|St. Matthew Evangelical Church
(St. Matthew/Central Congregational UCC)
|St. Matthew Evangelical Church, S. Carrollton Avenue, 1929
|St. Matthew Evangelical Church,
orginal building, erected in 1849
|Information about the church's history and the photo of the
image of the original church are from St. Matthew's website.
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|St. Matthew Evangelical Church was founded in 1849 as the German
Evangelical Church of Carrollton. When the original church was built, an
ornamental rooster was placed on top of the steeple as part of a
weathervane. Because of this, the church became known as "The Rooster
Church." This weathervane is displayed in a glass case in the church lobby.
The present church was constructed in 1923. When St. Matthew merged
with the Reformed Church it became St. Matthew Evangelical and Reformed
Church. In 1975, St. Matthew merged with the Congregational Christian
Church and became St. Matthew United Church of Christ.
Central Congregational United Church of Christ's building was lost in the
flood waters of 2005 and, since that time, the two congregations have
worshipped together under the name of St. Matthew/Central
Congregational United Church of Christ. -- Nancy