Fonds - First United Church (Prince Rupert, B.C.) fonds

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First United Church (Prince Rupert, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1909 - 1995 (Creation)
    First United Church (Prince Rupert, B.C.)
    Prince Rupert

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1.5 m of textual records

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Administrative history

Methodist work began in Prince Rupert in July, 1908. A small tent-roofed church was quickly erected, and services were begun. A larger church was built on a new site in 1911, and dedicated on March 3rd, 1912. In 1925, Prince Rupert Methodist Church entered church union, becoming First United Church. A majority of the Presbyterian Church congregation voted not to enter church union. In 1959, First United Church sponsored the development of “Friendship House”, a social centre and a residence for boys from First Nations villages who needed to come to Prince Rupert to attend high school.

The Rupert East United Church was built in January of 1926 and Rev. G.G. Hacker conducted the first service. Prior to this, Methodists had been active in the area for several years with a gymnasium and Sunday School. The Church was disbanded in 1934 but Sunday School care continued for several years afterwards.

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Fonds consists of records from Prince Rupert Methodist Church, First United Church (Prince Rupert, B.C.) and Rupert East United Church. Records include Baptism registers (1909-1995), Marriage registers (1909-1987), and Burial registers (1910-1984); Membership records (1910-1988); Board and committee records (1908-1987); Women's group records (1926-1942); Men's group records (1912-1914); Sunday School records (1909-1928); Youth group records (1952-1958); Records of other groups (1917-1940); and Annual reports (1942-1991).

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  • English

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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Records were transferred to Archives in 1975. Subsequent accruals occurred in 1996 and 2009.

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Records of Rupert East United Church were integrated within the First United Church records

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-303

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Created January 8, 2010

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  • English

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