Fonds Ex-28; 81-16 - First Methodist Church fonds

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First Methodist Church fonds

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CA UCA Ex-28; 81-16

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  • 1911-1919 (Creation)

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3 vol. textual material

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Also known as Yale Avenue Church, First Methodist Church existed in the Winnipeg district of Transcona from 1910 to 1925. Student minister James Wilkins held the first Methodist service in Transcona in the dining room of Peterson and Fell's construction camp in May 1910. A tent was erected for services during the summer and fall. In August of 1910, W. J. Christie donated land on Yale Avenue to the congregation and the cornerstone for the First Methodist Church was laid. Construction of the church was complete by November of 1910 and the church was opened and dedicated by Rev. Dr. Andrew Stewart. In 1925, First Methodist Church joined the United Church of Canada and officially adopted the name Yale Avenue United Church.

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The records of First Methodist Church came to the conference archives of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of two transfers of records between 1970 and 1981.

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The surviving records of First Methodist Church are arranged in the following series: records pertaining to Christian Education, including minutes, 1911-1919; records of the Epworth League, including rolls and minutes, 1913-1915; and records of lay associations, including the Ladies Aid, 1912-1919.

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