Fonds FL 117 - Spirit Hills, Keeler, Lake Valley Pastoral Charges fonds

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Spirit Hills, Keeler, Lake Valley Pastoral Charges fonds

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  • Textual record

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FL 117

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  • 1906–2010 (Creation)

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1.6 metres (approx.) of textual records

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Spirit Hills Pastoral Charge was formed July 1, 2007, from the amalgamation of the previous United Church Central Butte Pastoral Charge and Tugaske-Eyebrow Pastoral Charge. Preaching points included Central Butte, Riverhurst, Tugaske and Eyebrow. The point at Riverhurst closed on September 24, 2010.

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(195?–ca.1965, 1999–2016)

Administrative history

Lake Valley Pastoral Charge was formed between 1951 and 1958, as part of Moose Jaw Presbytery and containing appointments at Lake Valley and Darmody. Lake Valley had initially been part of Brownlee Pastoral Charge, in 1925, then later moved to Keeler Pastoral Charge (ca.1936-195?). Around 1965/1966, it became part of Tugaske-Eyebrow Pastoral Charge, alongside points at Brownlee, Eyebrow and Tugaske.

Eventually Lake Valley was re-formed as its own charge, on March 25, 1999. It closed on June 26, 2016.

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Central Butte Pastoral Charge was formed as a new United Church charge in 1925, containing preaching points at Central Butte, Robin Hood and Green Prairie. Around 1948, the charge merged with Riverhurst Pastoral Charge. On July 1, 2007, it merged with Tugaske-Eyebrow to become Spirit Hills Pastoral Charge.

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Tugaske Pastoral Charge was formed as a new United Church charge in 1925, part of Moose Jaw Presbytery and containing just the Tugaske preaching point.

Between 1946 and 1951, Tugaske and Eybrow Pastoral Charges amalgamated to form Tugaske-Eyebrow Pastoral Charge, with appointments at Bridgeford, Brownlee, Eskbank, Eyebrow, and Tugaske. Lake Valley was added around 1965 and Keeler around 1982. Brownlee amalgamated with Keeler in 1986 and eventually closed, on June 30, 1996.

The charge amalgamated with Central Butte Pastoral Charge, on July 1, 2007, forming the new Spirit Hills Pastoral Charge.

Custodial history

Original provenance for many of the records in the fonds is unclear. Initial items were transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Further batches of records were added around 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2006, 2013, and 2021.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Spirit Hills Pastoral Charge and predecessors, including Lake Valley, Central Butte, Central Butte-Riverhurst, Tugaske, Tugaske-Eyebrow, Eyebrow, Keeler, Brownlee, Lawson and Mawer Pastoral Charges, as well as their constituent congregations – church boards, committees and related bodies, local women’s units and other groups.

Contents include: minutes of official boards and Trustees, Stewards, Session, congregational, and Sunday School meetings; records of local Ladies Aid Societies, Women’s Missionary Society (W.M.S.), Woman’s Association (W.A.) and United Church Women (UC.W.) groups; various financial records and property files; church history notes and articles; some reports and newsletters; communion and historic rolls; cradle rolls; Circuit Registers, station journals and Home Mission Record Books; and registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials held at Brownlee, Lawson, Mawer, Tugaske, Bridgeford, Eskbank, Gilroy, Riverhurst, Central Butte, Keeler, Marquis, Lake Valley, Eyebrow, and related locations.

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Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items under XV.A and XV.B were arranged and listed as local church records sometime before 1990 and the accruals (under XV.SA, XV.SC, and XV.SR) were added between 1990 and 2022. The fonds was created in 2022, to include records previously listed and any new accruals.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Some records are restricted, to protect personal information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Church registers may not be photographed, scanned or otherwise copied without written permission from the Regional Council. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file listings.

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Further accruals are expected.

Alpha-numeric designations

Textual records: A.381.XV.A.6909 to A.6917; A.394.XV.SA.2018, SA.2029 to SA.2030; A.1081.XV.SC.872; A.1107.XV.SR.154 to SR.183; XV.SR.1618

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