Fonds UC021 - St. Paul's United Church (Waterloo) fonds

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St. Paul's United Church (Waterloo) fonds

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  • 1821-2018 (Creation)

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0.68 m of textual records. - 1 photograph.

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St. Paul's United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organised in 1864. From 1832 to the dedication of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Waterloo, 21 July 1864, the Anglicans and Methodists shared the same church, the Frost Village Union Church. Three years later, the church would become a victim of fire; a new church was built and is still used by the Congregation today. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Waterloo Methodist Church decided to join the Union and became Waterloo United Church. The Church was renamed St. Paul's United Church in 1940. St. Paul's and Fulford United Church have been a two-point Pastoral charge since 1954. In 2006, Waterloo Pastoral Charge included Waterloo, Granby, Sutton, Dunham and Fulford (called the New Vision Pastoral Zone). St. Paul's United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The Church is governed by the Board of Trustees, the Official Board, the Session, the Board of Stewards, and the Congregation in co-operation with organizations within the Church, such as the United Church Women (previously called the Ladies' Aid Society and Women's Association), the Women's Missionary Society, the Hi-C (previously called Young People's Society), the Adults Group and the Tennis Club.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, the Church's women's, youth and adults/couples organizations for St. Paul's United Church in Waterloo from 1821 to 2018. It consists mainly of minutes, annual reports, correspondence, rectifications to registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, and, account books. The index to the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials includes the following: Waterloo, 1831-1973; Actonvale, 1915-1927; Lawrenceville, 1869-1924; South Stukely, 1880-1944; West Shefford/Bromont, 1878-1886 & 1890-1945. The fonds is also a source of information on the history of the Fulford United Church.

It includes the following series: Church Boards (1821-2002), Financial Resources (1942-1973), Annual Reports (1916-1995,1997-2001, 2003, 2006-2008, 2012, 2016-2018), Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials - Index and rectifications only (1933-1978), Orders of Service ([between 1957 and 1964], 1991-1994), Historical (1888 [reproduction], [191-], [1921], 1984-1991), Newsletters (1989-1994), Organizations (1925-2012), Photographs ([after 1940]), and Press Clippings ([between 1957 and 1964], 1987-1993).

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The index and rectifications to the registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.

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The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. Two subsequent accessions were transferred to the Archives in 1994.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English.

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1 février, 2016

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