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3190
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When New Bern's St. Andrew's Chapel voted in 1863 to join the Northern A.M.E. Zion Church, it became the South's first Zion Church. In 1879, the name was changed to St. Peter's. Damaged by a 1922 fire, the church was renovated in 1986.
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3239
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The oldest church building in New Bern is First Presbyterian Church on New Street. The church was designed and built by Uriah Sandy. The cornerstone was laid on June 9, 1819.
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4067
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The First Baptist Missionary Church organized in 1869 as Cedar Grove Baptist Church, then called First Baptist Church, and finally First Baptist Missionary Church in the 1980s, the church had several sites before building on its present one in 1906. It has had strong pastors through the years and a dedicated congregation. Currently the church is in need of renovation, and the members meet in a sister white Baptist church. In 1998, the 1906 building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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8111
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The beginnings of the Christian Church “Disciples of Christ” in New Bern dates to the 1840s, when services were conducted in private homes. By 1885, parishioners wanted to have their own building. Barteau recounts the history of the church and the names of the pastors who have served there since 1882. Today over 400 members attend the Broad Street Christian Church, which has an all-female staff. This is a first for churches in the New Bern area.
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27892
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After the Civil War, Reverend Edwin M. Forbes, a New Bern native, established an independent black congregation at St. Cyprian’s Church. In 1922, New Bern suffered a disastrous fire which burned mostly in black residential areas. The fire pointed out the need for a hospital for blacks, leading to the establishment of Good Shepherd Hospital.
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28094
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The Christ Church was established in New Bern in 1750. Newspapers and written accounts of soldiers tell the history of Christ Church during the Civil War. Despite a devastating fire, conflict, and different philosophies, Christ Church provided uninterrupted service to both northern and southern attendees.
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28098
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In 1822, ushers at the New Bern’s First Presbyterian Church greeted the arriving worshipers and led them to a designated seat facing the congregation. Over the years the church was modernized and additional pews were installed. Today, worshipers are ushered to a seat of their choice.
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34839
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The Christ Episcopal Church’s annual Christmas Cookie Walk has been running for almost 20 years in New Bern. Each year, parishioners donate their time and baking skills to make thousands of cookies to sell in order to fund church-supported charities. Hundreds of people buy their Christmas cookies and spend time with other community members during this event.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 86 Issue 7, December 2018, p142-148, il, por Periodical Website
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36134
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All Saints Chapel, built in the late 1890s and constructed in the Carpenter Gothic Style, was larger than its exterior suggested. As for other aspects of its appearance, longtime residents recall the exterior as painted white, but research by the author asserted otherwise. In fact, the recent repainting has returned the church to its original color, as well as the color scheme popular during the period in which the church was built.
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36131
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The church has had a broad appeal, in its denomination, the combined Christian Church and First Disciples of Christ, touted as the “largest denomination founded on American soil.” Its foundation was complete by the early nineteenth century, but it experienced a crumbling in terms of membership in the 1960s and early 1970s. By the new decade, though, it had rebuilt itself, congregation and worship space wise.