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Closed Church Records from Alexander UMC

Closed Church Records from Alexander UMC

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Illinois Great Rivers Conference Closed Church

Alexander UMC





Overview of the Collection

Repository:IGRC Archives and Special Collections, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL
Creator:Alexander UMC
Title:Closed Church Records from Alexander UMC
Dates:1865-2003
Quantity:.25 cubic feet
Abstract:The collection consists of two membership books, minutes of the Official Board and the WSCS/UMW.
Identification:4530
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

The collections consists of two membership registers, minutes of the Official Board, minutes from the WSCS/UMC, closing documents, and six years of annual treasurer's reports. The minutes of the WSCS highlight some of their mission projects for the servicemen during World War 2.


Church History

Rev. Dickens organized the Alexander MEC in June 1863 at a school house in Alexander. In 1865 trustees were selected in order to build a church. It was completed in 1865 at a cost of $4,000 and dedicated by Hiram Buck. In 1870 Alexander became part of the Franklin Circuit. During the 19th century, Alexander had both appointed and supplied pastors, the supplied pastors were from Island Grove. In 1913 the church burned. On Nov 5, 1913 the cornerstone for the new modern church was laid and the building dedicated the following April. In October 1937, this church also burned. Worship services were continued at the high school. The new building was not dedicated until April 1944 as funds were hard to raise during WW2. In 1891 an Epworth League was formed. In 2002, the members voted to close the church. The last service was held June 1, 2003.


Index Terms

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

United Methodist Church (Alexander, Ill.)
Morgan County, Ill.
Church records and registers

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is unrestricted.


Separated Material

Volumes:151A Membership Book 1865-1933 and 151B Membership Book 1927-2003.

There are five photographs and two transparency slides of the church building.


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