Spring Creek United Church of Christ (Rockford), 1960+
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Brief Description:

The collection contains both paper and electronic documents pertaining to the history of the Spring Creek Congregational Church since its founding by Reverend Richard J. Nielsen in 1960.

The collection includes annual meetings, reports, financial reports, and building development and construction.  Numerous church committees are represented, some extensively, through meeting agendas and minutes, and miscellaneous correspondence.  Those committees include: Cabinet, Christian Education, Commitment Ministry, Council, Diaconate, Finance Ministry, Growth and Evangelism, Memorial, Mission Board, Music, Nominating, Pastoral Care, Steering, and Worship Ministry.

Additional papers in this portion of the collection include newsletters, membership lists, pictorial directories and guest books, as well as photos, press clippings, correspondence, and scrapbook pages documenting church retreats, missionary service, and community outreach.

The collection also includes scrapbooks, chronicling the weekly church service bulletins, press clippings about the church and its members, photographs, weddings, and other special services.  Documents contained in the scrapbooks range from 1960 until 2011.

Electronic records may be accessed in the Center’s reading room.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/287
Volume: 8.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/28/2007. Additional records were added at later dates.
Access Restrictions: There are not restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Congregationalists
Rockford (Ill.)
Spring Creek Congregational Church, Rockford
Spring Creek United Church of Christ, Rockford
United Church of Christ
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Pastor Michael O. Simmons, Nancy Houtz, and Steven Tirrell  Pastor Michael O. Simmons, Nancy Houtz, and Steven Tirrell, donated the records of the Spring Creek United Church of Christ to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 28, 2007.