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Edwin Searcy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-2015

Fonds consists of records relating to Ed Searcy’s work in pastoral ministry, his studies, his teaching and writing, and his work in the wider church. Fonds comprises the following record series: Sermons (1974-2008); Lectures and addresses (2000-2007); Leadership-related records ([1991]-2003); Publications and manuscripts (1989-2015); Student papers (1974-2002); Audiovisual recordings (2001-2015); and Significant documents (1976-2015).

Searcy, Edwin

Vancouver Japanese United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2017

Fonds consist of records from the Powell Street Methodist/United Church, and postwar Vancouver Japanese United Church; as well as 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?]-2004).

The English-Speaking Congregation sous-fonds includes: Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1970-2008); Membership records (1959-2016); Board and Committee records (1955-2017); Congregational correspondence (1969-1976); Annual reports (1971-2016); Bulletins and newsletters (1954-2009); Church history (1936-2013); Women's group records (1989-1999); Records of other groups (1952-1970); and Photographs (1905-2006).

Vancouver Japanese United Church

Dorothy Yamamoto fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1979-1991

Fonds consists of a single series: Photographs (1979-1991). Records relate to the activities of the Vancouver Japanese United Church English-Speaking Congregation.

Yamamoto, Dorothy

Chizu Uchida fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-2010

Fonds consists of two record series: Photographs (1922-2010) and Kyogikai records (1975-1990).

Uchida, Chizu

Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives Reference collection

  • Collection
  • 1938

Collection was developed by the Rev. John Goodfellow, an amateur church historian who also served on the BC Conference Archives and Historical Committee from 1925 to 1950. He collected information from various sources about the early history of the United Church and its founding partners (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches) in British Columbia. Collection consists of the following series: Biographical files; Congregational files; Subject files; and Photographs.

United Church of Canada. Pacific Mountain Region. Archives

Joan Imai fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979

Fonds consists of a single series: Photographs (1969-1979). Records relate to the activities of the Vancouver Japanese United Church English-Speaking Congregation.

Imai, Joan

Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-2005

Fonds consists of records from Skeena River Methodist Circuit which includes Terrace, Kitsegucla, Kitselas and Cedarvale, Knox Presbyterian Church (Terrace, B.C.), and Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.). Records include Baptism registers (1920-1993), marriage registers (including civil) (1921-1988), and burial registers (1921-1972); Board and committee records (1913-1989); Property and legal records (1981-1988); Women's group records (1932-2005); Sunday school records (1954-1972); Youth group records (1954-1957); Records of other congregational groups (1954-[198-?]); Ecumenical group records (1970-1982); Congregational financial records (1965-1976); Annual reports (1956-1992); Newsletters (1972-1991); and Photographs (1912-1992).

Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.)

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

Alert Bay United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1964

Fonds consists of Baptism, Marriage and Burial records (1938); Membership records (1915-1955); Managers minutes (1915-1918), Stewards minutes (1931-1936), Official Board minutes (1929-1956), Congregational Meetings minutes (1929-1956), and Trustees minutes (1929-1957); Woman's Association minutes (1940-1959), Ladies Aid/Woman's Association financial records (1914-1942); Congregational financial records (1921-1952); and Annual reports (1956-1960, 1964).

Alert Bay United Church

Methodist Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Conference Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1923

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Advisory Committee of the Japanese Mission, later called the Oriental Mission, 1908-1923; minutes of the Victoria District meetings, 1904-1911; and minutes of the Westminster District meetings, 1905-1923.

Methodist Church of Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Conference Branch

Presbyterian Woman's Missionary Society, British Columbia Synod Branch fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1926

The fonds consists of the following record series: Minutes of Synod Branch meetings (1914-1926); Minutes and other records of presbyterial branches, including Victoria, Westminster and Kamloops (1906-1926); and Presbyterial accounts (1912-1926).

Presbyterian Church in Canada. Woman's Missionary Society. British Columbia Synod Branch

Alexander Henry Cameron fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1928

The fonds consists of the following record series: Diaries (1886-1887, 1891, 1902-1928); Sermons (1877-1912); Scrapbooks (1878-[1899?]); and Notebooks (1877).

Cameron, Alexander Henry

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

Metropolitan United Church (Victoria, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1997

Fonds consists of the records of Metropolitan United Church and its predecessors, Pandora Street Methodist Church and Metropolitan Methodist Church. Records include Baptism registers (1859-1996), Burial records (1884-1997), Marriage records (church) (1868-1950), and Marriage records (civil) (1906-1996); Board and committee records (1991); Annual reports (1957-1996); and Newsletters (1990-1992).

Metropolitan United Church (Victoria, B.C.)

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.)

Tsawwassen United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1982-2000

Fonds consists of Board and committee records (1983-2000); Annual reports (1982-2000); and Newsletters (1990-1997).

Tsawwassen United Church (Delta, B.C.)

West Vancouver United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-2008

Fonds consists of records of West Vancouver United Church and its predecessor, West Vancouver Union Church. Records include Unofficial Session minutes (1969), Board of Managers correspondence and building records (1919-1928), Official Board minutes (1915-1918), Unofficial Board minutes (1971-1972), Ministry and Personnel Committee plan (2000), Music Committee minutes and correspondence (1957-1958), Organ Committee feasability study (1990-1991); Women's Federation minutes (1959-1961), Women's Federation Coordinating Committee minutes and reports (1959), Women's Federation/Woman's Association Financial records (1956-1961), Woman's Association minutes (1940-1959) and financial records (1929-1955), Women's Missionary Society minutes (1948-1959) and membership records (1949-1958), Women's Missionary Society Anne Copithorne Auxiliary minutes (1950-1955) and financial records (1945-1961), United Church Women Annual reports (1981-2008); "The Founding of West Vancouver United Church, 1908-1919" by Maria J. Brown (church history) (1969), "Steps Toward Union: West Vancouver United Church," by Dianne Whidden (church history) (1972), Memorabilia articles by Rupert Harrison (1972), Historical news clippings (1920-1980), Historical notes (1917-1985); Homosexual ordination correspondence and reports (1988), Memorial Gifts lists (1963-1978), Pim Bequest correspondence (1985); Annual reports (1921-2000); Newsletters (1981-2000); Architectural plans (1958, 1963); Favourite recipes (1955), Photo Directories (1981, 1985, 1989).

