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RG3026.AM:  First Congregational Church (Friend, Neb.)



Records:  1875-1970

Friend, Saline County, Neb.:  Congregational church

Size:  4 reels of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



On June 15, 1875, a meeting was held in Friend, Nebraska, under the guidance of the Rev. B.G. Page for the purpose of establishing a Congregational Church. Following its construction the First Church was dedicated in 1880. In 1900, plans were made for the construction of the present building which was dedicated on September 21, 1902.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of four reels of microfilm containing 17 volumes of records of the First Congregational Church of Friend, Nebraska, and its related Women’s Societies. Also included are miscellaneous church bulletins, programs, etc. The first six volumes relate to church activities, 1875-1952, and include minutes of church meetings, records of members, pastors, officers, marriages, baptisms and deaths. The next eight volumes relate to the activities of the Women’s Missionary Society, the Dorcas Federated Missionary Society, and the Women’s Fellowship.



Material added to this collection in 1969 is on reel 3 and material added in 1970 is on reel 4. Reel 3 consists of one volume of minutes of the church board, council, and annual meetings, 1952-1960. These also provide financial information about the church. Reel 4 contains two volumes. Volume 16 is the guest register from the church’s 75th Anniversary, 1950. Volume 17 is a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, church bulletins, histories, programs, and other miscellaneous items. Additional church bulletins, programs, etc. are included on Reel 4.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume




  1. Minutes of Church Board Meetings, 1875-1908

  2. Minutes of Church Board Meetings, 1908-1935

  3. Register of Pastors, Officers, Members, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1875-1928

  4. Register of Pastors, Officers, Members, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1883-1935

  5. Register of Pastors, Officers, Members, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1935-1945

  6. Register of Pastors, Officers, Members, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1946-1952



Reel 2

Volume




  1. Minutes of the Women’s Missionary Society, 1930-1934

  2. Minutes of the Women’s Missionary Society, 1934-1938

  3. Minutes of the Women’s Missionary Society, 1939-1943

  4. Minutes of the Dorcas Federated Missionary Society, 1943-1948

  5. Minutes of the Dorcas Federated Missionary Society, 1949-1952

  6. Minutes of the Dorcas Federated Missionary Society, 1953-1954

  7. Minutes of the Women’s Fellowship, 1955-1956

  8. Minutes of the Women’s Fellowship, 1956-1960



Reel 3

Volume




  1. Minutes of Board, Council, and Annual Meetings, including financial reports, 1952-1960



Reel 4

Volume




  1. Church guest register for 75th Anniversary, October 11, 1950.

  2. Church Scrapbook, 1880-1970; Newspaper clippings



Church bulletins, 1904-1966 including Anniversary and Dedication Bulletins (1904-1965; 1955-1965)

Harvest Festival Bulletins and programs, 1951-1966

Misc. Bulletins, church histories

List of source materials for Nebraska Conference of UCC State Centennial Booklet

Program for annual meeting of the Blue Valley Association, May 1899



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Congregational Church in Nebraska

First Congregational Church (Friend, Neb.)

Friend (Neb.) — Churches

Saline County (Neb.) — Churches



 



Revised 07-06-2009   TMM