Growing Deeper Roots: Learning & Preserving the Story of American Congregationalism - Wellesley Hills, MA
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
207 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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Jessica Steytler

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.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Wellesley Hills Congregational Church is a 15-minute walk from the Wellesley Hills MBTA commuter rail station but, due to mid-November weather, driving is recommended. The Wellesley Hills Congregational Church has free and accessible parking for the duration of the event.

I have dietary restrictions, should I bring my own lunch?

Please contact prior to the event and we will keep you updated on the plan for provided lunches and hope to accommodate all!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to print your ticket but you are welcome to bring it with you. Please have your ticket on your phone to present to a staff member. If you are with a group

I am going with a group, do we all need to have our names on our tickets?

If you are going with a large group and are unsure of who may be attending, not all names have to match the tickets. Please be sure that the leader/organizer of the group is there with their name on the ticket. If you are unsure of how to fill out the name form when you do not know who is attending, please write "[Your Group Name] Attendee" instead of a first and last name.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions? Contact Peggy Bendroth ( or Jessica Steytler ( or call the Library directly at 617-523-0470.

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