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Current River United Church fonds
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1949 -1994 (Creation)
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Current River United Church has existed in the Northwestern Ontario community of Current River, located northeast of Port Arthur in Thunder Bay, since 1954. It originated when Gladys Ansell, a deaconess from Wesley United Church, Fort William, was directed to spend a day a week in the Current River area to investigate the need for establishing church work there in 1949. Permission was received for the establishment of a Sunday school in October of 1949, and classes were soon held in the Current River School Auditorium. A congregation was established in November of 1949 with the Rev. J.E. Scarfe from nearby Knox United Church giving advice and assistance to the new congregation. Current River United Church first appeared in the 1951 Yearbook of the United Church of Canada in its own pastoral charge within the Superior Presbytery. In early 1951, the congregation voted to officially adopt the name "Current River United Church.". Land for a church building was donated by Mr. Andrew Livingston. Worship in the almost finished and furnished basement of the new church began in 1951 and continued until 1954. The completed church building was dedicated on October 24, 1954. Current River United Church is located at 333 Morse Street.
The records of Current River United Church came to The United Church of Canada Archives-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario from Current River United Church.
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The records held at the Archives of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario include the following series: "A History of Current River United Church, 1949-1954" by Alma Gatheru, Robert Gatherum and Verna Hyatt, September 1975; Current River United Church Annual Reports, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993; Current River United Church Newsletters, November 1987, April 1990, Easter 1994.
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