First Congregational Church of Westminster Steeple - Westminster, MA
N 42° 32.706 W 071° 54.652
19T E 260988 N 4714408
Quick Description: The First Baptist Church in Westminster, Massachusetts, USA, is located on Main Street. It has a four-stage steeple that includes what appears to be a viewing tower and a spire.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2010 9:01:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMA470
The purpose of this Church shall be to worship God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to celebrate the Sacraments; to realize Christion fellowship and unity within this church and the Church Universal; to render loving service toward this community and to the world; and to strive for righteousness, justice and peace.
"Lighting The Way From Our Past..." is the name of our church history book completed for our 250th anniversary in 1992. Starting from 1742 with our first minister, Reverend Elisha Marsh, our church has lived an active church life.
One of the interesting things that happened in the past was when in 1940 the third of our meeting houses burned to the ground in an unfortunate fire. The congregation rallied around the need to rebuild the church and started the first Yankee Street Fair to help raise money. They closed off surrounding streets and set up booths with foods, crafts, books as well as entertainment and a baked bean supper. The summer Yankee Street Fair is still running strong today with many fun things for people of all ages.
When visiting the location, please try to take a picture with your GPSr if you are alone, or with members of your party in the shot. Also, please describe your visit/adventures so others will know what to expect when they get there. Please describe what makes the steeple unique or interesting.