First Congregational Church in Malden plans the building of a “chapel” as a “mission” to the Forestdale neighborhood.
Chapel dedication service.
First Congregational Church plans for the transition of the Chapel into an independently functioning body.
Forestdale Chapel officially becomes the Forestdale Community Church of Malden with Rev. Ralph E. Dodge as pastor. Rev. Dodge leaves FCC to begin a lifelong missionary career in Central Africa.
FCC employs 21 different interim pastors from local seminaries to lead the church.
Paul McPheeters is called by the church as its first full-time pastor.
FCC joins the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
FCC calls its first Associate Pastor, Jeff Hancock, and plans the planting of a church in Malden’s Edgeworth neighborhood.
FCC worships jointly with the new Community Church of Edgeworth (now called Seven Mile Road) led by Matt Kruse, a former FCC member.
Members Jeff & Heather Hancock leave FCC to lead a large Presbyterian Church in North Carolina.
FCC calls David Erickson as a short-term Associate Pastor in preparation for another church plant.
David Erickson transitions out of A.P. role at FCC to begin a mission to Reading, MA.