This Day in Norwood History- September 9, 1901-New Methodist Episcopal Church Dedicated

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Formal Exercises at New Methodist Episcopal , Norwood, Attended by Large Congregation.

09 Sep 1901, Mon The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

NORWOOD. Sept 9—The new building of the Methodist Episcopal church was formally dedicated yesterday afternoon. The interior is very handsome and makes one of the most beautiful houses of worship here. On each pew are designs carved in wood. The sides and ceilings are finished in wood set in panels.

There are a number of windows. including a large “temperance’” window over the front entrance, containing total abstinence mottoes. This is the gift of . Another beautiful window is the gift of former pastors. The money for completing the interior and grading the ground was donated by Mr of company. Mr Willett, as his father-in-law, Hon , stated in his address yesterday, was a pupil of the university and his gift is in part payment of a debt of gratitude to that Institution.

The services yesterday were attended by a large congregation, in which all the churches were represented. The three Norwood pastors. Rev of the . Rev . Nead of the and Rev of the , participated in the services, as did Rev of Cleveland and Rev , two former Methodist pastors. A very practical sermon on “God is Love” was delivered by Rev Dr. professor of history at . of Norwood delivered a brief address local music was rendered by a mixed quartet from Boston. Solos were given by Mr. and Mrs. of Boston.

Formal dedicatory services according to the Methodist ritual were then conducted by Rev , DD, presiding elder.

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