John A. & the Union Church

February 1, 1841
Peter Jones from his History of the Ojebway Indians with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christianity; with a Brief Memoir of the Writer.Pinterest
Peter Jones from his History of the Ojebway Indians with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christianity; with a Brief Memoir of the Writer.

On what later became the site of the First Congregationalist Church of Kingston, the Union Church served various congregations who had not yet built independent churches in Kingston. In the early 1840s, John A. frequently attended, and often chaired, Public Missionary Meetings at the Union Church including one on February 1, 1841 where Mississauga Methodist preacher and community leader Peter Jones, also known as Kahkewāquonāby and Desagondensta, gave an address which “delighted them in recounting the wonders which had been wrought by the Gospel,” as reported in the Upper Canada Herald and where a resolution was made “that the state of the heathen world … render[ed] it incumbent on all Christians to exert themselves to the utmost to send the Gospel of the grace of God to the ends of the earth.”