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Takashi Komiyama fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1959

Fonds consists of three record series: Church-related records (1938-1946); Reference materials (1942-1963); and Community advisor records (1944). Record types include reports, lectures, clippings, and memorabilia, primarily concerning the treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Komiyama, Takashi

Douglas H. Telfer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1952

Fonds consists of two record series: Correspondence (1932-1952) and Sermons and Lectures (1938-1951).

Telfer, Douglas H.

Lydia Gruchy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Family correspondence and other materials (1892-1995); Publications and manuscripts (1915-2000); Audio and video recordings (1985-1992); Florence Gruchy photographs (1933-1960); Lydia Gruchy family photographs (1917-1953).

Gruchy, Lydia

Fair Haven Homes Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2016

Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1946-2015); Board and committee correspondence and reports (1947-1960); Fair Haven Auxiliary records (1962-2009); Communications and marketing materials (1944-2007); Annual reports (1949-2016); Historical reference materials (1945-2009); and Photographs (1992-2011).

Fair Haven Homes Society

St. James United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1992

Fonds consists of records from St James United Church and Kitsilano Union. Records include Baptismal records (1913-1991), Marriage records (1920-1982), Burial records (1965-1992); Membership records (1920-1991); Session minutes (1920-1937, 1939-1960, 1977-1987), Stewards minutes (1938-1977), Board of Mangers minutes (1912-1930, 1971-1992), Official Board minutes (1931-1968), Congregational Meeting minutes (1930-1956), Building Committee account book (1954-1957), Education Committee minutes (1971-1981); Board of Trustees minutes (1962-1978); Worship Committee minutes (1978-1987); Sunday School minutes (1959-1970); Women's group records (1953-1976); Young People's Society minutes (1933-1935), Young People's Union minutes (1944-1945), Youth Hostel correspondence (1974), Youth Workers correspondence (1972-1974); Adult Day Care correspondence and reports (1974); Financial Records (1946-1959, 1991-1992); Property records (1980); Photo directories (1986, 1990); Annual reports (1954-1988); and Records of special events (1967, 1988).

St. James United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1996

Fonds consists of records from South Hill United Church, and St. George United Church. Records include Baptismal records (1952-1996), Marriage records (1968-1996), Burial records (1972-1996); Communion rolls (1969-1991), Membership list (1978); Stewards minutes (1963-1973), Official Board minutes (1967-1992), Congregational meetings minutes (1967-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1958-1970), Finance and Property Committee minutes (1973-1975); United Church Women minutes (1967-1981), United Church Women ledger (1970-1975); Worship Bulletins (1972-1981); Ledgers (1970-1977); Annual reports (1969-1996); South Hill Newsletter (1988-1995), unprocessed photographs and sound and moving images.

South Hill United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Chinese United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1993

Fonds consist of records from the Chinese Unite Church, Vancouver, B.C. Records include: Baptism, marriage and burial records (1921-1983); Membership records (1954-1976); Board and Committee records (1918-1988); Sunday School records (1948-1960); Youth Group records (1963-1966); Correspondence/Subject files (1936-1980); Church history (1888-1981); Congregational financial records (1906-1939); Annual reports (1955-1985); and Photographs (1906-1993).

Chinese United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Yoshinosuke Yoshioka fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1939

The photograph collection documents Yoshioka’s transition to Canada and his life as a minister serving in the Japanese community. The majority of the collection dates from the earlier 1920s, his early days in Canada; photographs capture the life of the Japanese church community in and around Steveston and Powell Street. Fonds also includes photographs of the Yoshioka family and Rev. [Robert?] Wilkinson and his family, taken at Shizuoka, Japan, around 1917.

Yoshioka, Yoshinosuke

Reginald A. Redman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1929-1983

Fonds consists of a single record series: Sermons (1931-1983). Sermon content reveals Redman's theology and political ideology, sometimes in response to social and religious movements over the course of more than 50 years.

Redman, Reginald A.

Joanne Black fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-2010

Fonds consists of two record series: Sermons (1984-2010) and Special services (1991-2005).

Black, Joanne

Wesley United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1933

Fonds consists of Baptismal register (1911-1932), Marriage registers (1903-1933), Burial register (1911-1932); Circuit register (1886-1901), Membership certificates (1909-1912); Official Board minutes (1875-1930), Trustee minutes (1888-1930); Ladies Aid minutes (1916-1923), Woman's Association records (1917-1927), Women's Missionary Society minutes (1890-1899, 1911-1921); Sunday School records (1886-1894, 1899-1924); Young Peoples Fellowship (1926-1932).

