brattleboro, Vt., where he remained until 1899. He alsd it. In February, 1897, he was married to Miss Sara Love, of St. Stephen, N. B., and they have several children. Rev. Mr. Maxwell is one of Somerville's ablest preachers, his sermons giving evidence of profound thought. He possesses, also, in a
time Mr. Powers left, Rev. H. D. Maxwell was called. Mr. Maxwell, who at the time was pastor of the Universalist Church it when the parish meeting was held, on January 16, 1899, Mr. Maxwell's name led all the rest on the informal ballot, and he wen's Club. The Mission Circle, a new society, formed by Mr. Maxwell's request, has made a place for itself in the parish, and is doing good work along philanthropic lines. Mr. Maxwell has made a feature of special Sundays. Many new people have be free — will offering plan—was also introduced through Mr. Maxwell's efforts. We have, by this new arrangement, succeeded , with the consent of the parish, changed to a weekly by Mr. Maxwell, and entered as second-class matter at the post-office. collection for this work amounted to $1,200. In 1901 Mr. Maxwell urged the advantage of having a Carnival Week to interesway that Cross-street knows so well how to entertain. Mr. Maxwell conceived another unique plan, which was carried out on