"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness
and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high."
Psalm 7:17 (NIV)
Welcome to the Bennington Congregational Church
The Bennington Congregational Church is a small and friendly church. Our members are from not only Bennington, but from many of the surrounding towns. Our members believe in Jesus and his love, a love meant to show the grace of God to all of us.
We try to reach people in need and do so by visiting people in their homes as well as when they are in hospitals and nursing homes. We feel our reach is deep and connective because the Spirit of God is with us, aiding us every step of the way.
Members of our congregation and our community join together every year to deliver soup and companionship to those who enjoy engaging in conversations.
Our Sunday School ministry expands on our philosophy of meeting people where they are. Our job is to listen, for surely that is what God does for us.
You are cordially invited to Worship on Sunday. Come to praise the Lord, be enlighted by the Word of God as presented by our guest speakers.
Let your heart sing with the music provided by our weekly special musicians.
An Historical Sketch
Composed from the Manual of the Congregational Church, 1912
The Congregational Church of Bennington, NH, then called Hancock Factory Village, was organized July 10, 1839, by a Council duly called for that purpose. The Church was composed of twenty persons who brought letters from other churches and three who were accepted by the Council, on confession of faith. Six years before, on February 12, 1833, "a religious society" had been formed to be known as " The Trinitarian Congregational Society in Hancock Factory Village and Society Land". In 1838 a neat house of worship had been created.