ether with him for the purpose for which a church exists, the establishment of righteousness in the earth.
I could recite names connected with this church during this period which have not only honored it but honored human nature,—men and women eager for the truth, as eager to turn it into life, who being dead yet speak, and urge us to the best which they reverently followed.
During the period of this history the most important outward events have been the building of the meetinghouse in 1839, at a cost of about $14,000, the re-modeling of the interior in 1882 at an expense of $4,000, the destruction of it by fire on January 15, 1893, and the building of a new church, dedicated in June, 1894, at a cost of about $40,000.
The church is known as Unitarian, but the name nowhere appears in its legal organization.
It is simply the First Parish in Medford.
Not that it is in the least indifferent to the name Unitarian, rather it honors it, but the fact of its absence marks the unsect