Fonds 90-17 - John Black Memorial United Church fonds

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John Black Memorial United Church fonds

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CA UCA 90-17

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  • 1914-1990 (Creation)

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.5m textual records, photographs

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John Black Memorial Church has existed in Winnipeg since 1914. Sunday School services were originally conducted in the district of East Kildonan in 1906. In April 1914, a public meeting was held in order to officially organize a Presbyterian congregation in the district. A few months later, the congregation chose the name 'John Black Memorial Church' in honour of Rev. John Black, one of first Presbyterian ministers of the west. By October 1914, the original church structure of the congregation was completed on Rossmere Avenue, on land donated by Mr. R. A. Ross. Dr. A. B. Baird conducted the first service in John Black Memorial Church. By the end of 1915, the congregation had called their first permanent minister and had both a Ladies Aid and a Women's Missionary Society established. In 1925, John Black Memorial Church joined the United Church of Canada. In August 1926, a devastating fire struck the church. Services were held in Lord Wolseley School and the Scottish Hall until a new building was erected in 1927 on Roberta Avenue. John Black Memorial United Church is presently located at 898 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The records of John Black Memorial Church came to the conference archives of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of a transfer of records in 1990.

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The surviving records of John Black Memorial Church are arranged in the following series: Sacramental Registers, pertaining to Baptisms, 1915-1965, Marriages, 1917-1982, and Burials, 1959-1977; Annual Reports, 1920-1990; and reference material, including photographs.

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