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Mayfield Congregational Church Records

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Historical and Administrative Records

Membership

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Financial Records

Building Fund/Construction

Church Organizations

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United Church of Christ

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Collection Overview

Title: Mayfield Congregational Church Records, 1849+

ID: RHC/RC/185

Extent: 10.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into eight series: Historical and Administrative Records, Membership, Committees, Financial Records, Building Fund/Construction, Church Organiza-tions, Audio-visual, and United Church of Christ. The third series, Committees, is arranged alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 10/00/1987. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Congregationalists, LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Mayfield (Ill.), Mayfield Congregational Church, Methodists, United Church of Christ, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Mayfield

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records from the Mayfield Congregational Church date from its organization in 1849 to the present, although the bulk of the material is dated after its affiliation with the Congregation-alists in 1906.  The collection is divided into eight series: Historical and Administrative Records, Membership, Committees, Financial Records, Building Fund/Construction, Church Organiza-tions, Audio-visual, and United Church of Christ. Series I, Historical and Administrative Records, contains historical documentation, church registers, annual reports, correspondence, church newsletters and bulletins.  A complete run of Church Registers from 1906 to 1984 contains minutes of meetings, lists of member’s marriages, baptisms, and deaths.  Membership information, the second series, includes letters of dismission and transfers, biographical information, membership lists and directory, and guest books. The third series, Committees, is arranged alphabetically.  The Financial Records series includes treasurer’s reports, bills and receipts, pledge information, gifts and investments, and insurance.  Series V, Building Fund/Construction consists of construction information for the church and the parsonage.  The records for the three Church Organizations included in Series VI, Ladies Aid Society, Mayfield Women’s Fellowship and Sunday School, consists of minutes and financial information which documents their activities.  Photographs and information from the National and Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ comprise the last two series. The addenda include further information regarding reports, newsletters, board and committee minutes, women’s fellowship, and financial documents.

Collection Historical Note

The citizens of Mayfield participated in the Methodist Rock River Conference as a stop on the circuit starting in 1845. Conference meetings were held at Mayfield, then know as Brush Point, in 1848 and 1851. At first services were held in the home of Mr. Ira Douglas and then at the Brush Point school house. In 1860 a group of citizens met at the school house to organize the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Mayfield. At that first meeting they elected a board of trustees, adopted a constitution and began plans for construction of a building to be located near the cemetery in Mayfield. The first board of trustees included Rev. William A. Nickerson, Stephen Townsend, and Reuben and Ira Nichols, all known for their involvement with the underground railroad.

In 1906 the church lost its ability to get pulpit supply through the Wesleyan Methodist organization. At that time the church changed its affiliation to the Congregational churches and began receiving pulpit supply through Wheaton College. It became a member of the Congregational and Christian Conference of Illinois during this period. In the early and mid-1960's, the Mayfield church joined the Northern Association of Congregational Christian churches which, eventually, became part of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ. The latter group consolidated the Congregational and Christian Conference of Illinois with the North Illinois Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Churches.

Subject/Index Terms

Congregationalists
LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Mayfield (Ill.)
Mayfield Congregational Church
Methodists
United Church of Christ
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Mayfield

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Addenda to the collection were added at a later date.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this collection, except Box 11, Folder 1-3, Pledges.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Mr. Charles H. Payne

Acquisition Method: Mr. Charles H. Payne, Chair of the Board of Trustees, donated the Mayfield Congregational Church Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in October 1987.

