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Little Grand Rapids United Church fonds
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CA UCA Acc: Ex-4; 85 - 41; 2000 - 8; 2001 -01
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1922 - 1997 (Creation)
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5 cm textual records.
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Little Grand Rapids is a First Nations community located on the shores of Family Lake near the Manitoba-Ontario border, southeast of Berens River and 180 air miles northeast of Winnipeg. Initially, Little Grand Rapids was a station of the Berens River and Fisher River Methodist missions. There is some evidence that mission activities in the area began around 1902 with a permanent mission established in 1927, with the first service being held on August 28. In 1928, Luther L. Schuetze moved the mission one mile across Family Lake from the schoolhouse, where services had been previously held, and built a church. In 1965 and 1966 and again in 1968 the Conference of Mennonites was asked to provide ministry to the community. At other times during the 1960s the community was served by Lay Supply supervised from Bissett. In 1988, Little Grand Rapids United Church joined the All Native Circle Conference.
The records of Little Grand Rapids United Church came to The United Church of Canada Archives-Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario as part of a transfer of records from the Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario in 1985; an individual donor in 2000; and from the All Native Circle Conference in 2001.
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The records of Little Grand Rapids United Church held at the conference archives include Sacramental Registers pertaining to Baptisms (1922-1986), Marriages (1927-1996), and Burials (1927-1997); Baptism Stubs (1970-1980); and a diary of church work (1927-1959).
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Some limits on access to Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers apply.
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Item level inventory is available.
Related material: See also the Personal Papers of Luther L. Schuetze and the files of the Superintendents of Home Missions for other material pertaining to Little Grand Rapids United Church.
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