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church constBy the Grace of God, the church was gathered and organized as a Congregational Church in 1940 under the leadership of the Rev. Charles Scheid.

The Congregational Churches are the congregations of New England. Historically, they were the faith communities of the Pilgrims and Puritans. The Congregationalists organized a number of churches and schools including: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Oberlin among others.

In 1957 the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church joined (as did many other Congregationalists) the United Church of Christ. The United Church of Christ represents the union of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Evangelical and Reformed Church (E&R) had its roots in the German Lutheran (Evangelical) and Presbyterian (Reformed) traditions. The E&R Church has produced a number of famous theologians and scholars, including Reinhold Neibhor.

In 1976 our congregation merged with the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church, which represents the Baptist side of our Church family. The American Baptist denomination also shares the heritage of the Pilgrims and Puritans. The American Baptists also have a significant history of establishing colleges: most notably (Ivy League) Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and the University of Chicago (which was formed from the financial contributions of American Baptist layman John D. Rockefeller).

This is a brief history of where we came from, however, it can't fully describe who we are! We invite you to visit our church family and look at our beautiful sanctuary, the church grounds and the many Christian fellowship and discipleship activities available for all ages. We are sure you will find a warm and welcoming Christian environment in which to make your Church home. Welcome to The Grosse Pointe Congregational Church!

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