Fonds Acc: 78 - 26; 2003 - 10; 2004 - 32 - Stonewall United Church fonds

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Stonewall United Church fonds

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CA UCA Acc: 78 - 26; 2003 - 10; 2004 - 32

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  • 1882 - 2002 (Creation)

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2.5m textual material + photographs.

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Stonewall United Church has existed in the Manitoba community of Stonewall since 1925. Its predecessors were the Stonewall Presbyterian Church and Stonewall Methodist Church. The United Church used the Methodist church and the Presbyterian church was sold to the Presbyterians who did not enter Union. In 1925, the Stonewall Pastoral Charge included the congregation at Grassmere. Rev. J.E. Lane presided. A new church that incorporated the Methodist Church structure was officially opened November 27, 1927. The entire building was destroyed by fire on March 10, 1978. As a result, most of the surviving records do not predate 1978. The new church, built on the old site, was officially dedicated in June 1982. In 2001, the Brant / Argyle United and Grassmere United congregations amalgamated with Stonewall United.

Custodial history

The records of the Stonewall 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 Teulon Pastoral charge in 1978, and from the Stonewall Pastoral Charge in 2003 and 2004.

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The surviving records of the Stonewall United Church include a Communion Roll and Historic Roll for the Methodist/ United Church (1882-1960); annual reports (1967-2001); Church information forms pertaining to Baptisms (1973-1977, 1981-1997), Marriages (1981, 1985-1997), and Burials (1973-1985, 1987-1997); Sacramental Registers pertaining to Baptisms (1967-1973), Marriages (1968-1973), and Burials (1968-1973); Record of Marriages (1927, 1929, 1932, 1937, 1943-1945, 1950); records of Transfers, including forms to Stonewall (1964-1992); to Argyle (1967-1990), from Stonewall (1978-1991), and from Argyle (1991-1996); records of the Official Board (1965-1995); records of the Council (1972-1995); special service leaflets, including Centennial services for Grassmere and Stonewall (1978), dedication services (1979, June 6, 1982), and general service leaflets (1971, 1973-1982, 1985, 1987, 1993-1997); Newsletters entitled "For Heaven's Sake" (1972, 1974, 1975, 1980-1994, 1998); records of the U.C.W. (1945-2001), guest books for Tea / Bake Sale, (1954, 1970-1981); history including newsletters from the Board of Women, and photographs of Foster Child (1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000); photo directories (1982, 1986/1987, 1991, 1996, 2002); records of the Worship and Christian Development Committee (1988-1989, 1992-1998); records of the Annual Meetings (1978-1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995); records of the Congregation (1978, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992); records of the Manse Committee (1951-1967, 1977, 1980-1988), a Certificate of Title (1947), correspondence (1993), and an expense book (1971-1986); records of the Trustees (1978-1979, 1981-1982); records of the Communication Committee (1988-1989), and a report on the congregational survey (1990); records relating to the building of the new church, including reconstruction and planning of new building, information on purchasing of the north property (1983), National Church Loan papers (1979), correspondence, insurance papers and list of donations (1979), Church plans and invoices; records of the Building Committee (1978); records of the Review Committee, including the reconstruction of the new building (1979), records of the Furnishing Committee (1979); financial statements (1925, 1928-1930, 1935, 1942, 1953-1954, 1956, 1958); and a list of Pastoral Charge members (1968-1973).

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Some limits on access to Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers apply.

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