Church History


  • Greenfield, New Hampshire was incorporated.
  • At the first Town Meeting an amount of “thirty pounds was voted for preaching.
  • The Church was organized with 28 members as the Church of Christ in Greenfield
  • It was a congregational in polity, bound together by a covenant, a statement of faith and articles of discipline.


  • The Greenfield Meeting House was built by both the town and the church.


  • The New Hampshire Legislature passed the “Religious Tolerance act”.

  • The church reorganized as the Congregational Church of Greenfield, keeping it’s original creed and covenant and adding a temperance pledge.


  • The Sanctuary was built on the second floor which had previously been a balcony.


  • The Sanctuary was dedicated to the worship of the Almighty God.


  • A 50 year lease agreement was signed between the town and church which specified the sanctuary level for the church use and included the downstairs area for church fellowship activities on Sundays.


  • The Congregation voted to join the newly formed United Church of Christ.


  • Because of an increasing uneasiness with many positions the U.C.C. had taken the congregation voted to leave the denomination.


  • After a comprehensive analysis of denominational options, the congregation voted to join the Evangelical Covenant Church.


  • Church leadership began negotiations with the town, because the lease was to run out in three years.
  • Voters of Greenfield overwhelmingly approved the agreement between the church and the Board of Selectmen, with only about 10 of the 150 attendees opposed.
  • The opposition enlisted the help of Americans United for Separation of Church and state, which suggested the possibility of legal action.
  • The congregation decided they did not want to put the town through a protracted lawsuit.


  • The congregation voted to purchase land and construct a new church building.