Related Materials: For additional information on Congregational and Methodist Churches, researchers should consult the Regional History Center's guide and reference shelflist.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series II.: Membership],
[Series III.: Committees],
[Series IV.: Financial Records],
[Series V.: Building Fund/Construction],
[Series VI.: Church Organizations],
[Series VII.: Audio-Visual],
[Series VIII.: United Church of Christ],
[Addendum 1],
[Addendum 2],
[Addendum 3],
[All]

Series I.: Historical and Administrative Records
Box 1
Folder 1-2: Church History, 1849-1990
Folder 3: Historical Documents found in Safety Deposit Box, 1906-1985
Folder 4: 125th Anniversary Worship Service, October 20, 1985
Folder 5: Transfer of Deeds of Mayfield Church Property
Folder 6: Diary, Written by Member of Mayfield Congregational Church, March 20, 1921-July 4, 1924
Folder 7: Recital, The Pupils of Ruby R. Nichols, 1917
Folder 8-9: Newspaper Articles, 1929-2001, no date
Folder 10: Mayfield Church and My Promises to Keep
Folder 11: Constitution and By-laws, 1860, 1966-1997, 2003
Folder 12: Constitution and By-laws, Drafts, 1966-1988, 2005
Folder 13: Governance of the Congregation
Box 2
Folder 1: Original Constitution and Minutes, 1860-1870
Folder 2-4: Church Register, 1906-1959
Box 3
Folder 1-3: Church Register, 1959-1984
Folder 4: Baptismal Records, 1971-1974, 1986-1990
Folder 5: Death Notices, 1972-1999
Box 4
Folder 1-4: Annual Report, 1957-2001
Folder 5: Quarterly Program Appraisal, January 19, 1966
Folder 6-7: Yearbook Reports, 1947, 1951-1966
Folder 8: Year End Reports, 1974, 1979, 1988-1990
Folder 9: Business Correspondence, 1956-1978
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1958-1992, no date
Folder 11: Events and Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1961-1975, no date
Folder 12: Minister's Correspondence, 1911-1966
Folder 13: Midweek Reminder, 1959-1961
Folder 14: Newsletter Mailing List, September 1990
Folder 15: Newsletters, 1966-1986
Box 5
Folder 1: Newsletters, 1987-1995
Folder 2-4: Mayfield Church News, May 1995 - December 2001
Folder 5-9: Bulletins, 1958-1994
Box 6
Folder 1-7: Bulletins, January 1, 1995 - April 22, 2001
Box 7
Folder 1: Minister Evaluation and Search, 1974-1983
Folder 2: Installation and Farewell for Reverend Armin Munz, 1979, 1984
Folder 3: Reverend Jeanne Vetere, 1984-1985, 1990
Folder 4-5: Missions, 1961-1986
Folder 6: DeKalb County Migrant Ministry, 1967-1969
Folder 7: Church Suppers, 1958-1987, 2001-2001, 2005
Folder 8: Pancake Supper, 1979-1987, 2001
Folder 9: Pancake Breakfast and Chicken Supper Flyers, 1996-2001, 2005
Folder 10: Custodial Duties, no date
Series II.: Membership
Box 7
Folder 11: Letters of Dismission, Notes Received, Records of Decision, 1951-1967
Folder 12: Letters of Transfer to Mayfield, 1946-1965, 1973
Folder 13: Correspondence: Transfers to Mayfield, 1942-1964, 1973
Folder 14: Correspondence: Transfers to Other Churches, 1942-1964, 1968
Folder 15: Certificates of Transfers, 1967-1985
Folder 16: Biographical Information, 1965-1967
Folder 17: Membership Profiles, no date
Folder 18-19: Membership Lists, 1969-1970, 1973-1974, 1977, 1985, 1988, 1992-1993, 1995, 1997-1998, 2004-20
Folder 20: Membership Directory, 1996, 2000
Folder 21: Member Accomplishments, 1970, 1981, 1989, 1996
Folder 22: Member and Friend Involvement, Interest and Participation Survey, 1995-1996
Box 8
Folder 1-2: Guest Register, 1955, 1960, 1968-1981
Folder 3-4: Guest Book, 1981-1989, no date
Folder 5: Christian, Education Report, 1990
Series III.: Committees
Box 8
