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Matthews Memorial Baptist Church Collection




Images submitted as part of a 2012 DC Community Heritage Project grant completed by Matthews Memorial Baptist Church.


Matthews Memorial Baptist Church




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Items in the Matthews Memorial Baptist Church Collection Collection

MMCE choir robe (left) – In March 1978, the anniversary of the Young Adult Fellowship Choir (YAF) was renamed to the Matthews Memorial Choral Ensemble (MMCE) and the old choir robes replaced with the new robe as shown at left. Brother Nathaniel…

The Matthews Memorial Child Development Center was established during the pastorate of the Reverend R. V. Coger, in circa 1964, as a nursery school. Its purpose is to meet the need in the Anacostia area to provide quality childcare for parents who…

For Deacon Kevin Dove, one of our younger deacons, what started as a college assignment for this graphic artist more than a decade ago, developed into a dream come true in 2007 with the publication of his first book, Sir Nick of Tyme. A published…

In December 2007, Francine T Crum, the granddaughter of the late John and Nellie Southall, sent a package addressed to the church pastor. The package contained documents and photographs of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church history that she had…

Some of Deacon Samuel H. Divers, Sr., kitchen tools included the potato masher, two carving knives, and a food strainer. He volunteered in the Matthews Memorial kitchen blessing others on special occasions. He was a good cook, was very loyal to his…

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