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First Presbyterian Church of Rockford

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Administrative Information

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Historical and Administrative Records

Membership Information

Financial Records

Church Groups and Committees

Audio-Visual

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Collection Overview

Title: First Presbyterian Church of Rockford, 1854-2010

Predominant Dates:1854-2010

ID: RHC/RC/325

Extent: 18.75 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 09/17/2012

Subjects: First Presbyterian Church of Rockford, Rockford (Ill.)

Abstract

The First Presbyterian Church of Rockford Records contain five series of records:  (l) Historical and Administrative Records, (2) Membership Information, (3) Financial Records, (4) Church Groups and Committees, (5) Audio-Visual.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The first series contains historical and administrative records. The first series consists of four subseries:  historical records, annual reports, board of trustees minutes and records and administration records. These include the history of the church from its founding in Rockford in 1854 and as well as correspondence. This section also contains other land and property deeds and ministerial records dating from the late 1800s, annual reports (1919-2010), session meeting reports (including late 1800s), by-laws, and additional administrative correspondence until 2010. Also included in this series are the church deeds of 1951 and 1954, deed and land titles of 1904 and 1954, hymn books (1917), and centennial church records (1854-1962). The second series, Membership Information, consists of three subseries:  records of church members and membership cards, bulletins and newsletters, and church-members correspondence. This series includes records relating to church members, membership cards, church bulletins and directories, church-member correspondence, member lists, reception and dismissals, bulletins and directories, church handbooks and baptism records from early 20th century. There are also memorial records of church members and eulogies (1961-1996). In one “Baptism” book, there is a list of Presbyterian members that were on the “Khaki Roll” from WWI. There is also a list of church members WWII roll call.

The third series consists of financial records, treasury reports, and communicant rolls. These include General Fund information pertaining to how money was collected and raised and specifically how the funds were dispersed, (1971-2011). There are records on the church building and fund from 1922-2006, treasurer’s reports (1877-1883), financial statements and reports(1942-2005), expenses and balances records (1941-1971), annual congregation and meeting reports (1933-1963) and stewardship records (1957-1994).  The fourth series, Church Groups and Committees, consists of three subseries; financial reports, church groups and committees and programs.  This series is the bulk of the collection. First Presbyterian Church was comprised of dozens of church organization committees. These include the audit, property, renovations, Eudokian, Thistle bookshop, witness and outreach, youth, worship, Christian education, Evangelism, missions, music, finance and stewardship, and women’s ministry committees.  The Church records contain information on how the different groups, organizations and committees within the Church raised funds and donated their time and money to those less fortunate both here and abroad. The Deaconess Committee was a women’s group that visited the sick and elderly, boosted their morale and assisted with their needs. The Eudokians were a young women’s group that existed for several decades beginning in the 1920s. They were involved in many church-related programs and charitable events. The Missions committee involved an overview of the Church’s purposes as well as mission trips. This series also contains information relating to various Church programs and the church scrapbooks.

The fifth series, Audio-visual, consist of seven subseries; photographs, slides, cassette tapes, films, phonograph records/reel to reel sound recordings, church artifacts, and oversize records. This series contains photographs and slides of the interior and exterior of the church, church members, youth groups, church mission trips, church celebrations and other church activities. Of particular interest is a film that features the exterior of First Presbyterian Church and surrounding area taken in the 1920s by the Eudokian Committee.  Also contained in this series are sermons on cassette tape and church artifacts.

Collection Historical Note

Several names in Rockford’s local history are mentioned in the collection and may be useful to researchers doing local history. Because Rockford began as a manufacturing center, businessmen were able to contribute to the growing community, including the Church. First Presbyterian was built on land originally owned by George Haskell, who acquired the land patent from the United States of America in 1842. This original land patent as well as subsequent land acquisitions and divisions is in the collection. In addition, the collection has information regarding prominent local figures involved in the original church formation. The First Presbyterian Church was formed in Rockford, Illinois in 1854. The first permanent building they used for church purposes was called “The Little Brown Church,” a simple rectangular building that was used until a more permanent structure was built. A fund was created in 1862 for the building of the new structure located on West State Street in Rockford, Illinois. When that church was outgrown, a new larger church was dedicated and opened in 1908 in a different location at the NW corner of North Main Street and Park Avenue, where it stands today.

