Fonds P161 - Advent Christian Church (Danville) fonds

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Advent Christian Church (Danville) fonds

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CA E001 P161

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  • 1857-1934 (Creation)

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0,15 m of textual records.

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The Advent Christian Church in Danville, Quebec was formally organised in August 1851 with 27 members under the pastorship of Elder John Porter. Prior to that time, during the 1840s, Adventism had been growing in popularity in Quebec, particularly in the Eastern Townships under two main denominations: Evangelical Adventists and Christian Adventists. The Advent Christian Church was the first Christian Adventist church to be established in Quebec. Adventism began to gain a number of believers in the Township of Shipton through tent meetings and conferences that were held there in 1849, 1850, and 1851 when well-known pastors from the United States would preach. At this time, the Christian Adventist demonination was known for its weak official organization and lack of church buildings. Therefore, the Advent Christian Church of Danville is somewhat unique for their decision to erect their own church building by 1854 on Water Street. By 1873, the Advent Christian Church had joined the Adventist Federation of Canada East and Vermont. In 1902, they had completed a second church building, which is still located on the corner of Grove and Crown Streets in Danville. During the nineteenth century, campmeetings, usually held outside and during the summer, were significant activites for Christian Adventists where pastors from the United States would be invited to preach. Today, adventist campmeetings are still held at the campmeeting site in Beebee. Governed by a board of directors and aided by committees, the Advent Christian Church in Danville remains as one of the two Christian Adventist churches that is still active in the Eastern Townships.

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The fonds contains source material on the management and members of the Advent Christian Church of Danville from 1857 to 1934. It consists of minutes, registrations, civil status records. The fonds is comprised of the following two files: Management (1875-1932), and Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1857-1934).

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Access 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 2005 by the Advent Christian Church of Danville.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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