FINCHER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (MEANSVILLE, GA.).
Fincher United Methodist Church records, 1866-2008

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fincher United Methodist Church (Meansville, Ga.).
Title: Fincher United Methodist Church records, 1866-2008
Call Number:Record Group No. 085
Extent: 8 cubic feet (16 boxes)
Abstract:Contains the church records for Fincher United Methodist Church of Meansville, Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift of Life Springs United Methodist Church (March 2018)

Custodial History

Received at Pitts Library from George Norris, former member of Fincher United Methodist (March 2018)

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], title statement, RG 085, Fincher United Methodist Church (Meansville, Ga.) records, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Brandon Wason with Meredith Walter and Joel Cho, June 2018.


Collection Description

Organizational History

Fincher United Methodist Church was named for Joseph and Mary Horne Fincher, who moved to Meansville, Pike County from South Carolina in 1821. The Finchers donated the land for the church, which was established around the year 1822. The first pastor was Andrew Hamil in 1823. It is thought that the church was first part of the twenty-four point circuit, Monroe Circuit. It later became part of the Zebulon Circuit until 1866 when the circuit was divided. Fincher was part of the Pike Mission which was established around this time and later changed to Milner Circuit. In 1903 Fincher was back on the Zebulon Circuit, and the next year it was on another circuit. Fincher came back to the Zebulon Circuit with Zebulon, Concord, Hollonville, Jolly, and Century Nelson in 1911. By 1918, the only churches remaining were Zebulon, Fincher and Concord and remained that way until 1947. Fincher asked for full-time status in 1961 at the annual conference, and a new parsonage was established the same year. In 1972, due to the small size of Molena United Methodist Church it was determined that the Fincher-Molena Charge should be established and Fincher would subsidize Molena. The church closed doors and now Life Springs Church (UMC) in Zebulon, GA exists in the area.

Scope and Content Note

This collection dates from 1866 to 2008 and contains charge conference records, administrative councils records, board minutes, reports from trustees, budgets and ledgers. It also contains church bulletins and yearbooks and notes from the Women’s Society of Christian Service. In addition to materials related to Fincher United Methodist Church, the collection also contains records related to Molena Methodist Church (Molena, Ga.) and Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church South (Barnesville, Ga.).

