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Closed Church Records from Alexis UMC

Closed Church Records from Alexis UMC

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Central Illinois Conference Closed Church

Alexis UMC

Illinois Great Rivers Conference Archives and Special Collections
MacMurray College
Jacksonville, IL



Overview of the Collection

Repository:Illinois Great Rivers Conference Archives and Special Collections, MacMurray College Jacksonville, IL
Creator:Alexis UMC
Title:Closed Church Records from Alexis UMC
Dates:1922-1995
Quantity:.25 cubic feet
Abstract:The collection consists of membership and baptismal records from 1922-1985, and correspondence, mainly concerning the closure of the church.
Identification:4502
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of membership and baptismal records from 1922-1985, and correspondence, mainly concerning the closure of the church.


Church History

The United Brethren Church of Alexis was organized in 1859 at the Mohler school house, three miles southwest of Alexix, following a revival by Rev. Baer. Forty members became part of the Henderson Circuit. Over the next twelve years the congregation continued to meet at the school house until they moved to a school house in Alexis.

In 1872, the first church was constructed, which was a long straight building with two outside doors in the front end. A belfry adorned the front in which was placed a bell that was later moved to the new church. In 1893 a new church was built across the street from the first. The Alexis UBC was also the first church in Alexis. From this congregation the Young People's Society, and the Women's Missionary Association were both organized. The church hosted the annual conference twice and the Board of Missions convened in 1896.

In 1994, the conference closed the church due to declining membership and repairs needed to the church building. The last worship service was held on September 25, 1994.


Index Terms

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

United Methodist Church (Alexis, Ill.)
Mercer County, Ill.
Church records and registers

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is unrestricted.


Separated Material

Volumes: 119A Membership Roll 1922-1940; 119B Membership Register 1921-1974; 119C Membership Register 1927-1985; 119D Membership Record Book 1985-1995.

There are two photographs of the church.


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