Folder 6: Congregational Meeting Minutes, October 26, 1966, March 18, 2007
Folder 7: Council Meetings, 1966-1995
Folder 8: Council Meeting Minutes, 1997-2001
Folder 9: Deacons Minutes, January 29, 1969-December 4, 1977
Box 9
Folder 1: Deacon Reports, 1985-1989
Folder 2: Diaconate Board, December 3, 2000
Folder 3-4: Finance Committee, 1965-1990
Folder 5: Joint Parish Council, Treasurer's Report, 1979-1987
Folder 6: Junior Youth Rally, July 21, 1966
Folder 7: Memorial Committee, October 12, 1988
Folder 8: Mission Board Minutes, January 25, 1974-July 26, 1978
Folder 9: Pastoral Relations Committee, 1984, no date
Folder 10: Pastor's Report, 1974
Folder 11: Stewardship/Finance Committees, 1990-1997
Folder 12: Stewardship/Finance Committees: Church Growth, 1985
Folder 13: Stewardship/Finance Committees: Shepherd's Program, 1985-1986
Folder 14: Trustees, 1973-1976, 1983
Folder 15: Yoked Parish Covenant, 1979, 1991, no date
Series IV.: Financial Records
Box 9
Folder 16-19: Treasurer's Record, 1906-1968
Folder 20-21: Treasurer's Reports, 1976-1987
Box 10
Folder 1: Treasurer's Reports, 1988-1991
Folder 2: Account Ledger, 1969-1970
Folder 3: Ledger Sheets, 1977-1978
Folder 4: Budget, 1996, 2000-2001, 2005
Folder 5: Employee's Notebook, 1960-1961
Folder 6: Interest Income Statements, 1976-1977
Folder 7: Savings Books, 1947-1966
Folder 8-9: Bank Statements and Checks, 1970-1972
Folder 10: Deposit Slips, January 26, 1971-December 17, 1972
Folder 11: Bills and Receipts, 1970-1973
Folder 12: Bills and Receipts: Barnes & Roberts Oil Company Bills, 1970-1972
Folder 13: Bills and Receipts: Electric Bills, 1971-1972
Folder 14: Bills and Receipts: Telephone Bills, 1971-1972
Box 11
Folder 1-3: Pledges, 1957-1981
Folder 4: Estates & Gifts, 1970-1974
Folder 5: Lanan Trust with United Church Foundations, 1988
Folder 6-7: Stock Dividends, 1963-1978
Folder 8: Investments, Certificate of Deposit, 1987
Folder 9: Country Capital Investment Fund, Incorporated, 1968-1978
Folder 10: Insurance, 1961-1978, 1987
Folder 11: Insurance, 1960-1982
Folder 12: Certificates of Status of Exempt Property, 1970-1976
Folder 13: Tax Exempt Status, 1997
Folder 14: Tax Returns, 1982-1983, 1987-1988
Folder 15: Income Summary, 1981
Folder 16: Pension Board, Salary Report, 1988-1989
Folder 17: Clergy Salary and Benefits, 1985-1989
Folder 18: Church Finance, Miscellaneous, 1978-1988
Folder 19: Savings Books, 1956-1966, 1968-1969, 1973-1974, 1976-1990
Folder 20: Savings Books, Men's Club, God Squad, Memorial Fund, 1965-1970, 1978-1980, 1986-1991
Box 12
Folder 1-10: Check Registers, February 1955-December 1968
Box 13
Folder 1-6: Check Registers, December 1968-May 1991
Folder 7: Receipt Books, 1949-1963
Box 14
Folder 1-3: Bills and Receipts, 1960-1990
Series V.: Building Fund/Construction
Box 14
Folder 4-5: Building Fund Receipts, 1960-1962
Folder 6: Building Fund Account Book, 1959-1964
Folder 7: Electric Service Contracts, 1982
Folder 8: Equipment, 1949-1967
Folder 9: New Parsonage Survey, 1973
Folder 10: Organ, 1970-1976
Box 15
Folder 1: Well Construction, 1972-1974
Folder 2-3: Construction, 1959-1983
Folder 4: Mayfield Church Building Fund, 1960-1964, 1968
Folder 5: Mayfield Church Building Fund: Building Fund Treasurer's Reports, 1960-1961
Folder 6: Mayfield Church Building Fund: Building Fund Pledges, 1960
Folder 7: Mayfield Church Building Fund: Building Fund Checks; Deposit Slips, 1960-1961; 1960-1962
Folder 8: Mayfield Church Building Fund: Savings Book, 1960-1964
Folder 9: Mayfield Church Building Fund: Check Register, 1960-1968
Series VI.: Church Organizations
