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John

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Peaceful Assembly Church
« on: June 25, 2010, 09:25 PM NHFT »

John Connell of Grafton purchased the historic 212-year-old church on Route 4 in the center of Grafton today.
The building will continue to be used as a church.
The board of the Peaceful Assembly Church is eager to open its doors soon after several repairs are made.

More news to follow . . .
« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 07:15 AM NHFT by Russell Kanning »
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 09:33 PM NHFT »

Congratulations Reverend John. :cardinal:  :)
 
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John

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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 09:36 PM NHFT »

Another picture:
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John

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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 09:38 PM NHFT »

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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 10:03 PM NHFT »

Congratulations, John!
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 12:22 AM NHFT »

John:

I haven't been to church in a decade but I'm looking forward to attending the first and many more meetings at the Peaceful Assembly Church. Congratulations to you and to Grafton.

Jason
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 06:48 AM NHFT »

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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 10:45 AM NHFT »

That's awesome, John.  The Good Work continues... :)
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 09:07 PM NHFT »

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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010, 09:22 PM NHFT »

"Tish, that's french."
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 09:38 AM NHFT »


the other night on the way home
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2010, 12:05 PM NHFT »

Nice shot.   :)

After seeing that... I had a flashback to 'The Fifth Dimension'

When the moon is in the Seventh House   
And Jupiter aligns with Mars         
Then peace will guide the planets      
And love will steer the stars         

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius   
Age of Aquarius            
Aquarius!  Aquarius!            

Harmony and understanding      
Sympathy and trust abounding   
No more falsehoods or derisions   
Golden living dreams of visions   
Mystic crystal revelation      
And the mind's true liberation   
Aquarius!  Aquarius!         


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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2010, 07:26 PM NHFT »

whooooaaaa let it shine
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2010, 09:34 AM NHFT »

A little church history

It is unfortunate that the history of the Grafton Christian Church is not as well preserved as one might hope or expect. What is known is that the church building, or meetinghouse, was constructed by John Kimball in 1798, just twenty years after the town of Grafton was incorporated. At that time it was known as the Center Baptist Church. In 1856 the building was sold to Alexander Williams for $12. It was then moved across the street from the Green, enlarged, and remodeled. The upper section was used as the sanctuary and the lower section for a town hall. This dual arrangement continued for over one hundred years, until the 1960's, when the town took over one of the old school houses and it became the new town hall. In 1980, the spire was added to the top of the existing bell tower. The belfry and the bell were probably added in the mid 1800's after the building became the property of Alexander Williams. No record is known of what the building originally looked like before it was moved from the Green and remodeled though the search continues.

Many reorganizations have taken place over the years; along with Center Baptist Church, it has been known as the Christian, Christian Congregational, and Congregational Christian Church. Because of the great length of the official name: Grafton Center Congregational Christian Church, in 1999 the name was for practical purposes shortened to the name that has become common usage amongst the townspeople, The Grafton Center Church, but as of the year 2000, the name was again changed to Grafton Christian Church.

Millbrook is now  affiliated with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

In the summer of 2004, a tract of land on Route 4 in East Grafton was purchased as the proposed site of a new worship and ministry facility.  In 2006, the ground was prepared for the new building, and in the summer of 2007, Maranatha Custom Churches of Jamestown, ND, erected the steel skeleton and sheathed it with super-insulated paneling.  In the summer of 2008, Kevin McCullough, general contractor, and his crew began the work of completing the interior and exterior of the building.

On November 29, 2009, the Cross, the communion service, and the pulpit Bible were ceremonially removed from the old building in Grafton Center and taken to the new building in East Grafton.  At that time the name of the church was changed from Grafton Christian Church to MillBrook Christian Fellowship.

Our first service of worship at the new building was conducted on December 6, 2009.
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Re: Peaceful Assembly Church
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2010, 05:43 PM NHFT »

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