Fonds UC004 - Plymouth-Trinity United Church (Sherbrooke) fonds

Photograph of a play for Christmas Photograph of the outside of the Plymouth-Trinity United Church Memorial plaque, Howard Miller Photograph of the inside of the Plymouth-Trinity United Church Photograph of the stained glass of Plymouth-Trinity United Church Photograph of the outside of the Plymouth-Trinity United Church

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Plymouth-Trinity United Church (Sherbrooke) fonds

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2.44 m of textual records. - 119 photographs. - 6 maps. - 3 videos. - 2 engravings. - 8 audio tape cassettes. - 11 architectural drawings. - 1 postcard.

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The Plymouth-Trinity United Church in Sherbrooke was established in 1971 through the amalgamation of Plymouth United Church and Trinity United Church. Prior to its formation, these churches functioned as separate entities. Plymouth-Trinity United Church is governed in a manner in keeping with the United Church of Canada Manual even though it adapted the organizational structure to its needs in 1975. Since then, the Church is governed by a Church Council and four commissions which act in an advisory and executive capacity. The commissions are: Worship and Pastoral Oversight, Finance and Stewardship, Property and Maintenance, and Education and Outreach. These duties were once the responsibility of various church boards (Board of Trustees, Official Board, Joint Board, Session, Board of Stewards, Congregation) and committees. Societies and organizations for children, women and men have also been formed. Plymouth-Trinity United Church is part of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal\Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.

Custodial history

The archives of Plymouth-Trinity United Church were transferred to the Montreal\Ottawa Conference Archives located at Bishop's University in many accessions between 1989 and 1991. In 1993, the Eastern Townships Research Centre took over the management of the archives of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery and its local churches. In 1994, Plymouth-Trinity United Church transferred more material to the archives.

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The fonds contains source material on the amalgamation of Plymouth United Church and Trinity United Church in 1971, on the management of the church, on the congregation affairs, and on the activities of its organizations and societies for the Plymouth-Trinity United Church in Sherbrooke from 1933 to 2022. It consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial statements, plans, register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, membership lists, press clippings, church histories, photographs and video tapes. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1933-2017), Buildings and Property (1971-1989, 1995-2001), Financial (1971-1990, 2010), Annual Reports (1972-2018, 2020-2022), Guest Books (1975), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1965-1987), Bulletins (1972-2015), Sermons (1975-1976, 1984, 1988), Membership (1972-1987), Historical (1985, 2009-2015, 2022), Newsletters (1971-2020), Organizations (1971-1994, 2015), Committees (1971-2019), Prints, Paintings, Drawings (1986), Sound Recordings and Moving Images (1985-1991), Photographs (1897-[198-?]), and Miscellaneous (1987-1989).

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  • English
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Most of the documents are in English, some in French.

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

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Researchers may also consult the UC001 Plymouth United Church (Sherbrooke) fonds (UC001) and more specifically the Congregational Meetings subseries (UC001/001.07b), which contains the minutes of a 1972 meeting of the Plymouth-Trinity Official Board and Trinity United Church (Sherbrooke) fonds (UC002).


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The records were identified as 10\SHR in Guide to the Local Church Records. Montreal\Ottawa Conference, United Church of Canada, 1986, p.1001-1010.
Included amoung the photographs are 36 negatives, 1 slide and 1 stereograph card.
The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The records of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, Montreal\Ottawa Conference Archivist.
New material was added and processed by Audrey Lagacé, archives intern, in 2021

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1 février, 2016

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