The Church contains a large pipe organ that was an integral part of the church for many years. A special committee was formed for the funding of and building preparation for this organ.  Church meeting minutes make reference to the locating, funding and arrival of this organ. As the Church aged, additions and updates were desired and a capital campaign was begun in 1993 to raise the necessary funds. Due to declining membership and rising costs, the First Presbyterian Church of Rockford joined with another church, The Second Congregational UCC in 2011. Although the congregation continues to gather at their new home in Rockford, church leaders felt the need to archive the collection from First Presbyterian in order to maintain its individual and original histories.

Subject/Index Terms

First Presbyterian Church of Rockford
Rockford (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Alternate Extent Statement: 245 digital file (141 MB)

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

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

Technical Access Note: Electronic records may be accessed on the computer in the Center’s reading room.

Acquisition Source: Rev. Beth Wagner

Acquisition Method: Rev. Beth Wagner, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Rockford, donated the church records in three parts to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center between September and December 2012.


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[Series III: Financial Records],
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Series I: Historical and Administrative Records
Sub-Series A: Historical Records
Box 1
Folder 1: History, 1854-1995
Folder 2: Early History of First Presbyterian Church by J.S. Gimes, 1882
Folder 3: Early Church Design, Weekly Bulletin, 1908
Folder 4: Banquet Invitations, 1906
Folder 5: Memorials and Commemoration, 1898, 1968
Folder 6: 75th Anniversary, 1929
Folder 7: 100 Year Centennial Celebration, July 8-11, 1954
Folder 8: 125th Year Centennial Celebration, September-October 1979
Folder 9: Centennial Church Records, 1854-1962
Folder 10: 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration Guest Book, 2004
Folder 11: 150th Sesquicentennial Planning Committee, 2004
Folder 12: 150th Sesquicentennial Church Memorials, 2004
Folder 13: 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration, 2004
Folder 14: Presbytery of Blackhawk, Church History, 25th Anniversary, 1992-1997
Folder 15: Sabbath Sunday School History and Reports, 1869-1875
Folder 16: Dedication Services Manuals, 1857, 1908
Folder 17: By laws, 1971-2007
Folder 18: Church Deeds, 1951, 1954
Folder 19: Deed and Land Titles, 1904, 1954
Sub-Series B: Annual Reports
Box 1
Folder 20-22: 1919-1937
Folder 23-29: 1939-1947
Folder 30: 1976-1977
Folder 31: 1980-1982
Folder 32: 1985-1992
Folder 33: 1999-2002
Folder 34: 2004-2010
Sub-Series C: Board of Trustees
Box 2
Folder 1: 1863-1907
Folder 2: 1962-1966
Folder 3: 1968-1975
Folder 4: 1976-1978
Folder 5: 1981-1984
Folder 6-14: 1985-1999
Folder 15-16: 1986-1987
Folder 17: 2000, 2008
Sub-Series D: Administration
Box 2
Folder 18: Sessions Procedures Manuals, 1988-1990
Box 3
Folder 1: Session Procedures Manuals, 1988-1990
Folder 2: Administration, 1982
Folder 3: Budget, 1982
Folder 4: Building, 1982
Folder 5: Music, 1982
Folder 6: Program, 1982
