Finding Aid to the First United Methodist Church Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PAPERS
The collection contains the minutes of the governing body, lists of members,
marriages, and baptisms, of the First United Methodist Church, of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Other papers include the papers of the Ladies' Aid and Foreign Missions Society, the
reports of the Board of Stewards, the reports of the Workers' Council, and the reports of
the treasurer. Also included are miscellaneous church bulletins, a copy of the history of
the church (1828-1939), the Proceedings of the Maryland Conference of the Methodist
Protestant Church (1887-1939), and miscellaneous photographs (some used by Siddons
in the history of the church). A collection of miscellaneous photographs and notes on the
history of the church by William E. Perkins, Jr., is also included.
[Items listed in Boxes 1-4 are indexed in: James Siddons, ed., A History of the First
United Methodist Church of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1828-1988, with Genealogical Index
and Descriptions of the Church Archives (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1992)(F234.L9
H58 1992)]
BOX 1
Minutes and Lists of Members 1828-1880; Lists of Members, Marriages,
Baptisms 1828-1880 (Walker Register)
BOX 2
Ladies Aid and Foreign Missions; Sunday School Secretary - Record Book
1852-1858, 1858-1865
BOX 3
Christian Endeavor; Monthly Business Meetings; Church Business
Meetings; Stewards Meetings/Quarterly Conferences 1921-1925, 1926-1928; Church
Register to 1929; Church Register to 1930; Miscellaneous items on Joe LYNCH
BOX 4
Stewards Meetings/Quarterly Conferences 1873-1893, 1887-1890, 19101916, 1916-1921; Typescript copies of two (2) deeds
BOX 5

5-1 Administrative Board 1967-1969
5-2 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1928-1929
5-3 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1930-1932
5-4 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1932-1934
5-5 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1934-1935
(Continued)
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5-6 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1935-1936
5-7 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1937-1938
5-8 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1938-1939
BOX 6

6-1 Board of Stewards - Minutes, Membership,
Quarterly Conference 1939
6-2 Christian Endeavor City Union
6-3 Church histories
6-4 Commission on Education
6-5 Constitution and Discipline, M.P. Church (1912)
6-6 Friendship Bible Class 1947-1948
6-7 History of the First Methodist Protestant
Church, 1828-1923 (J. T. Oakey, 1940)
6-8 History of the First Methodist Protestant
Church, 1923-1939 (J. T. Oakey, 1940)
6-9 Invoices, 1952
6-10 Invoices, 1955-1956
6-11 Invoices/Receipts

BOX 7

7-1 Joe Lynch Sunbeam Class, "Let's Give a Party"
7-2 Legal Documents 1946-1948
7-3 Methodist Attendance Campaign, 1954
7-4 Miscellaneous Notes/Bulletins
7-5 Official Board - Minutes, 1944-1945
7-6 Official Board - Minutes 1963-1964
7-7 Quarterly Conference 1939-1940
7-8 Quarterly Conference 1941-1942
7-9 Quarterly Conference 1942-1943
7-10 Quarterly Conference 1943-1945

BOX 8

8-1 Quarterly Conference 1944-1945
8-2 Quarterly Conference 1945-1947
8-3 Quarterly Conference 1951-1952
8-4 Quarterly Conference 1959
8-5 Quarterly Conference 1961-1965
8-6 Record Book 1947-1950
8-7 Record Book 1953-1956 (I)
8-8 Record Book 1953-1956 (II)
(Continued)
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(Continued)
BOX 9

9-1 Secretary's Reports (Sunday School) 1930
9-2 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1931
9-3 Secretary's Reports (S.S.)/Worker's Council
Reports 1932-1933
9-4 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1934-1935
9-5 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1937
9-6 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1939
9-7 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1940
9-8 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1941-1942
9-9 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1948-1950
9-10 Secretary's Reports (S.S.) 1952-1953

BOX 10

10-1
10-2
10-3
10-4
10-5
10-6
10-7
10-8

Sunday School Record, 1888-1890
Treasurer's Record 1888-1889
Treasurer's Accounts 1941-1943
Treasurer's Reports 1951-1952
Treasurer's Reports 1953-1955
Treasurer's Reports 1960
Treasurer's Reports 1964
Worker's Council Minutes 1938-1940;
Board of Christian Education 1940

BOX 11

Miscellaneous Photographs and Notes by William E. Perkins, Jr. (I)

BOX 12

Miscellaneous Photographs and Notes by William E. Perkins, Jr. (II)

BOX 13

Maryland Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church - Official
Minutes:
1887-1888, 1891-1892, 1894, 1896-1898, 1900, 1903, 1905, 1908,
1919-1920, 1925-1926, 1928-1929, 1930-1939

BOX 14
Church ledger 1893-1895; Class record books1899-1929; Miscellaneous
record books/ ledgers; Board of Stewards minutes 1897-1901; Officers and Teachers
Minutes 1924-1925; Methodist Protestant Principles, T. H. Lewis 1899; Ten Thousand
Years, Richard T. Baker 1947; Sermon in Commemoration of the Seventy-fifth
Anniversary of the Founding of the Methodist Protestant Church, 1903; Address
book (n.d.)
BOX 15

Miscellaneous Photographs

[BOX 16]

Framed Photographs (1)

BOX 17

Minutes and reports 1948-1973; Miscellaneous notes
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BOX 18

Deeds and Loans; Methodist Protestant: Centennial Edition (1928); KeyHole; Church and parsonage dedication programs; Photo – Choir
(undated); Sunday School secretary record (1936); Church School record
books (1970-1973); Membership Committee (1958-1959); Missions
Committee (1957-1958); Stewardship & Finance Committee (1957-1960)

[Detailed finding guide for items in Boxes 5-14 available with collection.]

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
The First United Methodist Church was formed in 1828 from the Third Street
Methodist Meeting, when several members of Third Street adopted the principles of the
reform movement that was sweeping through the Methodist Church. The new church
was first known as the Associated Methodist Church, and later as Wesley Chapel. In
1831, the church united with the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church
and became known as First Methodist Protestant Church. Following the disbandment of
the Virginia Conference in 1874, First Methodist Protestant Church was admitted to the
Maryland Conference.
Following a denominational merger in 1939, the First Methodist Protestant Church
joined the Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Church and was known as First
Methodist Church.
In 1995, First United Methodist Church merged with Chestnut Hill United Methodist
Church.
The church was located on Church Street until 1952, when it was relocated to the
former building of the First Presbyterian Church at Ninth and Court Streets, where it
remained until its merger with the Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church.
Other churches formed from the First United Methodist Church include: Durmid
Methodist Church (now Fairview United Methodist Church)(1907); and Second
Methodist Protestant Church (now Park View United Methodist Church)(1930).
[The First United Methodist Church Papers, Mss., MS1513, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA;
James Siddons, ed., A History of the First United Methodist Church of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1828-1988
(Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1992); Lib Wiley, Alongside the River (Lynchburg: Bicentennial
Commission, 1986), pp. 4-5; Virginia Advocate, 26 January 1995, p. 7.]

MS1513

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Title

Finding Aid to the First United Methodist Church Papers

Subject

Finding aids
First United Methodist Church (Lynchburg, Va.)

Description

Finding Aid to the First United Methodist Church Papers held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The papers include minutes, lists of members, reports, photographs, and notes from 1828 onward.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1513FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the First United Methodist Church Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed July 14, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/557.