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First Parish Church (Portland, Me.)


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    • First Congregational Church in Portland (Portland, Me.)
    • Old Jerusalem (Church)
    • First Parish (Portland, Me.)
    • First Parish in Portland (Portland, Me.)
    • Congregational Parish of Portland (Portland, Me.)
    • First Parish Society (Portland, Me.)
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        Portland (Me.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Its Baptisms and admission ... 1903.
    • found: First Church in Falmouth (Falmouth, Me.). Baptisms and admission from the records of First Church in Falmouth, now Portland, Maine, 1990:p. 1 (now the First Parish in Portland)
    • found: Barnard, T. A sermon, delivered June 7th, 1809 ... pastor of the First Congregational Church in Portland, 1809.
    • found: Nichols, I. A discourse delivered at the dedication of the Stone Church, of the First Parish in Portland, 1826:p. 19, etc. (first minister called in 1725; July 1786 name changed from First Church in Falmouth to First Parish in Portland)
    • found: NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for First Parish Charity Fund report of trustees, undated(First Parish Charity Fund; charity fund of First Parish Church, Portland, Me.; had its own trustees and officials)
    • found: NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for First Parish Church records, 1892-1902(First Parish Church, Portland, Me.)
    • found: Its WWW, Aug. 24, 2006(First Parish Church; from 1740-1825 building also known as Old Jerusalem; in 1825 united with American Unitarian Association; in 1826 4th church building (current building) dedicated; in 1867 group from First Parish separated to form Woodfords Congregational Church; in ca. 1849 Mary Deering Preble donated land for Preble Chapel which became the base for religious services, Portland's first school for poor children, and evening school for adults; 150 yrs. later, Preble Chapel houses "Youth and Family Outreach")
    • found: NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for Its Financial statements, 1902-1922(First Parish, Portland, Me.; also appears as First Parish in Portland, Me.)
    • found: NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for Maine deeds and other legal papers, 1787-1811(collection contains a warrant to James Huse, collector of the Congregational Parish of Portland by Thomas Chase and William Haskell for members to meet and discuss church by-laws (Dec. 1811))
    • found: NUCMC data from Maine Hist. Soc. for Second Congregational Church miscellaneous records, 1868(hdg.: Portland, Maine. Second Parish Church; also known as Payson Memorial Church; other information from repository states that the society worshipping there is the old Second Parish (Congregational) Church, an offshoot of the First Parish in 1787, to which administered the Rev. Edward Payson for twenty years, from 1807 to his untimely death in 1827)
    • found: Weis, Frederick Lewis. List of the Unitarian Churches and Their Ministers in the United States and Canada, 1947:p.375 (First Parish in Portland was organized in 1674...First Parish Society)
    • notfound: The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Portland, Maine [newsletter], Jan. 3, 1969.
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Old catalog heading: Portland, Me. First Parish Church]
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-11-03: new
    • 2018-01-29: revised
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