Folder 7: Service, 1982
Folder 8: Goals and Objectives, 1995
Folder 9: Program Council, 1987-1989
Folder 10: Session, Deacons, Deaconess, 1992-1993
Folder 11: Clerk of Session Information, Memorandums, Correspondence, 1975-1976
Folder 12: Session Members and Elders List, 1967-1976
Folder 13: Handbook for Elders of the Session, no date
Folder 14: Dr. Fulton Correspondence, 1931
Folder 15: Reverend W. Kent Clise Installation Information and Correspondence, 1975
Folder 16-19: Reverend Clise Correspondence, 1980-1990
Folder 20: Interim Pastor Calvin M. Marcum, Information, Correspondence, 1980-1991
Folder 21: Reverend Calvin Marcum Correspondence, Information, 1991
Folder 22: Reverend David H. Barnes Information, Correspondence, 1991-1992
Folder 23: Annual Christmas Correspondence from Pastors, 1971, 1978, 1981
Folder 24: Correspondence to Church Members, General, 1983-2004
Folder 25: Minister of Music, Margaret J. Dean Correspondence, 1983-1991
Folder 26: Church Sermons, 1982-1983
Folder 27: Lay Leadership Handbooks, 1993, 2000
Folder 28: Leadership Retreat, 2001
Folder 29: Ministry Yearbooks, 1992-1993, 2001
Folder 30-31: Deaconess Reports, 1961-2001
Folder 32: Pastor and Church Staff Information, 1967-1971,  1993
Folder 33: Board of Deacons Meeting Minutes, 1981-1999
Folder 34: Treasury Reports and Communicant Rolls, 1863-1896
Folder 35: Pastor Bob Hillenbrand Retirement, 2010
Folder 36: "Conscientious Objection", Pastor James Adamson, 1971
Folder 37: Committee on Stronghold Ministries, 1985-1994
Folder 38: Director of Children, Youth Christian Education Job Summary, May, 2009
Folder 39: Director of Children and Youth Ministry Hiring, 1995-1996
Folder 40: Sunday School Programs, Children and Youth Director Documents and Activities, and Disc (1), 1992-1994
Folder 41: Interim Pastor Hiring, 2000
Folder 42: Administration Staff Job Description, 1979-1998
Folder 43: Staff Directory, 2003, 2006-2008
Box 4
Folder 1: Pastor and Staff Resignation, 1982-2004
Folder 2: Vocation Agency Employment Search Information and Church  Profile, 1975, 1986
Folder 3: Personnel Policies, 2009
Folder 4: Custodian Joe Lupton Records, Correspondence, 1969-1970
Folder 5: Staff Information Form, no date
Folder 6: Marion Wishhart Administrative Assistant, Information and Correspondence, 1968-1970
Folder 7: Minister of Education Job Description, 1976
Folder 8: Minister of Music, Margaret J. Hitchcock, Information and Correspondence, 1983
Folder 9: Pastor Job Description, no date
Folder 10: News Articles, Pastor Barnes, 1991
Folder 11: Personnel Policies, March, 1993
Folder 12: Associate Pastor for Program and Education, Mark D. Atkinson, 1984
Folder 13: Award (Certificate of Appreciation awarded by Northern Illinois Hospice Association), 1985
Folder 14: Church Adoption Assistance Correspondence, 1989
Folder 15: Guest Evangelical Preachers, 1984, 1989
Folder 16: Pastor Youth Fellowship Fact-sheet and Instructions, 1986
Folder 17: Administration, 1962-2008
Folder 18: Administrative Department Meeting Minutes, 1971-1976
Folder 19: Church Information Forms, 1971-1976
Folder 20: Outreach to Inactive Members, no date
Folder 21: Strategic Planning Survey, no date
Folder 22: "From Darkness into Light, Come" Church Painting Proposal, 1987
Folder 23: Harvest Fest, 1983-1990
Folder 24: Legal Issues of Sanctuary, 1986,
Folder 25: Feasibility Study, 1985
