Fonds UC032 - Georgeville United Church fonds

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Georgeville United Church fonds

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CA ETRC UC032

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  • 1857-1991 (Creation)

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0,23 m of textual records. - 8 photographs.

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Georgeville United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized in 1859; a year later a first church was erected. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Georgeville Methodist Church decided to join the Union. The Georgeville United Church was part of the Georgeville, Fitch Bay, Tomifobia Pastoral Charge from 1945 to 1948; of the Magog-Georgeville Pastoral Charge from 1952 to 1972; and of the Ayer's Cliff-Magog Pastoral Charge since 1972. Georgeville United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and 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, and the Congregation.

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The fonds contains source material on the management and the congregation's affairs of Georgeville United Church from 1857 to 2008. It also provides information on the Georgeville, Fitch Bay, Tomifobia Pastoral Charge and the Georgeville-Magog Pastoral Charge. It consists mainly of minutes, account books, annual reports, orders of service, circuits registers, historical sketches, bibles and hymn books, photographs, and registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1887-1981), Buildings and Property (1904, 1936, 1959), Financial Resources (1933-1974), Annual Reports (1909, 1935-1975, 1996, 2007), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1859-1890), Orders of Service (1956-1959, 1981-1991), Membership (1870-1968), Historical (1859-1991), Bibles and Hymn Books (1857-1922), and Photographs ([188-?]-[195-?]).

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

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Associated materials

Researchers may also consult the Fitch Bay United Church fonds (UC034) and the St. Paul's United Church (Magog) fonds (UC006).

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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 and pastoral charges 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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