Wesley United Church (Vancouver, BC)

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-2018

Fonds consists of records from St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Wesley Methodist Church. Records include Baptisms, Marriage and Burial registers (1914-2018); Membership records (1925-1996); Board and Committee records (1926-2014); Women's group records (1927-2006); Youth group records (1932-1983); Records of other groups (1954-2004); Special program records (1955-2014); Sermons (2005-2009); Correspondence/subject files (1929-2003); Worship service bulletins (1925-2005); Financial and property records (1906-2003); Annual reports (1953-2010); Communications (1955-2014); Architectural records (1958-1961); Reference material (1904-2008); General publications (1913-1993); Photographs (1916-1993); Sound and moving images (1975); and Guest registers (1920-1939).

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Vancouver Japanese United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2016

Fonds consist of records from the Japanese Methodist/United Church, Powell St., Fairview, Steveston, and New Westminster Japanese Churches, and the English-speaking Congregation sous-fonds. Records include: Baptism, marriage and burial records (1896-1942); Membership records (1896-1942); Board and Committee records (1918-1942); Sunday School records (1932-1941); Youth Group records ([before 1942]-1942); Special Program records (1922-1942); Correspondence/Subject files ([before 1942]-1968); Annual reports (1929-1941); Newsletters (1928-1941); and Photographs ([1897?]-1950).

The English-speaking Congregation sous-fonds includes: Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1970-2008); Membership records (1959-2016); Board and Committee records (1978-2011); Annual reports (1971-2014); Bulletins and newsletters (1978-2009); Church history (1936-2013); Tuesday Ladies Group records (1989-1999); and Photographs (1905-2006).

Vancouver Japanese United Church

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-2006

Fonds consists of records from Renfrew United Church, River Avenue Methodist Circuit, Wilson Heights Methodist Church, Dundonald United Church, Highland Park United Church and Secord United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1913-2006), Marriage registers (1921-2004), Burial registers (1921-1968), Burial permits (1946-1971); Membership records (1930-2004); Board and committee records (1911-2005); Legal/property records (1957-1989); Women's group records (1945-1974); Sunday school records (1959-1974); Youth group records (1967-1968); Correspondence/subject files (1958-2006); Congregational financial records (1928-1968); Annual reports (1951-2005); Newsletters (1970-1978); and Photographs (1940-2006).

Renfrew United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Collingwood United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1925

Fonds consists of records from Collingwood Methodist Church and Collingwood United Church. Record series include: Baptismal records (1910-1978), Marriage records (1920-1926), Burial records (1912-1987); Board and committee records (1911-1997); Records of other groups (1918-1970); Congregational financial records (1911-1998); Membership records (1910-1960); Women’s group records (1941-1995).

Collingwood Methodist Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Zion United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890-1958

Fonds consists of Baptismal register (1890-1958), Marriage Register (1900-1958), and Burial Register (1949-1957); Board and committee records (1890-1898); and Membership rolls (ca. 1920-1950).

Zion United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

St. Stephen's United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-2000

Fonds consists of the following record series: Board and committee minutes (1958-1997); Women’s group records (1958-1997); Building and property records (1964); Church histories (1974, 1998); Annual reports (1958-1997); Statistical reports (1966-1994); Worship service bulletins (1996-1997); Church histories (1974, 1998); Directories (1981-2000); and Congregational financial records (1971-1976).

St. Stephen's United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

St. Andrew's United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1925

Fonds consists of records relating primarily to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, but also relating to successor congregations St. Andrew's United Church (1925-1927), and St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church (1927-1947). Fonds includes the following record series: Baptism, marriage and burial records (1889-1947); Membership records (1897-1903, 1927-1931); Board and committee records (1888-1930) Women's group records (1887-1932); Sunday school records (1888-1939); Youth group records (1912-1919); Annual reports (1891-1929); and Newsletters (1865-1871).

