First Congregational/Jube Memorial Church

Clinton Avenue & Wright Street

June 24, 1851 - 1946




Newspaper Articles

June 2, 1907 - Old Landmark that is to Make Room for Twelve-Story Office Building
August 23, 1914 - Fire Gutted Interior of Jube Church

The First Congregational Church, also known as Jube Memorial Church, was re-organized on June 24, 1851. The original organization took place on May 22, 1834 as the First Free Presbyterian Church. An act of the Presbytery of Newark disconnected this church on June 16, 1840. It then became an independent church. Eleven years later it became the First Congregational Church. In May, 1907 the name Jube Memorial was added to the church in honor of John P. Jube. The church was dissolved in 1946.

History of the First Congregational Jube Memorial Church of Newark, NJ.

May 22, 1834 - Organized First Free Presbyterian Church by the Presbytery of Newark.

June 16, 1840 - The Free Church was disconnected by act of Presbytery and became independent as well as free.

June 24, 1851 - Became First Congregational Church, 15 Clinton Avenue to June 28, 1891.

Dec. 21, 1892 to May, 1907 - The words, Jube Memorial, in honor of the late John P. Jube, were added to the name of the church, 29 Clinton Avenue, C. Wright.

Nov. 1946 - First Congregational Jube Memorial Church dissolved and edifice sold to the congregation of St. Nicholas Church (Greek Orthodox). This church never occupied the building. (Information from Newark Public Library). Address of church 210 Clinton Avenue.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

Gives relief to its own destitute members and in instances to nonmembers. Has aided in the support of the Bethlehem Congregational Church.

Reverends Addresses Archive


Reverend From To
Charles Beecher 1851 1854
William B. Brown 1855 1878
James M. Whiton 1879 1885
Charles Hall Everest 1885 1887
J. M. Shaw 1888 1888
Levi W. Hainer 1888 1896
J. A. Chamberlain 1896 1899
George L. Hanscom 1900 1906
T. Aird Moffat October 1, 1906 1924
Ralph O. Harpole 1925 1927
Ralph C. Lankler 1930 1935
Frederick H. Young 1936 1938
Vernon L. Booker 1940 after 1943

Address From To
29 Clinton Street. June 24, 1851 June 28, 1891
210 Clinton Avenue December 21, 1892 1946

Archive Information (Last Known location)

New Jersey Historical Society - Notebook, 1850-1878, 1 volume, Call Number MG 880. This is listed under Archives - Documents, Manuscripts, etc. It includes sermon outlines; birth, baptism, communion, and marriage records kept for the First Congregational Church of Newark, New Jersey.