Peggy Bendroth suggests that the culture of Congregationalism continues to permeate the American way of life, but over time, Congregationalist has lost an understanding of their roots.  Bendroth says we have to understand our DNA – – “Who you were is how you are.”  In other words, it’s important to reclaim an understanding of the history of the Congregational Way to understand who we are today and who we are called to be tomorrow.