Folder 26: Church Computerization of Records, 1987-1990
Folder 27: Church Goals and Objectives, 1970-1995
Folder 28: Church Wish-Books, 1987-1988
Folder 29: Legal Correspondence, 1967-1970
Folder 30: Burpee-Wood Funeral Home Information, 1976-1978
Folder 31: General Assembly Meeting Minutes, no date
Folder 32: Presbyterian Church Assembly and Unions, 1952, 1956
Folder 33: Protestant Community Services, 1992-1995
Folder 34: Public Relations and Press Release Information, 1987-2001
Folder 35: Medical Benevolence Foundation, 1994
Box 5
Folder 1: Presbyterian Planning Calender, 2005-2007
Folder 2: Church Responses to Angela Davis, 1971
Folder 3: Photo Essay on Need for Church Growth and Facilities, no date
Folder 4: Brochures, no date
Folder 5: First Presbyterian Church First Dance Final Report, 2006
Folder 6-7: Pastor Calvin Marcum, Talks and Sermons, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1990, 1991
Box 6
Folder 1: VE Day Address, May 13, 1945
Folder 2: Children, 2004-2011
Folder 3: The Ten Commandments, J. Rodman Williams, November, 1957
Folder 4: Reverend Linthicum, 1962
Folder 5: Contemporary Service of Worship Music List, 1996
Folder 6: Communion Instructions, 2000-2007
Folder 7: Dr Ely Service in Dedication of Church Building, 1908
Folder 8: Student-led Worship, 2011
Folder 9: Thanksgiving Eve Service, 1986-1988
Folder 10: All Saints Day Correspondence and Information, 1984-1991
Folder 11: Church Advent Programs and Information, 1977-1991
Folder 12: Lent and Lenten Devotion Booklet, 1977-1999
Folder 13: Hymn Books, 1917
Folder 14: Worship, 1950-2006
Series II: Membership Information
Sub-Series A: Church Members
Box 7
Folder 1-4: Certificate of Dismission and Reception, January 1933-October 1940, October 1940-December 1945, September 1947-April
Folder 5-7: Notice of Dismissal, October 1910-June 1917, January 1926-December 1932, September 1953-January
Box 8
Folder 1-7: Directories, 1854-1969, 1982-1986, 1988-1999, 1998-2010
Box 9
Folder 1: Directories, 1987-2006
Folder 2: Membership, 1854-1971
Folder 3: Active Members List, 1904-1911
Folder 4: Financial and Marriage Records, 1917-1924
Folder 5: Baptismal Records, 1926-1927
Folder 6: Baptism of Infants and Adults, 1922-1926
Folder 7: Baptisms, 1915-1928
Folder 8-9: Congregational Meeting, 1870-1892, 1984-1991
Box 10: Membership Cards
Sub-Series B: Bulletins and Newsletters
Box 11
Folder 1-31: Bulletins, 1883-1947, 1954-1956, 1960-1968, 1972, 1978-1979, 1982-1993, 1997-2004
Box 12
Folder 1-13: Bulletins, 1980-1985, January 2005-December 2010
Folder 14-31: The Newsletter/The First Word, 1935-1967, 1972, 1977, 1979, 1992-1993, 1997-2011
Folder 32: Yearbooks, 1992-2003
Folder 33: The Kids Word, 1987-1989
Sub-Series C: Members and Church Correspondence
Box 13
Folder 1: Members Letters, 1949
Folder 2: Various Correspondence, 1965-1974
Folder 3: Property Documents, 1974
Folder 4-5: Clerk of the Session Correspondence, 1976-1978
Folder 6: Letters to Members, December 2000-February 2002
Folder 7: Mailing List, 1991
Folder 8: Attendance, 1987-1990
Folder 9: Senior Citizens, 1992-1993
Folder 10: Membership, 1999
Folder 11: Surveys, 1997
Folder 12: Church Growth Survey, 1991
Folder 13: Demographics, 1991
Folder 14: Zone List and Elders List, no date
Folder 15: Membership Rolls, 1956, 1958
Folder 16: List of Suspended Members, 1959
Folder 17: Letter of Transfer Pending, 1961-1962
