Fonds - Ahousat United Church fonds

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Ahousat United Church fonds

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  • 1904-1963 (Creation)
    Ahousat United Church

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10 cm of textual records

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A Presbyterian mission was established among the Ahousat (also spelled Ahousaht in earlier records) Indians in 1895 on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and with the formation of the United Church of Canada in 1925, it became Ahousat United Church. Besides a church, the records indicate an Indian school was also operated by the mission which was sponsored by the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church and later also received support from the Board of Home Missions of the United Church of Canada. In 1962 the federal government assumed full responsibility for the school. The congregation itself was, based on yearbook statistics, a port of call for the West Coast Marine Mission from ca. 1954 to 1976. Thereafter, it has either been part of the Long Beach Pastoral Charge or has received pastoral supply from Long Beach. No evidence of common internal administrative divisions besides a church board are given by the records.

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Fonds consists of the records of Ahousat United Church and its predecessor, Ahousat Presbyterian Church. Records include Baptism register (1919-1957), Baptismal Certificate stubs (1935-1937), Birth records (1904-1944), Marriage registers (1923-1957), and Death records (1904-1957); Indian Court proceedings (1914, 1955); Communion roll (1951-1954), Membership roll (1958-1962); Church Board minutes (1951-1963), Congregational meetings minutes (1953-1963), Christian Temperance Union of the Ahousat Indians pledge and constitution (1951); Christian Education building dedication (1963); Cash book (1952-1962).

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