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The Dexter Congregational Church

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The Bcacon, the Congrcgational state chureh paper, says: "Dexter chureh is erecting a fine parsonage, which, with lot, etc, will cost nearly $3,000. It is to be completed and ready for oecupancy by December 1. This will rcjoice the heart oí Bro. Morris as well as his faithful congregation, as they need no longer be anxious about a home ior their pastor. ïhrough the energy of Dr. E. F. Chase and the liberality of Deacon Dennis Warner, Mrs. C. Gay and others, the money for the whole has been subscribed, and every bill will be paid when the work is done. Last Sunday, October 4, was 'rallying day,' when a special effort was made to secure the attendance of every rnember of the chureh and congregation after the vacation scattering. The chureh was beautifuly and richly deeorated with vegetables, fruits, grains, grasses and flowers; special music was provided by the choir, and in spitc of the rain, a large audience was present, nearly every one of whom remained to partake of the Lord's Supper at the close of the service. In the evening, among other interesting features, Deacon Dennis Warner gave a most interesting account of New England Congregationalisui, and the early days of the chureh in Dexter. Prof. Walker read an interesting paper on, school Work and Rewards.' One of the most solumn and impressive services of the üay was the consecratiou meeting and reception of members of the Y. P. S. C. E. Fifteen members signed the pledge cards and thirteen of tlicm were present to be formally received into the society by the pastor. A most promising work öpens up before them under the efficiënt leadership of Mrs. E. D. Walker, their president. No pastor need be afraid of the devil if ho has behind him a loyal church and consecrated, enthusiaatic, young people. The Junior society, containing about thirty little folks, has just sent a barrel worth $25. to a missionary in the northern part of Michigan."