The First Congregational Church of Camden, Maine

Despite setbacks in its early years when assignment of a regular minister was intermittent, the parish of the First Congregational Church of Camden, Maine, which is the oldest church in town, continues to persevere more than two hundred years after its founding in 1805. Built in 1834 and later renovated in 1870 in the Italianate style, the structure’s interior architecture is reserved yet amiable, creating a place for unity and introspection. Quoted from the forward of the church’s 1905 Centennial booklet, “This church has been a benediction to the town. It has pointed the way to God and heaven to three generations. …The town of Camden is a better town for what this church has been and still is…”

The First Congregational Church of Madison, Connecticut

Prominently located on Madison’s town green, the First Congregational Church of Madison, Connecticut serves as a testament to its community’s rich 300-year history. Built in the Federal style in 1838, the church resides at its third site—having served dually as a place of worship and a venue for local town meetings until 1897 when a new town hall was built. Remarkably pristine, the restrained use of color accentuates the bold Federal architectural design, signifying the church’s autonomous stance.