Strawberry Point Congregational Church
First Congregational Church was organized in 1872 and in 1883 a church building was erected. Later a parsonage was added and in 1916 improvements to the value of $4,200 were made. The present pastor is Rev. C.C. Harris and the church is in excellent financial condition and has 118 members. Connected with the church there are a Ladies' Aid, Thimble Society, Christian Endeavor, and a flourishing sunday School with an enrollment of 100.
~source: History of Clayton County, Iowa: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Volume 1, Edited by Realto E. Price, 1916. Pg 363
It must have been in the winter of 1871
that two Congregational ministers from Manchester, Rev.
Mr. Amsden and Rev. Mr. Stiles, came to look over the
ground in Strawberry Point and gather the elements
together to organize a Congregational church. A few
people in the place desired a church home of that
~source: Centennial issue of the Clayton
County Register, July 1936.
~Contributed by Reid R. Johnson
The annual dinner and business meeting of the Congregational church was held Wednesday, the Rev. P. C. Packer called the meeting to order having been elected moderator. The following officials were elected for the ensuing year:
Trustees - B. W. Newberry, Wm. Dooley
Deacon - Parke Buckley
Clerk - N. A. Simmons
Treasurer - P. E. Peck
Organist - Miss Helen Buckley
Asst. Organist - Maye Peck
Sunday School Superintendent - Mrs. C. W. Dorman
Committee on Finance - Mrs. W. M. Coykendall, A. R. Carrier
~Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 16 Jan. 1919, Strawberry Point column. Condensed from a longer article.
Strawberry Point: The Thimble Society of the Congregational church met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. G. W. Barr. The following officers were elected:
- Mrs. J. J. Mathews
~Clayton County Register, Thur., January 14,
Strawberry Point: The annual meeting of the Congregational Church was held at the church Tuesday, Jan. 11. The officers for the year were all re-elected as follows:
Treasurer - Miss Kate Westfall
The entire years program was outlined by the Minister, Rev. Lewis Troyer.
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 21 Jan. 1932
Strawberry Point - A 68-year-old landmark soon will
disappear from the Strawberry Point scene. Given up by
its congregation and sold to George Bowers and Cleo
Seward, the Congregational church building will be razed
and new homes eventually will replace the old church
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