Brookfield, Ohio. Slope Congregational Church. Records, 1866-1999 (bulk, 1870-1960).

Collection Information

Slope Congregational Church (Brookfield, Ohio)


1866-1999 (bulk, 1870-1960)


2 boxes (0.5 linear feet)

Collection ID #:

RG 4925

Conditions Governing Access:


Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Slope Congregational Church (Brookfield, Ohio) collection, RG 4925. The Congregational Library and Archive, Boston, MA.


Welsh and English

Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Steytler, April 2010

Historical Note

The Slope Church was organized in 1866 and was chartered in 1869. The first meetings were held in private homes. It was first known at the Welsh Congregational Church and their earliest records are in the Welsh language. The Congregation disbanded in 1999 after over a decade of debate. Reasons for disbanding included advancing age of congregants and low membership numbers.


Scope and Content

The majority of the collection consists of some ledger books containing meeting minutes and financial accounts and the Sunday school records. The earliest meeting minutes are in the second box for size reasons only.


Box List

Box 1
  Manual, History, Anniversary, By-laws and Constitution 1954, 1966, 1984
    Cash books 1870-1877
    Financial records and trustee minutes, some written in Welsh 1870-1892
    Financial, written in Welsh 1871-1903
    Meeting minutes, baptisms, membership 1939-1946
    Meeting minutes and membership 1969-1984
  Baptisms 1933-1947, 1944-1965, 1981-1999
    Lists 1933-1937, no dates
    Transfers 1936-1983, incomplete
    Guest Books 1966-1972
  History of church building improvements 1946
  Transfer out of Congregational Christian Conference to Conservative 1961, 1965
  Correspondence regarding NACCC and disbanding church 1989, 1996, 1999
Box 2
  Welsh Congregational Church Records (In Welsh) 1866, 1890-1891, 1935
  Sunday School Records 1878-1915, 1947-1964
  Sunday School and Youth Activities 1901-1904, 1922
  Christian Endeavor, meeting minutes 1898-1900
  Youth Fellowship Minutes 1956-1959
  Photograph - (panoramic, still rolled) of 8th Annual Women's Welsh Club of America 1922