First Congregational Church (McCook, Neb.) [RG3052.AM]

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RG3052.AM:  First Congregational Church (McCook, Neb.)



Records:  1882-1971

McCook, Red Willow County, Neb.:  Congregational church

Size:  2 reels of microfilm



HISTORICAL NOTE



The First Congregational Church of McCook, Nebraska, was established on July 2, 1882, under the direction of Reverend Amos Dresser. In August of 1882, the congregation combined with that of the Valley Grange Church of Red Willow, with Rev. George Dungan serving as pastor of both churches. During Rev. Dungan’s tenure, the first church building was constructed. It was destroyed by a tornado on June 4, 1892, and replaced by a new building in 1894. The present structure was dedicated in July of 1932.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two reels of microfilm containing eight volumes of church records, 1882-1971. It relates to the activities of the First Congregational Church of McCook, Nebraska, and contains records of pastors, baptisms, memberships, finance, officers and minutes of meetings. Also included are the constitution, Articles of Faith and Covenant, and the Congregational Yearbook.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume




    1. 1882-1895 (includes Constitution; Articles of Faith and Covenant; list of pastors, officers, baptisms, and members; financial records; Congregational Yearbook; minutes)

    1. 1895-1918 (includes list of pastors, members, officers, baptisms; minutes of the annual meetings of the congregation and of the Standing Committee)

    1. 1918-1939 (includes list of pastors, members received and removed, officers, baptisms; minutes of annual and special meetings; annual reports of pastors and trustees; constitution, 1930; financial records; printed matter relating to church history)

    1. 1939-1945 (includes list of pastors, officers, members received and removed; baptisms, and marriages; minutes of annual and special meetings, reports of officers and trustees)



Reel 2

Volume




    1. 1946-1958 (includes list of pastors, officers, members received and removed; baptisms, marriages and deaths; minutes of annual and special meetings; reports of officers and trustees)

    1. Church record written in German, record of baptisms to 1957 (in English 1944-1957)

      Confirmation and membership lists

    1. 1958-1963 (includes lists of pastors, officers, members, attendance, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and records of proceedings)

    1. 1964-1971 (includes lists of pastors, officers, members, attendance, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and records of proceedings)



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Congregational Church in Nebraska

First Congregational Church (McCook, Neb.)

McCook (Neb.) — Churches

Red Willow County (Neb.) — Churches



 



Revised 06-22-2009   TMM

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