Fonds - First United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) fonds

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First United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1925-2001 (Creation)
    First United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.)
    Port Alberni
  • 1909-1925 (Creation)
    First Methodist Church (Port Alberni, B.C.)

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1.26 m of textual records
3 photographs

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Biographical history

Methodist work began in Port Alberni in 1907 and in the following year, property was secured for a church building. The congregation continued to meet in a school house until the new church, First Methodist Church was built and opened in August, 1912. In 1925, First Methodist Church came into church union as First United Church and became part of Victoria Presbytery from 1925 to 1959. Since 1959, it has been within Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery. On December 9, 1962, a new church building was opened and dedicated. In June, 2001, First United Church and St. Andrew's United Church (Port Alberni, B.C.) became one pastoral charge known as Alberni Valley United Church. They maintained the two congregations until they were physically amalgamated in the former First United Church building in April, 2002.

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Fonds consists of the following record series: Baptism, marriage and burial records (1909-2001), Membership records (1910-2001), Board and committee records (1909-2001), Women's group records (1941-1992), Financial records (1967-1985), Annual reports (1956-1999), Guest registers (1962-1991), and Photographs ([193-?]-[1952?]).

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Records were transferred to Archives in 1992 by First United Church, and in 2005 and 2008 by Alberni Valley United Church.


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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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No further accruals expected

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-280

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised February 5, 2010
Revised September 8, 2016

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  • English

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