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Cochrane Street United Church (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds
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Annual reports

Series consists of annual reports including the work of the Board, and the reports of the various committees and organizations in the congregation. The reports also include financial statements and budgets for the Board, committees and organizations. Some of the annual reports are printed in-house or, in the case of some of the early ones, printed by either a newspaper publisher or a publisher within the community. Some of the reports are in the form of working notes. These working notes are the reports of the various organizations which would form the final annual report of the congregation. Some of the annual reports are missing; the whereabouts of these is unknown.

The records are as follows: annual reports including financial statements 1916, 1917, 1920, 1948; 1950-1953 includes working notes for 1953; 1954-1962 includes working notes for 1958-1965, 1967-1969, 1971, 1973-2005.

Board of Management and Committee records

Sub-series consists of Board of Management records consisting of administrative records comprising several versions of constitution of the Board 1987-1990; organizational structure of the Board 1987; mission statements 1991, 1996; minutes of Board 1987-2004; correspondence 1986-1988, 1990-1997, 1999-2004; and minister's reports to Board 1987 Mar-Dec, 1988 [Dec].

Board of Management Committees described in this sub-series are Church Life and Worship Committee and its subcommittees, Mission and Outreach Committee, Property Committee, and a number of smaller Committees.

Church Life and Worship Committee records consist of organizational structure [1987]; minutes 1987-2002; reports 1987, 1992 Sept. 1995 Jan. 2002 Sept. Nov. 2004 Nov.; correspondence 1987-1989, 1991, 1993, 1995-1998, 2000; lists of persons making memorial donations to the church 1981-1988, 1988-[1995]; and a photographic Church Directory 2000.

Worship and Sacrament sub-committee records consist of terms of reference [1987] and minutes 1987-1989. Pastoral Care sub-committee records are minutes 1987 and an annual report 1990. Christian Education sub-Committee records are terms of reference [1987], minutes 1987-1988, 1992, 1995, reports [199-], and miscellaneous correspondence and other records [199-].

Mission and Outreach Committee records consist of minutes 1987 (3 mtgs.), includes goals and objectives; 1988 (3 mtgs.), 1989 (4 mtgs.), 1990 (4 mtgs.), 1991 (1 mtg), 1992 (3 mtgs.), reports 1993, 1994 (includes some correspondence) and social outreach proposals 1986, 1988.

Property Committee records consist of minutes 1987 (3 mtgs.), 1990 (1 mtg), 1992 (1 mtg), 1993 (1 mtg), 1994 (4 mtgs.), 1996 (1 mtg), 2003 (signed set); general correspondence 1994-2005; correspondence and reports relating to oil spill 2002; correspondence, quotes, permits relating to renovations 1987-2001; operational records concerning inspections, fire and life safety 1994-2003; service agreements 1997-2002; and a small number of reports and guidelines relating to the use of the church building [198-]-2001.

There are a number of other committees which are arranged as follows: Usher Committee minutes 1995, schedules 1988-1989 and a report 1987; New church Development / Redevelopment Committee minutes, correspondence, and reports 1988-1989; Planning and Priorities Committee minutes and reports 1988-1992; Pastoral Relations Committee report [199-]; Needs Assessment Committee report 2002; Ad hoc Committee re oil spill and financial situation minutes, correspondence and reports 2002-2003; Finance Committee minutes 1998, discussion notes 2001, and treasurer's reports 1991, 1994-2000; Lay Training Committee report to national church 1995; Ministry and Personnel Committee reports and correspondence 1987-2002.

A final group of records are reports to Board from East District meetings 1995, 1996.

Cochrane Street United Church (St. John's, Newfoundland) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1882-2006

The fonds consists of records which document the work and activities of Cochrane Street United Church congregation, its boards and committees and its organizations, with the records starting in 1882.

The records consist of the administrative records of the congregation which include the Quarterly Official Board, the Boards of Session and Stewards, their committees, both standing and ad hoc, and the Board of Management starting in 1987, and its committees. The fonds also includes financial records, comprising of financial statements and reports as well as some audited reports. Also included are vital statistic records dating from the independence of the congregation in 1890 and membership records dating from 1916. Annual reports, many of which were published, are included. Women's and men's groups, youth groups, and Sunday School records are also a part of this fonds.

The records are arranged in the following series: board and committee records (1882-2005); financial records (1935-2004); legal records (1876-1981); baptism, marriage and burial records (1890-2006); membership records (1891-2005); congregational meetings (1930-2003); annual reports (1916-2005, predominant 1948-2005); general correspondence (1979-2003); Sunday School records [1886-198-]; youth groups records [196-]-[199-]; women's groups records (1931-2005); men's groups records [191-]-2001; related records ([19-]-2004).

Cochrane Street United Church (St. John's, N.L.)

Financial records

Series consists of financial statements and reports including some annual budgets and analyses of contributions 1935, 1939-1943, 1950-1964, 1966-1998; treasurer's reports 1990-1997, 1999-2004; audited financial statements 1964, 1967-1968, 1970-1981, 1985 and un-audited financial statements 1923, 1989, 1990.

General correspondence

Series consists of a file of miscellaneous correspondence, not attributable to any particular organization or body in the congregation. They include letters to the congregation from the minister of the time, notices about activities within the congregation and received correspondence from various sources. These records cover the years 1979-1985, 1992-2003.

Legal records

Series consists of legal records that are primarily copies and include deeds 1876, 1883, 1899, 1924, 1955; minute of meeting re: transfer of lease of land to Board of Trustees 1879; statement of costs re: refinanced mortgage of manse 1981; and a summary of descriptions of church property [189-].

Membership records

Series consists of a membership list of the congregation who have been admitted as members through affirmation of faith, re-affirmation of faith, confirmation, or transfer of membership from another congregation. The records are arranged as follows: membership lists 1891-1916, circuit register 1917-1967, historic rolls 1966-2006.

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