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Thetford Mines United Church fonds
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CA ETRC UC066
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0.39 l.m. of textual records. - 1 photograph : col. - 19 architectural plans.
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Thetford Mines United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized in 1905. The services were first held in a schoolhouse. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational Churches, the Methodist Church at Thetford Mines decided to join the Union. From 1908 to 1957, the congregation used a repurposed railway station as its meeting place. In 1957, a first church building was erected. The Thetford Mines United Church was part of the Kinnear's Mills-Thetford Mines Pastoral Charge from 1950 to 1982 and since 1982 of the Kinnear's Mills-Inverness-Thetford Mines Pastoral Charge. Due to dwindling number, the congregation decided to put the building up for sale in 2015, still meeting instead at the local funeral home. Thetford Mines 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 Congregation.
Scope and content
The fonds contains primary source information on Church management and the congregation's affairs from 1905 to 2010. It also provides information on Kinnear's Mills-Thetford Mines Pastoral Charge and Reid's United Church. It consists mainly of minutes, financial statements, account books, correspondence, annual reports, a register of baptisms, marriages, and burials, historical sketches, a circuit register, and membership lists. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1923-2005), Buildings and Property (1957-1963, 1980-1981), Financial Resources (1931-2001), Banns/Marriage Certificates (1951-1963, 1990-1994), Annual Reports (1962, 1978, 1990-2006), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1905-1962), Orders of Service (1981), Funds (1976), Membership (1908-1992), Historical (1967, 1985-1987), Organizations ([193-?]-2010), Committees (1981-1987).
Immediate source of acquisition
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.
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The documents are in English, except two in French.
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The register of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.
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Further accruals are expected.
New material to the fonds was processed and described by Jazmine Aldrich, archival technician, in 2018 courtesy of funding received from Canadian Heritage.
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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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1 février, 2016