Brief history of the Second Congregational Church, UCC
August 19, 1868 - Second Congregational Church organized by an Ecclesiastical Council composed of the ministers of ten Congregational Churches and nine lay delegates.
1869 - Present church building was purchased from the Methodist Society for $2,000. Later the same year, a parsonage was built on the site of the present one.
1870 - Adopted Articles of Faith of the Church, Church Covenant, Rules of Government and Gospel Principles.
1914 - Parsonage destroyed by fire and later rebuilt with help from Vermont Domestic Missionary Society.
1934 - Extended a call to Rev. Richard Burn, beginning a 26 year pastorate.
1961 - Church members vote to become part of the United Church of Christ.
1963 - Purchased Londonderry parsonage land.
1971 - New Constitution and By-laws adopted; Church Council established.
1972-1979 - New addition built on parsonage; dedication of the new Communion table given in memory of Bessie Adams by her family; church purchased the Peck property.
1980-1989 - Installation of Rogers organ, given in memory of Catherine Brunell by her family; new access to sanctuary completed and dedicated; Derry Crew youth group founded; Memorial Garden started; Articles of Faith of the Church, Church Covenant, Rules of Government and Gospel Principles replaced by standards of National Council of Congregational Churches.
1990-1999 - Gala celebration of the 125th anniversary of Second Congregational Church wins 3rd prize in annual Congregational Christian Historical Society event; dedication of new carillon, gifted by Julius and Beulah Beers; first annual Whale of a Sale; stained glass window given in memory of Rex Doane by his family; church Mission Statement adopted; By-laws amended to create a Pastoral Relations Committee.
2000 - 2008 - Church basement renovated and renamed "Friendship Room;" bell tower reconstructed; slate roof replaced; stair lift added for handicapped accessibility; website created.