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Alma Pastoral Charge (Ont.) fonds
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- Alma Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
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- Alma United Church (Ont.)
- Goldstone Pastoral Charge (Ont.)
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38 cm of textual records
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Alma Pastoral Charge was established in 1925, formerly Methodist; circa 1984 it became Alma-Goldstone Pastoral Charge. Alma Methodist Circuit was established in 1884 and included Creekbank, Bethel, Zion, Parker, Bloomsbury, Mount Hope; it joined the United Church of Canada in 1925. Alma United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist. Bethel United Church was established in 1925, formerly Methodist; it closed in 1947.
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Goldstone Pastoral Charge was formed ca. 1929 when Stirton Pastoral Charge was discontinued, with Stirton closing and Goldstone and Goshen, which had been points on that charge, becoming a new charge; the charge was discontinued ca. 1939 when Goshen became a separate charge and Goldstone became a point on the Alma Pastoral Charge.
This material forms part of the Ontario Regional Councils program of the United Church of Canada Archive.
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Fonds consists of Official Board minutes of Alma Methodist Circuit (includes Creekbank, Bethel, Zion, Parker, Bloomsbury, Mount Hope), 1884-1925; building committee minutes of Goshen Methodist Church, 1882-1884; records, including marriages 1897-1938 of Goldstone Pastoral Charge, 1886-1938; records, including baptisms, 1930-1964, marriages, 1911-1964, burials, 1911-1912, 1930-1964, of Alma Pastoral Charge (includes Goldstone, Bethel and Alma Methodist Circuit), 1903-1971; records of Goldstone United Church, 1939-2006; records of Alma United Church, 1925-1959; Woman's Missionary Society minutes of Bethel United Church (includes Bethel Methodist Church), 1920-1946.
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Parts of the textual records are available on microfilm reel(s) LCM-1: positive and negative; 35mm. For a listing of these records, see the LCR Microfilm Shelf List. LCM reels are available through Inter-Library Loan.
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Access to baptismal, marriage and burial registers may be restricted according to relevant privacy legislation.
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Use microfilm where available.
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