Box 16
Folder 1: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes, 1894-1922
Folder 2: Ladies Aid Society: Treasurer's Record, 1900-1932
Folder 3: Ladies Aid Society: Minutes and Treasurer's Book, 1932-1956
Folder 4: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Constitution and By-law, no date
Folder 5-7: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Minutes, October 14, 1958-December 7, 1995
Folder 8: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Correspondence, 1964, 1966, 1968-1972, no date
Folder 9: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Thank You Notes, 1952, 1955, no date
Folder 10: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Member List, no date
Folder 11: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Reports and Projects, 1959-1988
Folder 12: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: People of Faith, 1985
Box 17
Folder 1: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Luncheons, Suppers and Other Projects, 1941-1958
Folder 2: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Recipes, Ideas, and Other Helps, no date
Folder 3: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Programs, 1963-1986
Folder 4: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Mother's Day Programs, 1962, 1966
Folder 5: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Program Material and Committee Lists, 1961-1979
Folder 6: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Ledger, 1958-1967, 1974
Folder 7: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Treasurer's Reports, 1959-1965
Folder 8-12: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Check Registers, 1947-1969
Folder 13: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Newspaper Clippings, October 15, 1965
Folder 14: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: As You Go, 1972
Folder 15: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Do According to Your Faith, 1971
Folder 16: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: The Church Members Manual, 1949
Folder 17: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: The Joy of Singing, no date
Box 18
Folder 1: Mayfield Women's Fellowship: Bills and Receipts, 1947-1966
Folder 2: Sunday School: Constitution, no date
Folder 3: Sunday School: Yearly Convention Minutes, 1893-1910
Folder 4: Sunday School: Receipts & Expenditures, 1911-1924, 1926-1951
Folder 5: Sunday School: Minutes, Attendance & Collection, 1883-1888
Box 19
Folder 1-6: Sunday School: Attendance & Collection, 1897-1973
Box 20
Folder 1: Sunday School: Collection, 1974-1978
Series VII.: Audio-Visual
Box 20
Folder 2-3: Photographs, 1920, 1969, 1972, no date
Folder 4: Engraving of Building Committee, no date
Series VIII.: United Church of Christ
Box 20
Folder 5: United Church of Christ, Constitution and By-laws, 1961-1967
Folder 6: Issues Briefing Book, 1996
Folder 7: Congregational & Christian Church, Conference of Illinois, 1957-1962
Folder 8-10: United Church of Christ, Illinois Conference, 1965-1978
Folder 11: Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ, 1971-1972
Folder 12: Conference News, 1984-1985
Folder 13: United Campus Ministries, Staff/Program Report, September 1977
Folder 14: United Church of Christ, United Church Foundation, 1988
Addendum 1
Box 21
Folder 1: Mayfield Congregational Church Brochure, no date
Folder 2: Annual Report, 2003-2006
Folder 3: Newsletters, September 2003-Autumn 2007
Folder 4-6: Bulletins, April 29, 2001 - December 30, 2001; September 21, 2003-January 6, 2008
