Fonds - Salt Spring Island United Church (Pastoral Charge) fonds

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Salt Spring Island United Church (Pastoral Charge) fonds

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  • 1899-2003 (Creation)
    Salt Spring Island United Church (Pastoral Charge)

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1.05 m of textual records

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Currently, Saltspring Island United Church Pastoral Charge consists of only one appointment, Ganges United Church. The history of the charge, however, includes a wider scope of activity that originated with the Methodist Church in the 1860s. From the 1860s until 1899 when Saltspring Island became a separate circuit, the Island was part of Nanaimo, Maple Bay, and Cowichan-Saltpring circuits. In 1925, the Saltspring Island Circuit became part of the United Church, and has since that time constituted a Pastoral Charge in Victoria Presbytery. The Saltspring Circuit and Pastoral Charge included various congregations and preaching points throughout its history. A church was first built at Burgoyne Bay in 1887 to serve the entire Protestant population, although under Methodist administration. In 1905, a second church was constructed at Vesuvius. It was relocated to Ganges in 1926, which has since been the centre of the charge. The Burgoyne United Church congregation is no longer listed as an appointment after 1980, although the building still stands.

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Fonds consists of Baptismal registers (1899-2002), Marriage registers (church and civil) (1901-2002) and Burial register (1899-2002); Historic roll (1975-1993) and Communion rolls (1926-1974); Session minutes (1940-1989), Stewards minutes (1926-1985) and Treasurer's Manual (1983), Finance Committee minutes (1989-1992), Official Board minutes (includes Quarterly and Unified Boards) (1899-2000), Congregational Meetings minutes (1926-1996), Worship Committee minutes (1989-1995), Christian Education/Development Committee minutes and reports (1989-1995), Pastoral Care Committee minutes (1981-2001), Joint Pastoral Relations Committee (1998), Ministry and Personnel Committee minutes and correspondence (1987-1999); Ladies Aid records (1927-1932), Woman's Association minutes (1948-1956), W.A. Mizpah Circle minutes (1957-1962), W.A. Evening Circle minutes (1960-1962), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1950-1956), United Church Women minutes (1963-1972), and petty cash book (1967-1968), U.C.W. Burgoyne Unit minutes (1960-2003), U.C.W. Mizpah Unit minutes (1962-1995) and correspondence (1979-1983), and U.C.W. Noralight Unit records (1962-1970); Explorers Expedition book (1971-1973); Revitalization Program records (1987-1988); Worship Service Bulletins (1989-1991); Congregational financial records (1946-1990); Annual reports (1966-1999); and "The Messenger" (newsletters) (1988-1996).

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Records were transferred directly from Salt Spring Island United Church


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Box list available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-159

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United Church of Canada British Columbia Conference Archives

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Revised March 10, 2014

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  • English

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