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About First Church
The First Congregational Church was organized Nov. 2, 1881--eight years to the day before North Dakota gained statehood.
The first public service was held in Harwood Hall, located over Morrisons Saloon. They then moved to McHench Hall. After being evicted twice, the congregation voted to buy property and build their own church. The first service was held in the new chapel, Dec. 3, 1882.
This chapel was destroyed ( and rebuilt) by a tornado in 1860. In 1887, the flood of Oe87, which inundated much of Fargo, did serious damage to the church. The damage was repaired. This was the home of First Church for over 70 years. The present church, on 17th Ave. South, was constructed in 1963.
Handicapped parking is available.
Today, we have 300 members.
The church newsletter, THE BECOMING, is printed once a month from September through May. The Becoming won the best newsletter in the Northern Plains Conference. Idamarie Kolpack, Editor, Marrion Walsh, Ass't Editor.Jean Lux, Design Editor
Board of Trustees:
The Board of Trustees meet once a month.. from August through May. Darin Mogck serves as Moderator, Paulette Anderson, Vice Moderator, Elaine Ackerman, Clerk, Charles Buckhouse, Treasurer. Others on the board are : Kendra Ziegler,Gary Roth ,Joan Mogck, R. J. Stohler, David Maxfield, Pat Finley, Mike Schanzenbach, Jon Nelson, Deb Reynolds and Bob Stone.
First Church has two fund raisers during the year. The Harvest dinner in the fall, and the Ham and Meatball dinner in the spring.
Church school on Sundays at 11.15 AM for 3 year olds through Senior High. Nursery available.
The Confirmation class. Wednesdays
--Thursday morning -- Bible text study.