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Congregational, United Church of Christ Churches

Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

History

Congregationalism is a type of Protestant church organization in which each congregation has control of its own affairs. The underlying principle is that Jesus is the head of the church and the members form one common family of God. Congregationalism eliminated bishops and presbyteries.

Congregational churches began to meet in local and then in statewide conferences. In 1871 the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States was established.

In 1931 the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States and the General Convention of the Christian Church merged to form the General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches of the United States.

In 1957 the Congregational Christian Churches united with the Evangelical and Reformed Church and formed the United Church of Christ. The National Association of Congregational Christian Churches was formed in 1955 by churches that chose not to join in the merger.

See also Methodist Churches
See also Presbyterian Churches

Known Congregational, United Church of Christ Churches Churches


Bark River Church
  See Libanus Congregational



Brookfield Congregational
  See Brookfield First United Methodist



Brookfield Congregational United Church of Christ
  Address: 16350 Gebhardt Rd., Brookfield 53005
  Phone:262-786-4155
  Website  



Congregational Church of Genesee
  See First Congregational United Church of Christ (Genesee)



Emmanuel United Church of Christ (in operation)
  Established: circa 1866 as a Congregational church
  Other names: Union Emmanuel Church of Dousman
	Shared pastors with the Ottawa Presbyterian Church from 1905-1960
	Present name taken in 1961
  Address: 222 Grove Street, Dousman 53118



Evangelical &Amp; Reformed United Church of Christ
  Established: 1866 as the Erste Deutsche Reformite Kirche or
	First German Reformed Church
  Former Names: 1934 First Evangelical & Reformed Church
	Current name taken after merger of Evang. & Reformed and Congregational
	denominations created the United Church of Christ.
  More Info: In December 2005 the church was destroyed by fire
  Address: 413 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha 53186
  Phone: (262) 547-2424
  Website



First Congregational
  Established: 1841
  Other Info: Plank Schoolhouse shared with Congregationalists, Methodists and
	Episcopalians.  Episcopals left in 1844.  In 1850 Methodists and 
	Congregationalist joined in building Union Church (see below).  A few 
	years later they united forming Bible Christian Society.  In 1884 the 
	Bible Christians voted to join the Methodist Episcopal Church of America,
	now Sussex United Methodist Church.
  Location: Highway 164 and Lisbon Road, Lisbon Township
  See also Sussex United Methodist



First Congregational (Mukwonago)
  See Mukwonago Christian Fellowship United Church of Christ



First Congregational Church of Oconomowoc
  See First Congregational United Church of Christ (Oconomowoc)



First Congregational Church of Summit and Oconomowoc
  See First Congregational United Church of Christ (Oconomowoc)



First Congregational of Hartland
  See First Congregational United Church of Christ (Hartland)



First Congregational United Church of Christ (Hartland)
  Established: 1842 affiliated with the United Church of Christ in 1961 as a result
	of a merger between the Congregational and Evangelical & Reformed denominations.
  Address: 111 Church Street, Hartland 53029



First Congregational United Church of Christ (Genesee)
  Established: 1843 as the North Prairie Congregational Church
  Other Names: 1848 Genesee Congregational
	Congregational Church of Genesee
  Location: Genesee township
  Address: W306 S5075 Church St, Genesee  53149
  Phone: (262) 968-3849



First Congregational United Church of Christ (Oconomowoc) (in operation)
  Established: as the First Presbyterian Church of Summit 1841.
	In 1843 the church became the First Congregational Church of Summit
	and Oconomowoc.
	In 1845 the group divided: Summit took back original name
	Oconomowoc group crated the First Congregational Church of Oconomowoc
	Became part of the UCC denomination in 1961
  Address: 50 Church Street, Oconomowoc 53066
  Phone: (262) 567.4461
  Website



First Congregational United Church of Christ (Waukesha) (in operation)
  Established: January 19, 1837
  Address: 100 East Broadway, Waukesha 53186
  Phone: (262) 542-8008
  Website



First Congregational United Church of Christ
  Established: 1838 as the First Evangelical Congregational Church of Prairieville
  Address: 701 N. East Avenue, Waukesha 53186



First Evangelical Congregational Church of Prairieville
  See First Congregational United Church of Christ (Waukesha)



Lake Country Congregational United Church of Christ
  Address: 400 W. Capitol Dr., Hartland
  Phone: (262) 367-5631



Libanus Congregational
  Established: 1854 as the Union Church of Congregationalists and Welsh Calvinistic
	Methodists; in 1859 the church split, majority became Congregationalist; remainder
	formed Bethel Church (across the street; see Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
	in Presbyterian section)
  Dissolved: 1920s
  Other names: Bark River Church
  Location: Ottawa township



Mukwonago Christian Fellowship United Church of Christ
  Former Names/Affiliations: First Congregational
  Established: 1857 Affiliated with the United Church of Christ in 1962.  In 1972
	withdrew from the UCC and affiliated with the National Association of Congregational
	Churches.  Dissent over the moved split the membership.  Led to the formation of
	the Mukwonago Christian Fellowship United Church of Christ
  Address: 231 Roberts Drive, Mukwonago 53149



North Prairie Congregational Church
  See First Congregational United Church of Christ



Pewaukee Congregational (defunct)
  Established: 1840
  Dissolved: by 1915
  Location: Village of Pewaukee



Redeemer United Church of Christ
  Established: Redeemer UCC 1968 as a result of a merger between Salem Reformed Church
	near Pewaukee and Zion Evangelical Church in Sussex.
  Location: Lisbon Township  The building constructed in 1972 destroyed by fire and is 
	being rebuilt
  Other Names: Lannon Welsh Calvinistic Methodist
  Address: W220 N4915 Town Line Rd., Sussex 53189
  Phone: (262) 246-6710

Rooster Church
  See Trinity United Church of Christ



Second Congregational (defunct)
  Established: 10 June 1848
  Dissolved: by 1861
  Location: Northwest corner of Lisbon township



St John's United Church of Christ
  Established: circa 1880
  Other names: Evangelical & Reformed Church until 1957
	Since 1900 has been yolked with St. Paul's UCC in Erin Township, Washington County
  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 456, Merton 53056
  Delivery Address: W28321 Sussex Road Hartland 53029
  Cemetery: Highways 74 and F
  Phone: (262) 538-1912
  Website



St. Paul's United Church of Christ
  Established; January 15, 1868 as an Evangelical church; merged with the Reformed 
	Church in 1934; and became a part of the UCC in 1964
  Address: N89 W16856 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls 53151
  Cemetery: In the churchyard
  Phone: 
  Website



Union Church (defunct)
  Established: 1864 as a combined effort of the Presbyterians, Congregationalists,
	Methodists and Universalists.
	Methodists left in 1874 to form the Monterey Methodist Episcopal Church
	After 1878 primarily Congregationalists
	It is not known what became of the group after that.



Trinity United Church of Christ
  Established: 1869 incorporated as Lutheran church
	In 1911 it joined the Evangelical Synod of North America
	In 1934 synod merged with Reformed Church of the U.S.
	Later merged with Congregational Denomination to form UCC
  Other names: Rooster Church (because of the weathervane on the steeple)
	German Lutheran Church
  Address: 4435 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield 53045
  Cemetery: in the churchyard and the German Lutheran cemetery is on the corner of
	Capital and Calhoun under the watertower
  Phone: (262)-781-9378



Union Emmanuel Church of Dousman
  See Emmanuel United Church of Christ



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