North Dakota Congregational Church Collection, 1902-1947
Primary Creator: Congregational Conference of North Dakota (1882-)
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Subjects: Religion - Church Records
The first annual meeting of the Congregational Conference of North Dakota was held in Fargo on October 16, 1882. The expressed purpose of the Congregational Conference was to promote the practical union of all connected churches; to gather and disseminate information and to provide for a strong administration for common work; to establish qualifications for the ministry; to administer trust funds; and to be an instrument of Congregational Churches in North Dakota for religious, benevolent, educational, and philanthropic activities.
Statewide, membership in the Congregational Church remained static from the beginning of the twentieth century through the 1960s. In June 1957, the (national) Congregational Church merged with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ. A new constitution and by-laws were approved in 1960. The process of uniting the two churches on the state and local level then began. On October 11, 1963, the North Dakota Congregational Conference officially became a part of the North Dakota Conference United Church of Christ.
Minutes of the Congregational Conference of North Dakota: 1911
History of North Dakota by Elwyn Robinson: 1966
“The Creation of the United Church of Christ in North Dakota” by Charles Maxfield http://www.maxfieldbooks.com/UCCinND.html
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.77-463
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). North Dakota Congregational Church Collection. OGLMC 442, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in July 2015.
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Congregational Conference of North Dakota - Minutes, 1937-1940, 1946-1947
- Folder 2: Congregational Conference of North Dakota - Minutes, 1913-1922
- Folder 3: Congregational Conference of North Dakota - Minutes, 1902-1912
- Folder 4: Congregational North Dakota, 1930-1935
- Folder 5: Congregational North Dakota, 1927-1929
- Folder 6: Congregational North Dakota, 1926-1927