Dayton, Ohio. Murlin Heights United Church of Christ records, 1948-2011.

Collection Information
Title:

Dayton, Ohio. Murlin Heights United Church of Christ records

Creator(s):

Murlin Heights United Church of Christ (Dayton, Ohio)

Dates:

1948-2011

Extent:

17 boxes: 2 index card boxes, 1 clamshell, 1 cut down record carton, 14 record cartons (17 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

RG4965

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Murlin Heights United Church (Dayton, Ohio) records, RG4965. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Accessioned by Jessica Steytler, September 2013, using DACS second edition.

Revision History:

This collection has been minimally processed for access. Please contact the archivist or librarian for more information.

Abstract:

The Murlin Heights Congregation, established 1847, started out within the Christian denomination. Types of material include: subject files, annual reports, executive board minutes and reports, Sunday bulletins, newsletter, membership records, and financial records.

Note: This collection has been minimally processed for access and is available for research. Contact the archivist or librarian for more information.

Acquisition Information:

Donated as a gift in 2011 by Murlin Heights United Church of Christ.

Description

Historical Note

The Murlin Heights Congregation, established 1847, started out within the Christian denomination. The church's first parsonage was constructed in 1917 allowing for permanent residence for pastors. Dayton was a focal point for Christian leadership, from which Murlin Heights benefited in the church's early years, particularly from McDaniel Howsare, who served as the denomination's secretary of evangelism and life service and Roy Sparks, secretary of home missions. It was a rural church for several decades until Dayton industrialized. It identified as having rural roots and location, but had blue and white collar members in the congregation. The congregation did join the United Church of Christ in 1957. The church struggled with financial concerns and closed in 2011.

 

List of Ministers

A. W. Sparks

Clark Denison

George Van Zant

Ross McNeal

McDaniel Howsare

Mae Howsare

Geroge Van Zant

Russell Archer

Kenneth Weaver

David Robinson

Edward Lander

Larry Blunden

Jacob Coffman

Allen Hollis

Mark Moore

Barbara Cunningham

Cheryl Styles

 

The church did not list its pastors in the Congregational Yearbook in the 1980s.

 

Scope of Collection

The full year scope of the collection has not been fully determined. There are 17 boxes. From the acquisition information, there is 1948-2011. Types of material include: subject files, annual reports, executive board minutes and reports, Sunday bulletins, newsletter, membership records, and financial records.

 

Further Searches

Subject Headings

Church records and registers - Ohio - Dayton.

Howsare, McDaniel

Sparks, Roy

Christian Church (Denomination)

United Church of Christ - Ohio - Dayton.

Ohio - Church history.

Dayton (Ohio) - History.

Registers of births, etc. - Ohio - Dayton.

 

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Arrangement

This collection has not been fully processed. The collection items are in the original order in which the records were given to the library.

 

Contents

  Date Box
Acolyte duties undated B1
Adult services undated B1
Annual flea market undated B1
Annual officer ballots undated B1
Attendance records undated B1
Audio equipment undated B1
Awards to the church undated B1
Baptism info undated B1
Bazaar 2000-2009 B1
75th anniversary of the church undated B1
110th anniversary of the church undated B1
150th anniversary undated B1
Rev. Blunden's work reports undated B1
Boy Scouts undated B1
Brownie troops, Girl Scouts undated B1
Budgets undated B1
Budgets undated B1
Budgets undated B1
Building and finance committee 2000-2001 B1
Building fund 1986-1987 B1
Building fund notes undated B1
Building loan ballot/vote undated B1
Building usage policy undated B1
Chairman of exec. bd. reports undated B1
Chancel furniture information undated B1
Christian ed. undated B1
Christian enlistment undated B1
Church addition undated B1
Church charter undated B1
Constitution and covenant 1988 B1
Church directories undated B1
Church officers undated B1
Confirmation undated B1
Consecrating stewards mailings info 2001 B1
Contracts, receipts, mortgage, lien info undated B1
Correspondence undated B1
Correspondence 1997 B1
Covenant agreement undated B1
Covenant to grow 1981 B1
Crossroad children's home undated B1
Rev. Bruce Cunningham undated B1
Deacon's file undated B1
Dessert auction 2000 B1
Dreaming God's Dream, Rev. Donna Moore 1999 B1
E. Lynn app arch. undated B1
Executive board job descriptions undated B1
Executive board president's notes 2005-2006 B1
Executive board meetings undated B1
     
