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Closed Church Records from McKeendree UMC

Closed Church Records from McKeendree UMC

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Central Illinois Conference Closed Church

Georgetown McKendree UMC





Overview of the Collection

Repository:IGRC Archives and Special Collections, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL
Creator:McKendree UMC
Title:Closed Church Records from McKeendree UMC
Dates:1921-1980
Quantity:.25 cubic feet
Abstract:The collection has photographs, minutes from several organizations, and newspapers clippings concerning church history.
Identification:3383
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

The collection has Official Board minutes (1962-1980), Education Committie minutes (1968-1970), reports from Council on Ministries and Quarterly Conference, an Epworth League book, two Sunday School Secretary's books, photographs and newspaper clippings.


Church History

McKendree was one of the oldest churches in Eastern Illinois before it was closed in 1980. The first building was erected in 1841 and named after Bishop McKendree. In 1855, a fire destroyed this church. Worship and Sunday school services moved to the Wingard schoolhouse until a new church was built in 1866, which was remodeled in 1888.

In 1911, the women of the church organized into a society called Ladies Social Group and met every two weeks until 1940. The group's named changed to the Woman's Society of Christian Service.

In 1952, a division in the church caused approximately one-third of the membership to withdraw its membership as they wanted McKendree to be another denomination. Under the leadership of Districtu Superintendent Dr. Leland Lawrence, the church was reorganized and continued until 1980 when the last worship was held on December 31.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

McKendree United Methodist Church (Georgetown, Ill.)
Vermilion County, Ill.
Church records and registers

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is unrestricted.


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