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Riverside United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1969-1977

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/pq4p9

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Riverside United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Riverside United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1969-1977
Call Number:Record Group No. 032
Extent: 0.50 cubic ft. (1 box + 2 legal folders)
Abstract:Consists of one church register, three financial ledgers, and two folders of loose material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


[after identification of item(s)], Riverside United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Anne Graham, 2001.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The congregation of Riverside United Methodist Church was officially organized on November 23, 1969 by Atlanta-Marietta District Superintendent Dr. Charles Boleyn. The first service was held on September 7, 1969 at the home of the pastor Rev. James D. Hyder at 6195 Powers Ferry Road in Atlanta. Services were held at this location until September 1970, when the congregation began meeting at Heards Ferry Elementary School. In 1972 Rev. Jerry E. Phillips was appointed pastor and the church purchased a home at 6500 Scott Valley Road in Atlanta to serve as the parsonage. Both Rev. Hyder and Rev. Phillips were graduates of Candler School of Theology.

Church members received a parcel of 6 acres located on the corner of Northside Drive and Mount Vernon Highway, but were unable to raise sufficient funds to develop it. Membership was deemed insufficient to maintain the new church and the congregation voted to discontinue Riverside United Methodist Church. Two dates are given for the closing of the church: April 2, 1973 and July 1, 1978. The lot at Northside and Mount Vernon and the parsonage reverted to the authority of the Atlanta-Marietta District.

Scope and Content Note

The organization records consist of one church register for the years 1969-1977, three financial ledgers for the years 1969-1971, and two folders of loose material. The church register contains a large amount of information on preparatory and full church membership but limited records of baptism (1969), marriage (one in 1971), and none concerning deaths. The folder of loose material from the register contains certificates and correspondence regarding church membership.

The three financial ledgers detail church contributions and pledges, bank transactions, disbursements, and special offerings by members and non-members. The folder of loose material contains information concerning the church budget from 1970 and 1971. All three ledgers were maintained by the church Treasurer David A. Heinzmann.

Additional information regarding Riverside United Methodist Church is located in the district records of the Atlanta-Marietta District of the United Methodist Church North Georgia Conference, RG 025.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Church register, 1969-1977
2 1 Loose material, 1969-1975
1 Financial ledger, 1969
1 Financial ledger, 1970
1 Financial ledger, 1971
2 2 Loose material, 1970-1971