Fonds - Metropolitan Council of the United Church of Canada in the Lower Mainland fonds

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Metropolitan Council of the United Church of Canada in the Lower Mainland fonds

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  • 1969-1974 (Creation)
    Metropolitan Council of the United Church of Canada in the Lower Mainland

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8.3 m of textual records

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(1969 - 1974)

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The Metropolitan Council in the Lower Mainland was established in 1969 for the purpose of oversight, support and administration of rural and urban missions, institutional work, and social services in the lower mainland, in cooperation with the Conference, the four presbyteries concerned, and the national church, represented by the Board of Home Missions before 1972 and the Division of Mission in Canada thereafter. The Council had twenty-two members, ten of whom constituted the Board of Directors, and much of its work was carried out through three standing committees - Finance (with Property as a sub-committee), Programme, and Strategy. There were numerous ad hoc committees as well. In 1974 the Council was dissolved as an administrative entity, although it did continue to exist for legal purposes. Its staff was merged with that of the B.C. Conference; the responsibility for church property in the lower mainland was transferred to the new Property Development Committee, and James Chisolm, formerly Administrative Officer of the Council, became the first Conference Administrator.

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The fonds consists of subject files - correspondence, minutes, internal reports, memoranda and publications, including records of dealings with the Conference, Conference committees, divisions and officers, and the Board of Home Missions in Toronto; records of business related to specific church properties and missions in the lower mainland; and records of the Council's Home Placement Committee.

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-76

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