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Woman's Missionary Society of the Lexington Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.) minutes

Woman's Missionary Society of the Lexington Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.) minutes

Descriptive Summary

Title: Woman's Missionary Society of the Lexington Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.) minutes
Creator: Lexington United Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.). Woman's Missionary Society
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1939
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3164
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lexington United Methodist Church was organized in Lexington, Georgia in 1823. In 1827, a church building was constructed on land purchased from John Moore for $100. This building was torn down in 1892-1893, and a new building was constructed in a different location on the same plot of land. A third church building was constructed on the same location as the second in 1955. The original parsonage was located elsewhere in the town of Lexington, but later a parsonage was built on the land sold to the church in 1827. A 1952 fire destroyed the parsonage, as well as all existing church records. A new parsonage was constructed immediately. By the 1990s, church membership had fallen sharply. Lexington United Methodist Church closed in 1994. Lexington United Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.) records, 1973-1994 -- Archives and Manuscripts Department, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. http://www.pitts.emory.edu/Archives/text/rg056.html (Retrieved August 10, 2009)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a ledger of handwritten minutes of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Lexington Methodist Church in Lexington, Georgia. Minutes contain the names of members, officers and visitors; location of the meetings; refreshments served; and details of songs, scripture, prayer and bible study during the meetings. Business topics discussed during the meetings include repair of the parsonage, beautification of the church grounds, support for missionaries in other countries, collection of dues, and contributions to charities.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Woman's Missionary Society of the Lexington Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.) minutes, ms3164, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Lexington United Methodist Church (Lexington, Ga.). Woman's Missionary Society -- Records and correspondence
Membership lists.
Minutes (administrative records)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Minutes, 1929-1939