Sunday, April 8, 2012

UCC in Middletown, RI

From the 2008 April newsletter for the United Congregational Church, Middletown, RI:
"In 1930, Mrs. Ralph Gold, the wife of the new secretary of the YMCA, spoke on China where she had lived for  15 years.  She was immediately elected President of the Foreign Missions Department and served in that capacity until 1954."
and, from a description of the history of a group of wives who started by helping Navy officer wives in WWII and evolved:
"In 1970 the group became THE SERVICE LEAGUE.  They wanted to furnish the kitchen in the new church and by 1975 when we moved into the new building they had achieved their goal and named it in honor of Helen Gold, a longtime and very active church member."

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