"The little church with a big heart"
The founding of the Church
"In 1831, Lucy Occom Tantaquidgeon, her daughter Lucy Tantaquidgeon Teecomwas, and her granddaughter Cynthia Teecomas Hoscoat deeded a plot of land on Mohegan Hill to tribal ownership for the building of a community church. These women understood that it would be strategically important to the continuance of the Mohegan on traditional lands to escape removal by demonstrating themselves a "Christianized" people. The Mohegan Congregational Church has remained a key venue of tribal political, social, and cultural life ever since." 1
Renovating the Church
"Until recently, lack of funds prevented needed repairs and the Church started to deteriorate. With new resources, the Tribe was able to restore the building and its role in Tribal life and pride. Design work commenced in 1997, followed by work on the sanctuary and the building of an annex. The final phase, a museum exhibit, was completed in May 2002. " 2
The Church today
Today, the Mohegan Congregational Church is a thriving community of faith serving not only the Mohegan Tribe but all local residents. We come together to glorify God through worship, engage our faith actively and share with others our Christian beliefs. All are welcome to worship with us each Sunday at 9:30.
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1 Joanna Brooks, July 2004, "Samson Occom at the Mohegan Sun - Finding history at a New England Indian casino, part III,"http://www.common-place.dreamhost.com/vol-04/no-04/brooks/3.shtml, (December 2008). 2 "The Mohegan Tribe, Heritage, Preservation Projects, Mohegan Church Resrtoration," n.d., http://www.mohegan.nsn.us/heritage/preservations.aspx, (December 2008)
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