Fonds - Zion United Church (Armstrong, B.C.) fonds

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Zion United Church (Armstrong, B.C.) fonds

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  • 1888-1990 (Creation)
    Zion United Church (Armstrong, B.C.)

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1.15 m of textual records
17 architectural drawings

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Methodist Church services began in the Armstrong area as early as 1883. By 1891, the Shuswap and Okanagan Highway reached into the valley, and the population of the area grew, as did the Methodist church membership. An increase in church membership resulted in the building of the Armstrong Methodist church. The church was dedicated on December 11, 1892. The Armstrong Methodist congregation was originally part of the Spallumcheen Pastoral Charge which included Enderby, Landsdowne, Schuberts (or Round Prairie), Pleasant Valley, Vernon (then known as Priests' Valley), Mission and Grand Prairie. By 1896 the mission field of Spallumcheen was divided into two parts. Armstrong, Enderby and North as one point and the southern portion from Vernon southward, as the second point. In 1911 Armstrong Methodist Church became a separate charge. Presbyterian services in the Armstrong area date back to 1886. Services were originally held in the Armstrong Methodist church until the Zion Presbyterian Church was opened on January 5, 1902. The Methodist and Presbyterian congregations entered church union in 1925, with services being held in the former Presbyterian church building.

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Fonds consists of records from Zion United Church, Zion Presbyterian Church, Spallumcheen Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Enderby Presbyterian Church, Armstrong Methodist Church and Knob Hill Methodist Church. Records include Baptismal records (1912-1956), Baptismal stubs (1964-1980), Marriage registers (1919-1990), Burial records (1925-1989); Circuit register (1911-1925), Membership and Families list (1917-1935), Historic Roll (1888-1911), Communion Roll and Register (1911-1970) Elders Members List (1915-1918); Session minutes (1911-1990), List of Voters on Church Union (1925), Membership List for Elders (1950-1959), Official Board minutes (1917-1973), Church Council minutes (1973-1986), Trustee records (1902-1982), Congregational meeting minutes (1887-1964), Missionary Committee records (1912-1917), Building Committee minutes (1952-1960); Property and Insurance records (1977-1983), Property Tax exemption records (1989-1990), Zion United Church Hall plans (1960); Ladies' Aid Society minutes (1902-1925), Woman's Association records (1933-1949), Woman's Missionary Society records (1907-1949), United Church Women records (1956-1984); As One That Serves minutes (1947-1955); Sunday School records (1894-1952); Young People's Society minutes and accounts (1929-1948), Explorers minutes (1945-1946), Trail Rangers minutes (1921-1948); Choir journal (1943-1949), Junior Choir account book (1950-1959), Sunshine Mission Band records (1918-1934), Twinkling Stars Mission Band roll and minutes (1943-1949), Loyal Temperance Lodge minutes and roll (1915-1916); History and correspondence (1909-1969), Refugee family (1991-1993); Account book (1917-1959); Annual Reports (1893-1990).

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Records were presumably transferred directly from Zion United Church (Armstrong, B.C.)


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Box list available. Online Finding Aid

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BCAUL control number: UCCBC-328

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Revised January 28, 2015

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