Folder 18: Trustees, 1968-1970
Folder 19: Transfer, Reception, 1974
Folder 20: Colleges and List of Students, 1969-1972
Folder 21: Terminated File, Inactive and Suspended Members, 1958 - 1971
Folder 22-28: Membership Zone List, 1963, 1968-1972, 1974
Folder 29-34: Membership Information Form, 1994
Box 14
Folder 1: Membership Information Form, 1994
Folder 2: Church Informational Booklets, 1906-1992
Folder 3: Church Handbook, 1883, 1967, 1987
Folder 4: Church Booklet, 1986, 1987
Folder 5: Handbooks and Yearbooks, 1979-2006
Folder 6: Booklets, no date
Folder 7: Sunday School Rosters, 1992-1993
Folder 8: Memorials, 1968-1996
Folder 9: Memorials, 1964-1968
Folder 10: Tributes, Eulogies, 1961-1974
Folder 11: Funeral Requests, 1967-1993
Folder 12: Funeral Melody Requests, 1968
Box 15
Folder 1: Funeral Services, 1973-1993
Folder 2: Memorials, 1955-1981
Folder 3: Obituaries, no date
Series III: Financial Records
Folder 4-5: Treasurer's Reports and Communicant Rolls, 1892-1893; 1898-1904
Folder 6: Treasurer's Reports, 1877-1883
Folder 7: Financial Statements and Reports, 1942-2005
Folder 8: Expenses and Balance (Book), September 1941-1960
Folder 9: Expenses and Balance (Book), January 1960-January 1971
Folder 10: Expenses and Balance (Book), December 1962-January 1971
Folder 11: Expenses and Balance (Book), December 1962-January 1971
Folder 12: General Fund-Budget, 1971-2011
Folder 13: Budget, 2004-2008
Folder 14: Various Funds, Capital Campaign and Budgets, 1980-2010
Folder 15: Operating Budget, 1989
Folder 16: Budget Market Study, 1989
Folder 17: Scholarship Fund, May 1985
Folder 18: Market Study, May 1985
Folder 19: Market Study Questionnaire, January 1985
Folder 20: Annual Congregation and Meeting Reports, 1933-1963
Folder 21: Stewardship, 1957-1967, 1980-1994
Folder 22: Stewardship, 1957-1967, 1980-1994
Folder 23: Stewardship, 1957-1967, 1980-1994
Folder 24: Stewardship Planning, 2005
Folder 25: Building, 1922-2006
Series IV: Church Groups and Committees
Sub-Series A: Church Groups and Committees
Box 16
Folder 1-4: Building and Grounds, 1962-1970, 1972-1978, 1982-1988, 1990-1998
Folder 5: Barbara Coleman Control Drawings, Area Property Maps and Drawings, 1973, 1974
Folder 6: Building new addition, Architect, 1958
Folder 7: Building Fund, 1862
Folder 8: Parking Lot Lease, 27 March, 1987
Folder 9: Renovations, 1993
Folder 10: Amcore Bank Appraisal, 1994
Folder 11-12: Insurance, 1964-1970
Folder 13: Board of Trustees, 1958-1968
Folder 14: Mortgage Papers, 1994, 1998
Folder 15: Tax Correspondence, 1975-1978
Folder 16: Appraisal, 1994
Folder 17: Burpee Wood Funeral Home Appraisal, 2004
Folder 18: Inheritance Tax Return, 1973
Folder 19: Executive Committee Capital Campaign, no date
Folder 20: Capital Campaign Committee and Church Renovation, 1993
Folder 21: Building for Tomorrow Campaign, 1993
Folder 22: "Build for Tomorrow" Capital Campaign, no date
Folder 23-24: Capital Campaign, 1993-1995
Folder 25: Capital Improvement Plan, 1982
Folder 26: Wills, 1989-1997
Folder 27: Estate Deed, 1879, 1888
Folder 28: Will of Elizabeth T. McMenemy, 1981-1983
Folder 29: Estate of Kathryn Ralston and William Ralston, 1982-1984
Folder 30: Pledges and Giving, 1987-1992
Folder 31: Advertizing Committee, 2002-2004
Folder 32: Audit Committee, 1971-2010
Box 17
Folder 1-12: Property Committee, 1976-2008
Box 18
Folder 1: Property Committee, 2005-2009