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

St. Giles United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1998

Fonds consists of records from Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church and St. Giles United Church. Records include Baptismal registers (1892-1996), Burial registers (1947-1996) and Marriage registers (civil) (1920-1996); Communion rolls (1892-1962), Communion registers (1963-1996), Historic Rolls (1947-1996), List of Families (1914-1919) and Members and Adherents Lists (Mailing Lists) (1965-1990); Joint Session, Board of Managers, Finance and Building Committees minutes (1909-11), Session minutes and Elder's Visiting Lists (1892-1925), Board of Managers/Stewards records (1893-1962), Official Board and Executive Council minutes (1938-1996), Trustees records(1948-1965), Church Hall Bills (1956) and Sale of Manse records (1986-1987), Specification of General Work for Sunday School Hall (1955), Congregational Meetings minutes (1893-1996), Christian Education Committee records (1957-1979), Christian Education Committee Family Day Program records (1962-1968), Membership Committee records (1966-1979), Finance and Property Committee records (1962-1987), Finance Committee Envelope Lists (1964-1983), Finance and Property House Committee records (1958-1975), Finance and Property Manse Committee records (1974-1988), Finance and Property Program Committee records (1970-1973), Building Fund Committee minutes (1904), Building Committee minutes (1909-1911), Pastoral Care Committee records (1962-1980), Personnel Committee records (1977-1984), Stewardship Committee correspondence (1970-1980), Mission and Service records (1963-1980), Worship Committee records (1961-1989) and Archives records (1963-1980); Legal/Property records (1948); Woman's Guild minutes (1904-1926), Woman's Auxiliary/Guild Directory (1905), Woman's Association records (1936-1962), W.A. Alpha Circle records (1950-1961), Woman's Foreign Missionary Society minutes (1900-1914), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1914-1961), Woman's Home Missionary Society cash books (1905-1946), "History of St. Giles United Church Woman's Missionary Society" (church history) (1931, 1962), Woman's Missionary Society Alice Mitchell Auxiliary records (1919-1959), W.M.S. Supply Secretary records (1921-1938), W.M.S. Mary Corbett Evening Auxiliary records (1945-1962), United Church Women records (1962-1990), U.C.W. Child Adoption records (Christian Children's Fund) (1973-1983), U.C.W. Awalah Unit minutes (1965-1973), U.C.W. Harmony Unit minutes (1962-1968), U.C.W. Omega Unit records (1961-1982), U.C.W. Onward Unit records (1968-1982) and U.C.W. Trillium Unit minutes (1983-1989); As One That Serves (A.O.T.S.) records (1959-1981); Sunday School Teacher's Meetings records (1914-1981), Sunday School records (1939-1944); Young People's Society for Christian Endeavour minutes (1906-1912), Christian Endeavour Prayer Meeting Attendance Record (1903-1908), Young People's Union records (1940-1964), Kairos Song Book (1966) and Membership list (1974), Hi-C records (1961-1976), Canadian Girls in Training records (1962-1976), Cubs and Scouts records (1974-1977), Guides and Brownies records (1969-1976), Explorers membership lists (1967-1977) and Messengers records (1963-1974); Choir records (1941-1979), Couples Club minutes (1952-1980) and Pre-School Centre Group records (1962-1986); Vitalization Program records (1986-1988); Sermons of Rev. Dal McCrindle (1991-1995); Worship service bulletins (1949-1995); "Golden Jubilee: 1892-1942, St. Giles United Church" (chuch history) (1942), "St. Giles United Church, Celebrating 100 Years" (church history) (1992) and Fiftieth Anniversary records (1941-1942); Congregational financial records (1946-1956); Annual reports (1922-1996); Photographs, slides and artwork (no date); Newsletters (1985-1996); Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Monthly Vol. 1-3 (1913); Visitor's registers (1910-1986); and the Jean and Frank Crawford Collection (1958-1998).

St. Giles United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Susan Lindenberger fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-1996

Susan Lindenberger was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and came to Vancouver in 1974. Prior to immigrating to Canada, she worked in campus ministry and as Education Director within the Presbyterian Church. Lindenberger served as Staff Associate at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver (1976-1980); St. Andrew's United Church, North Vancouver (1985-1988); and Dunbar Heights United Church, Vancouver (1988-1994). She also worked on many significant committees and working groups over a 25-year period, including: the BC Conference Children's Section, the National Committee for Theological Education for Ministry, BC Conference Interview Board, National Division of Mission in Canada, BC Conference Women in Ministry Committee, and BC Conference Task Force on Native Residential Schools. She served as President of BC Conference from 2002 to 2003. Lindenberger has also been a sessional lecturer and workshop leader at the Vancouver School of Theology in the areas of Christian Education, Biblical archaeology, pastoral liturgy, inclusive language, and intergenerational worship.