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Account Audits by Charles McClelland, 2004
1 2 Admin Council (Evangelism, Education, S.P.R.C Church, 2000
1 3 Admin Council, 1997
1 4 Administration Council (1 of 2), 2004-2005
1 5 Administration Council (2 of 2), 2004-2005
1 6 Administrative Board, 1980
1 7 Administrative Council General Information, 2001
2 1 Administrative Council Meeting Previous Years (1 of 2), 1999-2001
2 2 Administrative Council meeting Previous Years (2 of 2), 1999-2001
2 3 Administrative Council Meeting, 2007
2 4 Bill Beavers Pastor, 1988
2 5 Board Minutes, 1958-1963
2 6 Board Minutes, 1980-1984
2 7 Board Minutes (1 of 2), 1989-1991
3 1 Board Minutes (2 of 2), 1989-1991
3 2 Budget Finance Reports, 1991
4 11 Bulletins, 1975-1990
5 1 Bulletins, 1995
5 2 Bulletins, 1996
5 3 Bulletins, 1997
5 4 Bulletins, 1998
3 3 Charge Conference and membership audit listing, 1996
3 4 Charge conference, 1930-1937
3 5 Charge Conference, 1978-1979
3 6 Charge conference, 1982
3 7 Charge Conference, 1983-1984
3 8 Charge Conference, 1984
3 9 Charge Conference, 1985
3 10 Charge Conference, 1986
3 11 Charge Conference, 1989
3 12 Charge Conference, 1990
4 1 Charge conference, 1990
4 2 Charge Conference, 1993-1994
4 3 Charge Conference, 1995
4 4 Charge Conference, 1996
4 5 Charge Conference, 1998, 2002, 2001, 2005
4 6 Charge Conference, 2000
4 7 Charge Conference, 2002
4 8 Charge Conference, 2003
4 9 Charge Conference, 2004
4 10 Charge Conference, 2004 Oct 27
5 5 Church history, 1944-1972
5 5 Church history, 1981
5 6 Church mailing list, circa 1980
5 7 Church meetings, procedures, reports (1 of 2), 1992-1996
5 8 Church meetings, procedures, reports (2 of 2), 1992-1996
5 9 Church register, 1879-1902
6 1 Church report, 1960
6 2 Church report, 1972
6 3 Church report, 1980
6 4 Church reports, 1988
6 5 Church reports, 1988-1990
6 6 Class books (1 of 2), 1944-1989
6 7 Class books (2 of 2), 1944-1989
6 8 Commission on education, missions, youth fellowship, pensions crusades, 1968, 1977-1978
6 9 Commission on worship, 1964-1966
6 10 Committee of nominations and budgets, 1967
7 1 Committee on finance and report of treasurer, 1973-1975
7 2 Council on Ministry, 1978-1980
7 3 Current Budget, 1980
7 4 Delegate Handbook, program plans, conference handbook, 1960-1978
7 5 Directories and yearbooks, 1991, 1994-1995, 2001
7 6 Duplicate Board Minutes, 1982-1988
7 7 Financial Commitment of UMC and Treasurer reports, 1960
7 8 Financial Statements and commission stewardship and financing, 1961-1962
7 9 Financials, 1962-1964
7 10 Financials, 1965-1971
7 11 Financials, 1966-1967
8 1 Financials, 2006-2008
8 2 Fincher Church Conference Record, 1888-1889
8 3 Fincher Church Conference Record, 1900-1909
8 4 Fincher Church Conference Record, 1915-1989
8 5 Fincher UMC, 1969-1970
8 6 General Correspondence, 1962
8 7 Griffin Disctrict Conference delegate's handbook, 1979
8 8 Griffin District apportions Fincher elected officials, budgets, 1992
9 1 History Administration, Officers, Newspaper articles, 1978-1980
9 2 Homecoming, 1974
9 3 Improvement Committee, 1990
9 4 Ledger, 1930-1931
9 5 Ledger, 1951-1957
15 Ledger, 1958-1975
15 Ledger, 1979-1980
16 Ledger, 1987-1989
9 6 Meig's International Sunday School Record, 1944-1947
10 1 Meig's International Sunday School Record, 1948-1951
10 2 Methodist men 1964-66
10 3 Midway Methodist Church Yearbook, 1964-1965
10 4 Molena budget, 1965-1966, 1979
10 5 Molena church bulletins, 1966
10 6 Molena church documents budget, reports, admin board, 1993
10 7 Molena Church Reports, 1965-1966
10 8 Molena reports: treasurer, Christian Higher education, finance, 1987
10 9 Molena UMC budget, trustee and pastor reports, 1975
10 10 Nominations and Personnel, 1970-1975
10 11 Nominations, 1967-1968
10 12 Parsonage Finance Committee, 1961-1962
10 13 Past budgets 1971-1980
10 14 Proposed budget, 1967-1968
15 Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church South (Barnesville, Ga.) record book, 1866-1902
10 15 Quarterly Conference Reports, 1962-1963
10 16 Quarterly conference Reports, 1966-67
11 1 Quarterly conference, 1959-1964
11 2 Quarterly conference, 1962
11 3 Quarterly conference, 1962-1964
11 4 Quarterly reports handbooks, 1962-1964
11 5 Recordbook: deaths and offerings, 1974-1979
11 6 Records of Accounts, 1939-1942
11 7 Reports and Annual Audits, 2006
11 8 Reports Charge Conference, 1988
11 9 Treasurer Report, report of trustees, budget, 1980-1983
11 10 Treasurer's Reports, 1977-1992
11 11 Treasurer's Reports, 2000, 2004
12 1 United Methodist Men's Club, 1974-1976
12 2 United Methodist Women, 1990-1991
12 3 Vacation Church School, Yearbooks, 1945-1966, 1996
12 4 Wesleyan Christian Advocate subscription lists, 1962-1963, undated
12 5 Women's Society of Christian Service charter meeting, 1940.
12 6 Women's Society of Christian Service Notes, 1940
13 1 Women's Society of Christian Service Notes, 1950
13 2 Women's Society of Christian Service Notes, 1978
13 3 Women's Society of Christian Service Notes, 1986
13 4 Women's Society of Christian Service reports, 1968-1969
14 1 Women's Society of Christian Service scrapbook, 1940-1943
14 2 Worship, 2000
14 3 Yearbooks, 1973-1993
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