Folder 2-4: Renovations Committee, 1993-1994
Folder 5: Leighton-Ford Crusade , Christian Witness and Follow-up Committee, 1972-1973
Folder 6: Thistle Bookshop Committee, 1964-1978
Folder 7: Unicameral Committee, 1966, 1969, 1970
Folder 8: Witness and Outreach Committee, 1972-1988
Folder 9: Eudokian Committee, 1981-1984
Folder 10: Youth Sub-Committee, 1995
Box 19
Folder 1: Worship Committee, 1987-2006
Folder 2: Christian Education Committee, 2000|2011
Folder 3: Christian Education, 1960-1996
Folder 4: Children’s Ministries, 2000-2005
Folder 5: Teacher Appreciation, 1995-2002
Folder 6: Programs and Education, 1975-1996
Folder 7: Program Book, 1999-2001
Folder 8: Preschool, 1990-2001
Folder 9: Day School, 1970-1973
Folder 10: Christian Education Department, Audio Visual Resources, 1976
Folder 11: Sunday School Class List, 1994
Folder 12: Children’s Sermons, 1999
Folder 13: Children’s Chapel Songbook, no date
Folder 14: Vacation Church School, 1930-1931
Folder 15: Vacation Bible School, 1999-2001
Folder 16: Adult Lifestyle Classes, no date
Folder 17: Education Program, 1981-1984
Folder 18: Children’s Director, 1984-1990
Folder 19: Planning for Adult Classes, 1989-1995
Folder 20: Eudokian Meeting Minutes (Book), February 1959-December 1973, September 1974-December 1991
Folder 21: Eudokian Meeting Minutes (Book), April 1992-December 1996
Folder 22: Eudokians Photographs, 1952, 1956
Folder 23: Eudokian, 1966-1987
Folder 24: Eudokian Meeting Minutes, 1971-1997
Folder 25-27: Mariners, 1970-2006
Folder 28: Deacons, 1981-1991, 1981-1991
Folder 29: Education Fund Sterling Committee, 1985-1992
Folder 30: Photographs, no date
Folder 31-32: Endowment and Memorial Committee, 1967-1995
Folder 33: Evangelism Committee, Community Outreach, 1994-2001
Folder 34-35: Evangelism Committee, 1998-2001
Box 20
Folder 1: Program Ministry, 1975-1992
Folder 2: Program and Education Council, 1986-1988
Folder 3: Program Council Committee, 1995-1997
Folder 4: Chancel Guild, 1985-1989
Folder 5: Wedding Guild, 1956-2011
Folder 6: Mission Committee Records, 1898-2010
Folder 7: Mission Study Committee, 1998-2002
Folder 8: Mission Study Assessment, 2001
Folder 9: Missions Records and Booklets, 1960-1997
Box 21
Folder 1: Ellington Missions Trip, 2005
Folder 2: Koinonia Mission Trip, 2007
Folder 3: Missions Trip, 2002
Folder 4: Chancel Choir, 1981-1985
Folder 5: Chancel Music, 1986-1991
Folder 6: Music Department, Margaret J. Hitchcock, 1983
Folder 7: Music Committee, 1991-1999
Folder 8: Organ Committee Correspondence, 1906-1966
Folder 9: Church Organ and Organ Committee, 1963-1964, 1987-1988
Folder 10-11: Associate Pastor Nominating Committee, 1990-1998
Folder 12: Pastor Nominating Committee, 1982-1994
Folder 13: Strategic Planning, 1990
Folder 14: Session Committee, 2006-2007
Folder 15-17: Finance and Stewardship Committee, 1971-2011
Folder 18-20: Stewardship Committee, 1967-2001
Folder 21: Stewardship and Easter Sunday, 1989-1991, 1992-2001
Folder 22: Women’s Ministry Committee, 1993-2004
Folder 23: Women’s Fellowship Committee, 1983
Folder 24: Women’s Ministry Annual Report, 1996-1997
Folder 25: Women’s Ministry Retreat, 1994-1996
Folder 26: “The Women’s Word”, 1993-1996
Box 22
Folder 1: Presbyterian Women’s Board Meeting and Minutes, 1993-1996
Folder 2: Women’s Board Meeting Minutes, 1966-1970
Folder 3: Presbyterian Women’s Budget Ministry Fund, 1993-1996