Folder 7: Bulletins, Mother's Day; Father's Day; The Service of Installation of Reverend Mary Gay McKinney, no date; 2006; November 9, 2003
Folder 8: Calendars, 2007
Folder 9: Council Meeting Minutes, September 4, 1979-December 4, 1984
Folder 10: Outdoor Ministries, 2006
Folder 11: Retreats, 2004-2006
Folder 12: Newspaper Clippings, 2003-2007
Box 22
Folder 1: Pastoral Counsel for Farmers, 1985
Folder 2-3: Farm Crisis Task Force, 1985-1988
Folder 4: Farm Crisis Task Force, Facing Agricultural Crisis Together, 1980-1984
Folder 5: Farm Crisis Task Force, Rural Americans Needing Support, 1984
Folder 6: The ABC's of Natural Church Development, 1998
Folder 7: Lombard Mennonite Peace Center Brochures, 2006-2007
Folder 8: Prairie Association, 2006
Folder 9: Council Meeting Minutes, 2002-2003
Addendum 2
Box 23
Folder 1: Annual Meeting, January 11, 1998
Folder 2: Annual Reports, 2004-2010
Folder 3: Council Meeting Minutes, November 1, 2005-June 17, 2008
Folder 4: "Our Church's Wider Mission" Conference, 2006
Folder 5: Stewardship Materials, 2006-2010, no date
Folder 6: Newsletters, March 2006-July/August 2011
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, June 9, 2007-January 28, 2011
Folder 8: Raise the Roof Campaign, 2007
Folder 9: Directory, Spring 2008
Folder 10: Program, April 27, 2008
Folder 11: Outdoor Ministries, circa 2010
Folder 12: Sesquicentennial, October 24, 2010
Folder 13: "Open and Affirming", Research papers by Dawn E. Jones, April 11, 1995, May 17, 1995, May 18, 1995, May 17, 1999
Folder 14: "Open and Affirming" Resources, circa 2003
Folder 15: "Open and Affirming" Meeting Minutes, April 27, 2004-February 2, 2006
Folder 16: The United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns, 2008
Folder 17: Buttons from the United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns, 2008
Folder 18: "Mayfield Church, through Marvin's poetry", by Marvin Roush, 2011
Addendum 3
Box 24
Folder 1: Annual Meetings, January 11, 2004-January 15, 2012
Folder 2: Annual Reports, 2004-2005, 2007-2010
Folder 3: Newsletters, 2011
Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings,, 2004-2010
Folder 5: Bulletins, 2011
Folder 6: Membership List, Officer Nominees, and Events, 2004-2011
Folder 7: Council Meetings, August 5, 2003- December 7, 2004
Folder 8: Council Meetings, February 1, 2005- December 6, 2005
Folder 9: Council Meetings, February 21, 2007- December 30, 2007
Folder 10: Council Meetings, March 5, 2008- October 7, 2008
Folder 11: Council Meetings, February 10, 2009- December 13, 2009
Folder 12: Council Meetings, February 26, 2010- December 10, 2010
Folder 13: Council Meetings, February 28, 2011- December 13, 2011
Folder 14: Committee Boards Reports Meeting Minutes, November 4, 2003- October 11, 2011
Folder 15: Trustees Reports, Minutes, and Meetings, March 29, 2005- March 22, 2011
Folder 16: Asset and Account Balances, January 31, 2009- March 1, 2009
Folder 17: Budget, January 31, 2007- December 2007
Folder 18: Budget, 2010
Folder 19: Budget, January 9, 2011- December 13, 2011
Folder 20: Clerk’s Reports, 2008-2011
Folder 21: Income and Expenses, April 30, 2008- December 31, 2008
Folder 22: Income Statements, March 31, 2005- October 30, 2005
Folder 23: Treasurer’s Report, April 2009- December 2009
Folder 24: Miscellaneous
Folder 25: Church Dinners and Fund-raising Meals, September 18, 2004- March 18, 2007
Folder 26: Sunday School Reports, Goals, and Proposals
Folder 27: Thank You Notes, May 17, 2007, January 8, 2008, July 2008
Folder 28: Prairie Association of Illinois Conference United Church of Christ

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