  Year Box
Annual fair undated B2
Family life undated B2
Fiore v Aloys civil suit 2005 B2
Financial secretary's report undated B2
Flower list undated B2
FMA list undated B2
Friendly circle undated B2
Funerals undated B2
Greeters list undated B2
Gifts to the church undated B2
Guest ministers undated B2
Head usher's reports undated B2
History of MHUCC undated B2
Homemakers class of 1961 1961 B2
Insurance undated B2
Kathy Frauman Day 20th anniversary as minister of music undated B2
Lease Agreement New Light temple 2006 May B2
Lent undated B2
Letters from Pastor Cheryl undated B2
Litany, labor Sunday, Thanksgiving and renewal undated B2
Long range planning committee undated B2
Mailing lists undated B2
Membership lists undated B2
Membership lists undated B2
Mortgage, Maxton undated B2
Memorial windows dedication undated B2
Men's fellowship undated B2
Missions committee undated B2
Monthly service Schedule undated B2
Music committee undated B2
Nominating committee undated B2
Offering envelopes undated B2
Organ undated B2
Our church's wider mission undated B2
Parish resource center undated B2
Pastor's annual reports undated B2
Pastor Mark Moore undated B2
Pastoral search committee 2000 B2
Personal profiles undated B2
Pew registration 1975-1976 B2
Piano fund 1999-2000 B2
Pilgrim Hills church retreat undated B2
Pledge cards and lists undated B2
Pilgrim fellowship youth group undated B2
Pledge 2001 B2
Pony Express stewardship campaign undated B2
Prayer chain undated B2
Rev. Hollis prayers of confession undated B2
Publicity undated B2
Pulpit committee undated B2
     
  Year Box
Resignations undated B3
Self evaluation undated B3
Shared ministry undated B3
Shepherd's case committee undated B3
Special letters undated B3
Spiritual education committee undated B3
Stained glass windows undated B3
Steeple undated B3
Stewardship undated B3
Sunday school reports 1992-1993 B3
Sunday school reports 1992-1993 B3
Sunday school reports 1992-1993 B3
Sunday school and youth undated B3
Sunday school superintendent reports undated B3
Transfer memberships — in undated B3
Transfer memberships — out undated B3
Transient fund undated B3
Treasurer's reports 1989-1994 B3
Treasurer's reports 1995-2001 B3
Vacation bible school undated B3
Visitor letter undated B3
Vital statistics 1968-2000 B3
Wedding forms for members undated B3
Women's fellowship 1961-1992 B3
Women's fellowship 1993-2001 B3
Worship material undated B3
Youth adventure undated B3
     
  Year Box
Annual reports 1962-1963 B4
Official board 1965 B4
Official board 1965 B4
Executive board 1970s B4
Executive board 1977-1979 B4
Executive board 1980-1981 B4
Executive board 1980-1981 B4
Executive board 1982-1983 B4
Executive board 1982-1984 B4
Executive board 1985-1986 B4
Executive board 1987-1989 B4
Executive board 1986 B4
Executive board 1987 B4
Executive board 1988 B4
Executive board 1989-1990 B4
     
  Year Box
Executive board 1991-1992 B5
Executive board 1993-1995 B5
Executive board 1995-1997 B5
Executive board 1996-1997 B5
Executive board 1998-1999 B5
Executive board 1998-2000 B5
Executive board 2000 B5
Executive board 2001 B5
Executive board 2002 B5
Executive board 2004 B5
Executive board 2003-2005 B5
Executive board 2003-2005 B5
Executive board 2003-2005 B5
Executive board 2006 B5
Executive board 2007 B5
Executive board 2009 B5
Executive board 2010 B5
     
  Year Box
Constitution of the church undated B6
Church history and file of clippings undated B6
JC undated B6
125th anniversary undated B6
Interesting tidbits undated B6
Surveys 2008 B6
Spiritual education committee 1980s-1990s B6
20 unfoldered items: Sunday school, church office, events, membership, financial undated B6
Financial monthly ledgers 2001 B6
Financial monthly ledgers 2002 B6
Bulletins 1948 B6
Bulletins 1949 B6
Bulletins 1950 B6
Bulletins 1951 B6
Bulletins 1952 B6
Bulletins 1953 B6
Bulletins 1954 B6
Bulletins 1955 B6
Bulletins 1956 B6
Bulletins 1957 B6
Bulletins 1958 B6
Bulletins 1959 B6
Bulletins 1960 B6
Bulletins 1961 B6
Bulletins 1962 B6
Bulletins 1963 B6
     
