Fonds - Oak Avenue United Church (Surrey, BC) fonds

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Oak Avenue United Church (Surrey, BC) fonds

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  • 1955-2007 (Creation)
    Oak Avenue United Church (Surrey, BC)

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5.1 m of textual records
2254 photographs
5 architectural drawings

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The first worship service was held in the St. Helen’s Park, West Townline District of Surrey, on January 30, 1955, with assistance from Cloverdale United Church. The congregation worshipped in St. Helen’s Anglican Hall until they were able to complete a small Christian Education building on a newly acquired site at Oak Avenue, half a block west of Sandell Road, in October 1956. The congregation ended its relationship with Cloverdale and became a two-point charge with Sullivan Station United Church by July of 1958, with the Rev. Vernon E. McEachern as its first resident minister. After a year-long pledge campaign, a new church building was dedicated in June of 1959. Oak Avenue United Church, located at 127 – 102nd Ave. was the largest church in North Surrey to date when built. It disbanded in June 2007.

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Fonds consists of the following record series: Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1984-1996); Membership records (1983-2004); Board and committee records (1979-2007); Correspondence and subject files (1986-2006); Personnel records (1962-2001); Women’s group records (1955-1994); Men’s group records (1959); Financial records (1958-2001); Property records (1987-2007); Annual reports (1994-2007); Newsletters (1997-2001); Sunday school record book (1985-1999); Youth group records (1966-1998); Congregational scrapbooks (1955-2007); and Historical and reference material (1955-2001).

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Transferred directly from Oak Avenue United Church on June 29, 2007


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  • English

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Some restrictions apply; consult file list

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File list available. Online Finding Aid

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Created July 3, 2012
Revised June 20, 2016

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  • English

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