West Vancouver United Church

Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1993

Fonds consists of records from Mary Street Methodist Church, Queen's Avenue Methodist Church, Queen's Avenue United Church, Wesleyan Methodist Church, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal records (1859-1981), Marriage records (1859-1987), Burial records (1901-1987); Membership records (1883-1989); Session minutes (1925-1936), Stewards minutes (1902-1968), Official Board minutes (1898-1989), Unofficial Board minutes (1954-1958), Trustees minutes (1899-1948), Congregational Meetings minutes, (1925-1989), Official Board Committees minutes (1989); Ladies' Aid records (1887-1942), Woman's Association records (1919-1964), Woman's Missionary Society records (1890-1961), United Church Women records (1961-1990), As One That Serves minutes (1927-1934), Sunday School records (1898-1958); Young People's Union Records (1939-1955); Worship Service Bulletins (1954-1993); Cash Book (1880-1934); Annual Reports (1952-1984).

Queen's Avenue United Church (New Westminster, B.C.)

Trinity United Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1997

Fonds consists of records from the Methodist Church in Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.), Keary Street United Church (New Westminster, B.C.) and Trinity United Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.). Records include Baptismal registers (1898-1970), Marriage registers (1898-1967), Burial registers (1898-1954); Membership records (1912-1925); Joint Official Board minutes (1931-1951), Joint Congregational meetings minutes (1931-1951), Session minutes (1912-1925), Board of managers minutes (1904-1925), Stewards minutes (1927-1965), Official Board minutes (1951-1962), Congregational meeting minutes (1904-1962); Women's Association Afternoon Group minutes (1941-1961), Women's Association/United Church Women guest book (1953-1971), Women's Missionary Society minutes (1942-1949); Annual Reports (1993-1996); and Newsletters (1997).

Trinity United Church (Port Coquitlam, B.C.)

Pentiction United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1988

Fonds consists of records from Pentiction United Church and its predecessors, Trinity Methodist Church and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptismal registers (1907-1970), Marriage registers (1907-1985), Burial registers (1907-1983); Circuit register (1909-1926), Historic roll (1929-1966), Communion roll (1906-1922); Session minutes (1909-1970), Board of Managers minutes (1917-1928), Stewards minutes (1917-1970), Official Board minutes (1907-1968), Congregational meetings minutes (1918-1927), Finance Committee minutes (1914-1921); Constitution and by-laws (1988); Building Fund account and pledge book (1949); Ladies' Aid records (1915-1927), Woman's Association minutes (1934-1943), Junior Woman's Association minutes (1927-1937), Woman's Missionary Society records (1911-1940), Women's Federation records (1946-1961); Teachers' meetings minutes (1926-1952); Treasurer's record book (1935-1950); and Annual reports (1951-1997).

Penticton United Church

Crescent United Church (Surrey, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2010

Fonds consists of a Baptism register (1949-1999), Marriage registers (1953-1986), and a Burial register (1952-1983); Historic roll (1951-1960) and a Communion roll and register (1938-1968); Session minutes (1945-1974), Board of Managers/Stewards minutes and records (1920-1959), Official Board minutes (1925-1975), Church Board and Executive Council minutes (1975-1988), Church Council minutes (1998-2009), Trustees minutes (1944-1954), Congregational Meetings minutes (1920-2010), Outreach Committee minutes and correspondence (1982-1984), Building Committee minutes (1946-1949), Finance Committee reports and statements (1856-1978), and Administrative plans (1975-1988); Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1947-1951), Women's Federation/United Church Women minutes (1958-1962), United Church Women minutes (1962-1972), U.C.W. Executive minutes (1970-1982), U.C.W. Annual meetings minutes (1970-1983), U.C.W. Sea Cliff Unit minutes/Woman's Association Sea Cliff Circle minutes (1959-1964), U.C.W. Beach Unit minutes/W.A. Beach Circle minutes (1959-1984), U.C.W. Marine Unit/W.A. Marine Circle minutes (1959-1984) and U.C.W. Skyline Unit minutes (1976-1989); Sunday School cash book (1957-1976); Historical documents (1920-1980); Treasurer's Account book (1932-1967) and Missionary and Maintenance Fund Accounts (1933-1947); Property records (1933, 1938); Annual reports (1958-1995); "Courier" (newsletters) (1982-1996); and Congregational Directories (1981-1988).

Crescent United Church (Surrey, B.C.)

Colebrook United Church (Surrey, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1946-2018

Fonds consists of records from Colebrook United Church as well as Strawberry Hill Pastoral Charge, whose records passed to the custody of Colebrook. Records include Marriage registers (1963-1989); Membership records (1949-1975); Session minutes (1949-1977), Stewards minutes (1947-1977) and correspondence (1958-1967), Official Board minutes (1951-1976), Church Council and Executive minutes (1973-2018), Congregational Meetings minutes (1946-2018), Worship Committee minutes (1977-1982), and Outreach Committee minutes (1977-1988); Woman's Association minutes (1946-1955); Sunday School Teachers meetings minutes (1969-1970); Choir records (1948); Financial records (1969-2000); and Annual Reports (1993-2000).

Colebrook United Church (Surrey, B.C.)

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