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1st Church Formed

1st Church

Community Presbyterian Church
Community Presbyterian Church
The erection of Wheeling's first Church is a notable event not only for the Church itself, but because of the record of service compiled by its early members.
The first organizational meeting was held on May 1, 1864. At this time, it was decided to organize a church which was to be called, "The German Evangelical United Reformed and Lutheran Church". A twenty-five article constitution was drafted, and Reverend F.C. Schwartz was called as the first pastor
On October 8, 1864, the membership voted to apply to the Presbytery of Chicago to unite with the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A.
On the Second of November 1864, the new congregation, known as German Prebyterian Church, elected the following officers: William Vogt, Nicholaus Bock, Werner Spengler and A. Fasbender as Elders; Jacob Zimmer and Conrad Baerthel, Deacons.
In the fall of1865, they erected their Church on a site located on the North Side of Dundee Road and West of Milwaukee Avenue. The last worship services were held there on December 16, 1962.
The Church has since been moved to the Chamber of Commerce Park on Wolf Road, pending movement to a permanent site, where it is hoped that the building will be preserved as a link to the proud history of the town.

First Baptist Church of Wheeling
First Baptist Church of Wheeling

401 South Milwaukee Avenue Suite 240
Wheeling Illinois 60090

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