  Year Box
Bulletins 1963 B7
Bulletins 1965 B7
Bulletins 1966 B7
Bulletins 1967 B7
Bulletins 1968 B7
Bulletins 1969 B7
Bulletins 1970 B7
Bulletins 1971 B7
Bulletins 1972 B7
Bulletins 1973 B7
Bulletins 1974 B7
Bulletins 1975 B7
Bulletins 1976 B7
Bulletins 1977 B7
Bulletins 1978 B7
Bulletins 1979 B7
Bulletins 1980 B7
Bulletins 1981 B7
Bulletins 1982 B7
Bulletins 1983 B7
Bulletins 1984 B7
Bulletins 1985 B7
Bulletins 1986 B7
Bulletins 1987 B7
     
Bulletins Year Box
Bulletins 1988 B8
Bulletins 1989 B8
Bulletins 1990 B8
Bulletins 1991 B8
Bulletins 1992 B8
Bulletins 1993 B8
Bulletins 1994 B8
Bulletins 1995 B8
Bulletins 1996 B8
Bulletins 1997 B8
Bulletins 1998 B8
Bulletins 1999 B8
Bulletins 2000 B8
Bulletins 2001 B8
Bulletins 2002 B8
Bulletins 2003 B8
     
  Year Box
Bulletins 2004 B9
Bulletins 2005 B9
Bulletins 2006 B9
Bulletins 2007 B9
Bulletins 2008 B9
Bulletins 2009 B9
Bulletins 2010 B9
Bulletins 2011 B9
Book of remembrance undated B9
Church meeting minutes ledger 1950s B9
Church meeting minutes ledger 1940s B9
Legendary religious symbols. Framed shadow box undated B9
     
  Year Box
Scrapbook undated B10
     
  Year Box
Women's fellowship: handbooks, meeting minutes, membership and officers, correspondence, funeral meals 1949-2004 B11
     
  Year Box
Friendly circle 1962-1979 B12
Friendly circle 1971-1979 B12
Friendly circle 1988-1989 B12
Bazaar 1991-1996 B12
Bazaar 1998 B12
Bazaar 1999 B12
Bazaar 1999-2001 B12
Spiritual education Committee 1977-1984 B12
Correspondence 1963-1988 B12
Correspondence 1989-1997 B12
Financial/treasurer's reports (monthly) 1977-1985 B12
Financial/treasurer's reports (monthly) 1986-1987 B12
Financial/treasurer's reports (monthly) 1988 B12
Financial/treasurer's reports 1988 B12
Financial/treasurer's reports 1988 B12
Treasurer's reports 1988-1990 B12
Treasurer's reports 1991-1993 B12
Treasurer's reports 1994-1996 B12
Treasurer's reports 1997-2000 B12
Financial committee correspondence, minutes 1960-1986 (gaps) B12
Building and finance 1989-1995 B12
Building and finance 1995-1999 B12
Financial monthly ledgers 2000 B12
Financial monthly ledgers 2003 B12
Financial monthly ledgers 2004 B12
     
  Year Box
Newsletter 1961-1962 B13
Newsletter 1968 B13
Newsletter 1973-1976 B13
Newsletter 1979-1980 B13
Newsletter 1981-1983 B13
Newsletter 1984-1985 B13
Newsletter 1950s B13
Newsletter 1987-1988 B13
Newsletter 1989 B13
Newsletter 1990s B13
Newsletter 2000-2010 B13
     
  Year Box
Newsletter 1976-1985 B14
Annual reports 1956-1959 B14
Annual reports 1969-1985 B14
Church meeting reports and minutes: congregational meeting, Deacons and lay life, minister's report, annual report, buiding and finance, treasurer's report, executive board. Unfoldered 1965-2002 B14
Membership records    
  Year Box
Membership cards undated B15
     
  Year Box
Membership cards undated B16
     
  Year Box
Photographs undated B17

 

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