Series - Membership Rolls and Records of the Session series

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Membership Rolls and Records of the Session series

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  • 1898 - 1929 (Creation)

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8 volumes

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According to The Manual of The United Church of Canada a Session is required for each Pastoral Charge. The duties of the Session include the admission of persons into membership; the conduct of members; the administration of sacraments; the religious training of the young and the organisation of meetings for Christian Fellowship; the Order of public worship and the use of the church; the care of the poor and visiting the sick; to receive and judge petitions; to recommend lay members for licensing as lay preachers; to recommend suitable Candidates for Ministry; and to keep the Roll and Registers. Members of the Session are chosen from among the full members of the Congregation by election, usually for a term of not less than five years. The Session of antecedent congregations would have had similar responsibilities.

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Records described here include minutes of the meetings of the Session of St. James Presbyterian Church-St. James United Church dating from 1899 to 1929. Records described here also include the Communion Rolls and Historic Rolls of St. James Presbyterian Church-St. James United Church. Entries date from 1898 to 1929.

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