“Giving Up Power”
2018 marks the 170th year of our current building, built after the previous building, on the Town Green, burned down in 1846. In 1833, Massachusetts had become the last state to recognize the separation of church and state. What did it mean to our spiritual ancestors, who until 1833 had been the only religious congregation in Lexington, basically synonymous with the town itself, to give up its place on the Green in response to new churches, Follen and First Baptist, and to this state decision?
Rev. Helen Lutton Cohen, Minister Emerita, Worship Leader