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Waterville United Church fonds
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0.54 m of textual records. - 8 photographs : 6 b&w, 2 col.
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Waterville United Church, initially of Congregational denomination, was organized in 1862 by Rev. Cyril Pearl. For eighteen years, services were held in the Easterly's schoolhouse, now the Easterly Anglican Church. A first wooden church was built in 1880. By 1883, this church had outlived its capacity and another church, a brick construction, was completed and dedicated. The Ladies' Aid Society was created to help the Trustees to liquidate the debt on the new parsonage. In 1911, the church was greatly damaged by fire, but it was restored for the 50th church anniversary. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, the Waterville Congregational Church joined the Union to form Waterville United Church. Waterville 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 Official Board and the Congregation in co-operation with organizations within the Church, such as the United Church Women and the Women's Missionary Society.
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The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, and the Church's women's organizations for Waterville United Church from 1861 to 2012. It consists mainly of minutes, annual reports, registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, rolls of members, church histories, and photographs. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1880-1950), Annual Reports (1947-1993, 1998, 2001, 2006-2012), Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (1862-1978), Orders of Service (1962, 1982), Membership (1861-1964), Historical (1883-1962, 1990), Organizations (1896-1992), and Photographs ([19-?], [192-?], 1988).
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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.
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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. A second accession was transferred to the Archives in 1996.
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