Fonds - Trinity United Church (Merritt, B.C.) fonds

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

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  • 1887-1997 (Creation)
    Trinity United Church (Merritt, B.C.)

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63.3 cm of textual records

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Both Methodists and Presbyterians began work in the Nicola Valley in 1875. The Presbyterian church in Nicola, later known as the Murray Church, was built in 1876. The Methodist church in Lower Nicola, later known as the Turner Church, was built in 1896. In 1910, both denominations built churches in the growing community of Merritt (St. Andrew's Presbyterian and Wesley Methodist). Both churches entered union, but they did not amalgamate until 1927, when Trinity United Church (Merritt, B.C.) was formed by joining the two Merritt Churches, Murray Church (Nicola), and Turner Church (Lower Nicola). The congregation decided to use the building of St. Andrew's United Church (Merritt). From 1979 until 1982, when Logan Lake became a separate charge, the pastoral charge was called Merritt-Logan Lake.

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Fonds consists of records from Nicola Valley Methodist Mission which includes Turner Methodist Church (Lower Nicola, B.C.), Wesley Methodist Church (Merritt, B.C.), St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Merrit, B.C.) and Trinity United Church (Merrit, B.C.). Records include Baptism registers (1883-1927), Marriage registers (1920-1984) and a Burial register (1884-1920); Circuit register (1884-1927) and Communion roll (1904-1933); Session minutes (1918-1977), Board of Managers/Stewards minutes (1914-1977), Official Board minutes (1891-1984), correspondence and reports (1930-1964), Trustees minutes (1930-1964), reports and correspondence (1921-1930), and cash book (1930-1957), Congregational Meetings minutes (1914-1978); Trustee and Property records (1883-1891); Woman's Association minutes (1950-1961), United Church Women Bethany Unit account book (1948-1968), Woman's Missionary Society minutes (1945-1957), and Women's World Day of Prayer Committee minutes (1936-1979); Sunday School account book (1934-1964); Young People's Society minutes (1936-1941) and account book (1936-1943) and Hi-C minutes (1961-1962); Account books (1923-1961), Financial statements (1937-1953), and Mission and Maintenance Fund cash book (1948-1969); and Annual reports (1956-1997).

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-199

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