Stewardship Moment ~ Mary, Margaret, and Elizabeth
The post card image of is one of first renderings for the yet-to-be built Emmanuel Church....back in the mid to late 1880's.
The history of Dublin tells the story of the founding of Emmanuel. The
Reverend Reuben Kidner had conducted Episcopal services in the Town Hall for
several years. He was surprised to get a letter from parishioner, Miss Mary Armory Green saying that she and her sister, Margaret, would give $2000 towards
the building of a Church in memory of their sister, Mrs. (Elizabeth) Casper
Crowninshield, who had died in Dublin. Reverend Kidner reported "that
some of them thought that a church was not needed, as the Town Hall was serving
their needs pretty well but... there was nothing to do but build. Before
they knew it, they had $4000 in-hand."
And so it began. Today, our summer church community stands on the shoulders of Mary and Margaret and the love for their departed sister, Elizabeth. For 133 years, the word of God has embraced all who enter for respite and the replenishing their soul.
In gratitude for the stewards before us, please make a thoughtful contribution to Emmanuel Church. Out of the love of many, the church stands firm for generations to come. Let's do our part, today!
Giving is easy: envelopes are available at the back of the church; an on-line gift can be made on our website; or mail in your donation to Emmanuel Church, PO Box 30, Dublin, NH 03444