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Mrs. Margaret Bixby

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Founder

Phone: (562) ***-****  HQ Phone
First Congregational Church
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, California 90802
United States

 
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Congregational Christian Church
Web References
History - First Congregational Church, Long Beach
www.firstchurchlb.org, 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
Lewellyn's younger brother, Jotham Bixby, bought an interest in the rancho in 1869, and Jotham and his wife Margaret moved onto the rancho to manage it and help it flourish.
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Margaret Bixby, founder Margaret Bixby was anxious to start a Congregational church in Long Beach . Her father, abolitionist George Hathaway of Skowhegan, Maine, was a Congregational minister known for his liberal theology and social activism.
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Mrs. Bixby shared her father's theology and love of the church.
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Margaret Bixby, founder The church began to grow and in 1902, Cerritos Hall was moved and a new church building was built on the same corner. The president of Pomona College preached the dedication sermon for that new building.
In 1904, the church faced theological controversy. Nineteen disgruntled families resigned because they said, "This church is not fulfilling its mission in this community owing to the fact that the divinity of Christ is not taught from the pulpit. Obviously there were some who did not share the liberal theology of Mrs. Bixby and the original founders. A competing congregation, Plymouth Congregational Church, began to meet at Fourth Street and Locust in 1904.
Margaret Bixby, founder
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Margaret Bixby, founder Jotham and Margaret Bixby agreed to give $25,000 to help construct a new building at Third and Cedar which would hold the reunited congregation.
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At its dedication service, Mrs. Bixby, always the activist, said the building was "designed for worship, but built for service."
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Margaret Bixby, founder
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Margaret Bixby, founder In 1988, this congregation had the courage to hire the Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Kilsby as Senior Minister. She served the church for twelve years.
First Church History - First Congregational Church, Long Beach
www.firstchurchlb.org, 1 Feb 2009 [cached]
Lewellyn's younger brother, Jotham Bixby, bought an interest in the rancho in 1869, and Jotham and his wife Margaret moved onto the rancho to manage it and help it flourish.
...
Margaret Bixby, founder Margaret Bixby was anxious to start a Congregational church in Long Beach . Her father, abolitionist George Hathaway of Skowhegan, Maine, was a Congregational minister known for his liberal theology and social activism.
...
Mrs. Bixby shared her father's theology and love of the church.
...
Margaret Bixby, founder The church began to grow and in 1902, Cerritos Hall was moved and a new church building was built on the same corner. The president of Pomona College preached the dedication sermon for that new building.
In 1904, the church faced theological controversy. Nineteen disgruntled families resigned because they said, "This church is not fulfilling its mission in this community owing to the fact that the divinity of Christ is not taught from the pulpit. Obviously there were some who did not share the liberal theology of Mrs. Bixby and the original founders. A competing congregation, Plymouth Congregational Church, began to meet at Fourth Street and Locust in 1904.
Margaret Bixby, founder
...
Margaret Bixby, founder Jotham and Margaret Bixby agreed to give $25,000 to help construct a new building at Third and Cedar which would hold the reunited congregation.
...
At its dedication service, Mrs. Bixby, always the activist, said the building was "designed for worship, but built for service."
...
Margaret Bixby, founder
...
Margaret Bixby, founder In 1988, this congregation had the courage to hire the Rev. Dr. Mary Ellen Kilsby as Senior Minister. She served the church for twelve years and continues today as Minister Emerita.
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