Lindenberger, Susan

Dunbar Heights United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-2013

Fonds consists of records from Dunbar Heights Union Church and Dunbar Heights United Church. Records include Baptismal register (1925-1961), Marriage registers (1925-1988), Burial permits (1948-1956), Burial registers (1957-1979); Communion Rolls (1923-1978), Communion Roll appendix (1939-1942), List of Members Received (1930-1939), Historic Rolls (1979-2013); Session minutes (1922-1990), Session minutes (unofficial) (1975-1989), Session correspondence and reports (1925-1989), Session reports (1925-1939), Session Elders District lists (1989-1990), Session Christian Initiation Study material (1979-1983), Stewards minutes (1926-1977), Stewards correspondence and reports (1925-1977), Official Board minutes (1926-1992), Official Board correspondence and reports (1958-1992), Trustees Fire Insurance records (1980-1982), Trustees Engineering report (1981), Trustees Building repairs (1980-1982), Trustees Building repair blueprints (1981), Congregational meetings minutes (1922-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1962-1992), Christian Education Committee correspondence (1960-1992), and reports (1961-1992), and program records (1963-1971), Worship and Music Committee minutes (1981-1989), Worship and Music Committee correspondence (1981-1988), and reports (1981-1985), Building Committee minutes and correspondence (1949-1951), Outreach Committee minutes (1976-1983), Library Committee (1972-1973); Ladies Auxiliary cash book (1927-1938), Woman's Association records (1930-1968), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1945-1961), Woman's Association/Woman's Missionary Society/United Church Women historical memorabilia and reports (1923-1968), United Church Women records (1962-1987); As One That Serves minutes (1927-1963), As One That Serves correspondence and reports (1953-1966), As One That Serves programs and reports (1958-1963), and cash books (1936-1963); Sunday School minutes (1924-1938), Sunday School minutes and reports (1975-1981), Sunday School attendance record (1959-1973), Sunday School correspondence and reports (1967-1968), Sunday School survey (c.1935); Couples Club (1975-1983), Analysis of Dunbar Heights United Church attendance (1981-1982), Acknowledgement letters (Glen Baker) (1976-1983), Memorial Organ (1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1958); "Our Yesterdays, 1914-1968" (church history), historical memorbilia (1975, 1981), "Book of Remembrance" and committee minutes (1964-1965); Building and property records (1950-1959); Annual reports (1930-1997), Annual financial statements (1925-1952); Newsletters (1970-1997); unprocessed photographs and 35 mm slides; unprocessed oral history tapes and records.

Dunbar Heights Union Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

Trinity United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2008

Fonds consists of Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1982-2005); Membership records (1993); Board and committee records (1991-2003); Property and legal documents (1959-2008); Construction project records (1993-2005); Correspondence and subject files (1989-1994); Financial records (1986-2006); Annual reports (1992-1996); Historical reference material (1987-1997); and Photographs (1999).

Burrows family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-2010

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Bob and Joan Burrows and of Joan’s parents, the Rev. Frank and Marguerite Fidler. Includes the following series: Frank and Marguerite Fidler correspondence and other material (1923-1995); Frank and Marguerite Fidler photographs (1928-1974); Bob Burrows research material and interviews (1962-2010); Joan Fidler Burrows church leadership and committee materials (1960-1984); Burrows family memorabilia (1961-1987); Burrows family photographs (1991); and Bob Burrows audio recordings (1961-1967).

Burrows family

Kitsilano United Church (Vancouver, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1992

Fonds consists of records from Kitsilano United Church , Crosby United Church, St. Stephen's United Church, Kitsilano Congregational Church, Kitsilano Methodist Church and Kitsilano Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal registers (1914-1990), Marriage registers (1913-1986), Burial registers (1940-1992); Membership records (1907-1976); Session minutes (1916-1964), Board of Manager minutes (1907-1941), Official Board minutes (1941-1982), Council minutes (1973-1992), Trustees minutes (1909-1991), Congregational meetings minutes (1907-1952, 1983-1992), Christian Education Committee minutes (1968-1974), Kitsilano/St. James Amalgamation Committee minutes (1989-1992), Building Committee minutes (1910-1911); Correspondence (1910-1977); Woman's Guild minutes (1918-1922), Woman's Association minutes (1942-1961), Woman's Association financial records (1945-1952), Woman's Missionary Society records (1911-1961), United Church Women minutes (1962-1986); As One That Serves minutes (1948-1955), A.O.T.S. executive minutes (1955-1969); Sunday School records (1909-1985); Youth group records (1920-1965); Choir minutes (1911-1932); Congregational financial records (1924-1958); Property and legal records (1959-1991); Crosby United Church of Canada (scrapbooks) (1950); Historical reference material (1947-1991); Annual reports (1950-1991); Photographs (1959-1970); and Sound recordings (1959).

Kitsilano United Church (Vancouver, B.C.)

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