Item #3523 The Quarter Century Anniversary of the First Congregational Church [cover title]. African Americana.

The Quarter Century Anniversary of the First Congregational Church [cover title]

Birmingham, Al. 1908. [4]pp., on a single folded sheet, 6.25 x 5 inches. Portrait on first page. Moderate soiling, mild edge wear. Very good. Item #3523

A highly-ephemeral and likely unique surviving program celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, February 23, 1908. The first page of the program prints a small portrait of the pastor of the church, F.G. Ragland. The program ranged over two services - 11:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. - and was comprised of numerous reports, addresses, scripture readings, prayers, and songs delivered by Reverend Ragland and the church members themselves. A sample talk included an "Historical Sketch of the Founding and Life of the Church" by B.H. Hudson, a deacon of the church. Hudson also took part in a presentation on "The relations of the A.M.A. to the Church and memories of bygone days" with two other members. The later service included a five-part presentation focused on "What Shall We Make of Our Church in the Future?" No copies listed in OCLC.

Price: $550.00