Growing Deeper Roots: Learning & Preserving the Story of American Congregationalism

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Explore the history of the Congregational tradition and learn how to keep old church records safe and organized, all in one day. Join us on November 15, 2018 for two workshops: an unbelievably fast and entertaining overview of Congregational history by executive director Peggy Bendroth, who is a historian of American religion, and a smart, practical seminar on managing and preserving church records by archivist Jessica Steytler, the expert on what to keep, what to discard, and what to do next.

Both workshops will be held at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dr. Bendroth’s seminar will include both a morning and afternoon session, from 10-3, with lunch provided. Jessica Steytler’s workshop will be held in the afternoon, from 1-3.

Registration for the all-day Congregational history seminar ($75) includes lunch, course materials, and a signed copy of Bendroth’s book, The Spiritual Practice of Remembering. Registration for the church records workshop is $35.


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