EPWORTH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (ATLANTA, GA.)
Epworth United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1891-2008

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-4166

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/swh04


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Epworth United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Epworth United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1891-2008
Call Number:Record Group No. 087
Extent: 11.44 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Abstract:Contains guest books, membership rolls, church registers, business meeting notes, photographs, scrapbooks, and other general church records.
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

Transferred from the Atlanta Emory District of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2018.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Epworth United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, RG 087, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Emily Corbin, 2018.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Epworth United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia was founded in the fall of 1890 by Judge and Mrs. C. W. Smith. The church first met in Mayson Academy, but by 1892 the first building was built on the corner of South Mayson Avenue and La France Street. This building was struck by lightening and destroyed by fire in 1897, but a new sanctuary was erected on the same lot shortly thereafter. Due to the growth of the congregation, in 1928 the church relocated to a larger building on McLendon Avenue. In 1959 the pastor and congregation dedicated their new sanctuary. In 2016 Epworth United Methodist Church merged with Druid Hills United Methodist church to become Neighborhood Church in Candler Park.

Scope and Content Note

The Epworth United Methodist Church records span the years of 1891-2008. This collections contains membership information, guest books, quarterly conference records, business meeting notes, and other manuscripts, notes, and clippings describing events occurring at the church. This collection also contains photographs of Sunday school classes and activities at the church. In addition, there are scrapbooks created by the women's missionary society at the church from 1934-1987.

Arrangement Note

Organized by content.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Guest book, 1951-1953
1 2 Guest book, 1953-1957
1 3 Membership roll, circa 1995
1 4 Membership roll (1 of 2), circa 1962
1 5 Membership roll (2 of 2), circa 1962
1 6 Membership roll, circa 2000
2 1 Membership records, 1955-2008
2 2 Church register, 1891-1930
2 3 Church register, 1891-1953
2 4 Church register, 1931-1939
2 5 Ministries packet, 1985-1990
3 1 Quarterly conference records, 1919
3 2 Quarterly conference records, 1922-1926
3 3 Quarterly conference records, 1926-1931
3 4 Quarterly conference records, 1931-1935
3 5 Quarterly conference records, 1935-1936
4 1 Quarterly conference records, 1935-1938
4 2 Quarterly conference records, 1938-1940
4 3 Susannah Wesley class, class roll, financial records, meeting notes, 1929-1941
4 4 Sunday school record of attendance, yearbook, newspaper clippings, certificate of appreciation, 1920-1991
4 5 Methodism in the Atlanta metropolitan area, 1950-1970
4 6 Epworth church at Candler Park, annual church conference, 2000
4 7 Newspaper clippings, ground-breaking mortgage, congregation growth, 1951-1991
4 8 History of the working class, financial texts, city life photocopy, 1968-1994
4 9 Bulletins, 1941-2008
4 10 Sermon programs, certificates, directory, 1940-2013
4 11 Epworth Methodist church, programs, 1932-1933
4 12 Epworth Methodist church, programs, 1947-1975
5 1 Monthly time book, 1934-1941
5 2 Business meetings, young adult class, 1951-1954
5 3 Business meeting, workers class, 1960-1961
5 4 Business meetings workers class, 1975-1981
5 5 Business meeting, workers class (1 of 2), 1984-1995
5 6 Business meeting, workers class (2 of 2), 1984-1995
5 7 Constitution and bylaws, workers class, 1977-1991
5 8 Minutes, utopian class, 1946-1947
6 1 Annual church conference, Epworth church, 2000
6 2 Bill's palm sunday message, 1968
6 3 Report of the pastor, sunday school honor roll and attendance, 1929-1931
6 4 Epworth pastor history of 1891-2014, circa 1995
6 5 Friends of Epworth, 2010
6 6 Workers class, labor day camp, 1970
6 7 Miscellaneous photos, 1951-1962
6 8 Sunday school class photos, 1952-1979
6 9 Photo, unknown group of young people, circa 1890
6 10 Workers class, photographs, 1935-1983
6 11 Workers class, photographs, 1953-1986
7 1 J.B. Allen bible class, photo, records, 1948-1968
7 2 Utopian class, photo, minutes of board meeting, 1948-1962
7 3 Photos of children, undated
7 4 Altars of Epworth United Methodist church at candler park, undated
7 5 Scrapbook, Epworth United Methodist women, 1994-1995
8 1 Photos, Epworth UMC building, 1899, undated
8 2 Negative, Epworth UMC drawing, lindsay and maples architects, 1969
8 3 Photo, utopian class, 1949
8 4 Photos, men, undated
9 Scrapbook, Epworth Methodist womans society of christian service, 1942
9 Scrapbook, woman's missionary society, Epworth church, 1940
9 Scrapbook, woman's missionary society, Epworth church, 1936
9 Scrapbook, woman's society of Christian service and Wesleyan service guild, 1973
9 Scrapbook, woman's society of Christian service and Wesleyan service guild, 1943
10 Scrapbook, women's missionary society, Epworth church, 1938
10 Scrapbook, woman's missionary society, Epworth church, 1935
10 Scrapbook, Epworth United Methodist women, 1986-1987
10 Scrapbook, women’s missionary society, Epworth church, 1934
10 Scrapbook, women's missionary society, Epworth church, 1937
11 Scrapbook, women's missionary society, Epworth church, 1940
11 Scrapbook, young adult class, Epworth church, 1949
11 Scrapbook, susannah wesley class, Epworth church, 1953
11 Scrapbook, utopian class, Epworth church, 1943
11 Wesleyan service guild weekend, Lake Louise, Toccoa, Ga., 1952
11 Unknown scrapbook page, 1943
11 Membership book, 1931-1933
12 Scrapbook, Epworth United Methodist church, women, 1988-1989
12 Scrapbook, Epworth United Methodist church, women, bicentennial, 1984
12 Scrapbook, Epworth United Methodist, women, 1985
12 Scrapbook, women's society of christian service, 1972
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