Fonds UC016 - Beulah United Church (Ayer's Cliff) fonds

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Beulah United Church (Ayer's Cliff) fonds

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  • 1878-1990, 2000-2008, 2013, 2018 (Creation)

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0.54 m of textual records. - 3 photographs.

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Beulah United Church, initially of Congregational denomination, was organized in 1889. From 1879 to 1889, the Congregationalists belonged to the Ayer's Flat Union Meeting House Corporation and worshipped in the Meeting House, along with the Adventists and Anglicans who also worshipped there. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Beulah Congregational Church joined the Union to form the Beulah United Church. In 1962, Sisco Memorial United Church in Coaticook and Way's Mills United Church joined Beulah United Church to form the Ayer's Cliff-Coaticook-Way's Mills Pastoral Charge. In 1971, St. Paul's United Church in Magog and Georgeville United Church were added to the Pastoral Charge which was then renamed Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge. Beulah 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 committees and organizations within the Church, such as the Women's Organizations, the Sunday School, and the Choir.

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The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, the Sunday School, the Choir, and the Church women's organizations for Beulah United Church in Ayer's Cliff from 1878 to 2018. It consists mainly of minutes, account books, annual reports, and correspondence. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1878-1979), Buildings and Property (1912-1949, 1986), Financial Resources (1878-1974), Annual Reports (1927-1986, 2000, 2003, 2006-2008, 2013, 2018), Guest Books (1969-1989), Orders of Service (1952-1990), Membership (1967), Historical (1909, 1964-1983), Organizations (1920-1979), Committees (1978-1980), Photographs (1922, 1950, 1960), and Press Clippings (1969-1988).

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Researchers may also consult the Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge fonds (UC024).

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Further accruals are expected.

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The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
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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