Friday, July 30, 2010

First Congregational Church in Kennebunkport to Celebrate 280th Anniversary

Come celebrate 280 years with two events! Members of the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport and their minister, Rev. Derek White, are pleased to announce they will hold a lobster roll luncheon with strawberry shortcake for desert on Sat., Aug. 14th from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., or until sold out. This event is part of the church’s 280th anniversary celebrating the proud history of First Congregational as the oldest church in town, having been founded in 1730. The original building was burned to the ground, but rebuilt in 1789. A gallery of pictures, photos, and artifacts depicting the history of the church and Kennebunkport over 280 years will be on exhibit at the church for the public to view.
The second event will take place the following Sunday, Aug. 22nd at the 9 a.m. service. There will be a dedication of a new plaque with the names of all the previous ministers of the church. Special music will be included as part of the ceremony.
First Congregational Church located at 141 North St., is three miles north of Dock Square, Kennebunkport, where Arundel Rd. and Log Cabin Rd. converge. The church will be on the right from this direction. The church may also be reached via US Route 1 and then 3.95 miles on Log Cabin Rd. The church will be on the left from this direction.
For more information, you may call the church office (207) 967-3897. The church’s website is
Photo capton: First Congregational Church in Kennebunkport ( photo)