Folder 4: Presbyterian Women, 1988-2005
Folder 5: Women of the Church, 1985
Folder 6: International Women's Day, 1996
Folder 7: Women’s Association, 1909-2009
Folder 8: Women’s Association Treasury Reports, 1956-1970
Folder 9: Women’s Association Accounts, 1962
Folder 10: Women’s Association Constitution and By-Laws, 1956
Folder 11-14: Women’s Association Minutes, 1941-1942, December 1952-December 1959, 1960-1967
Sub-Series B: Programs
Folder 15: Abound in Hope, 1985
Folder 16: Adult Retreat, 2008
Folder 17: Advent Activities, 1990-1998, 2000
Folder 18: Alternative School, 1973
Folder 19: Anavox Concert, 2001
Folder 20: 75th and 125th Anniversaries, no date
Folder 21: Annual Super Bowl Subs, 2003
Folder 22: Babyville, 2006
Folder 23: Babyville Coordinator, 1991
Folder 24: Boiler Fund Campaign, 1972
Folder 25: Boy Scout Ministry, 1967-1968
Folder 26: Camp Sunday, May, 1999
Folder 27: Celtic Cross, 1994
Folder 28: Christmas Celebrations, 1990-2001
Folder 29: Christian Education Volunteer, no date
Folder 30: Church Retreat, February 2004
Folder 31: Church Service Programs, 1905, 1939, 1942
Folder 32: Coffee House, 1971-1972
Folder 33: Community Outreach, 1969
Folder 34: Community Resources, no date
Folder 35: Concert Series, 1998
Folder 36: Cow Island Mission Trip, 2006
Folder 37: "Dance with the Son"Ministry Yearbook, 2005-2006
Folder 38: Daughter Banquet, 2009
Folder 39: Demonstration Area Approach to Presbytery Mission, no date
Folder 40: Third and First Camp Out, 2002
Folder 41: Choral Pentecost Readings, no date
Folder 42: Christmas Tree, no date
Folder 43: FPC Cookbook, 1954-1979
Folder 44: Downtown Mainline Ministry Union Team Meeting, 2006
Folder 45: Dramas, 1988
Folder 46: Educable Mentally Handicapped, 1972-1973
Folder 47: Faith Comes by Hearing, 1999
Folder 48: 30 Hour Famine, |2000, 2001, 2003
Folder 49: Family Advocate, 1990-1994
Folder 50: First Dance, no date, no date
Folder 51: First Hands Puppet Troop, 1995-1996
Folder 52: First Light Breakfast, 1984-1991
Folder 53: First Light Lunch|, 1994-1995
Folder 54: First Mystery Dinner, 2002
Folder 55: Second Mystery Dinner "Presidential Mystery", 2003
Folder 56: Third Mystery Dinner "Gangster", 2004
Box 23
Folder 1: First Updates, Notes of Interest, Prayers and Calendar, 2006
Folder 2: Halloween, 2000
Folder 3: Halloween Fun House, 1992
Folder 4: House Church Training Institute, no date
Folder 5: Junior High Fellowship Information Correspondence, 1984
Folder 6: Junior High Workcamp, 1992-2004
Folder 7: Kemmerer Village, 1988-1989
Folder 8: Ken Dobson, Thailand, 1989
Folder 9: Kiwanis Club Recognitions, 2002-2004
Folder 10: Lay leaders, 1993
Folder 11: Lent "The Way of the Cross", no date
Folder 12: Lenten Devotions, 1978, 1980
Folder 13: Making Time for the Soul, no date
Folder 14: Mariners, 1991-2004
Folder 15: MELD, 1992-1998
Folder 16: Memory Work, 2012
Folder 17: Mendelssohn Club, 1884, 1959-1971
Folder 18: Men's Breakfast, 1970-1972
Folder 19: Mentor Training, September, 1999
Folder 20: Mentors and Mentees, 1999
Folder 21: Mentoring, no date
Folder 22: Mission Possible, 1995
Folder 23: Mobile Meals, 1995-2001
Folder 24: Moonlight Egg Hunts, no date
Folder 25: Mothers Day Day Out, no date
Folder 26: Noon Lenten Sessions "Self-Care Soul-Care", 2001-2003
Folder 27: Outdoor Ministry, 1990-1994
Folder 28: Christmas Caroling, 1940-1945
Folder 29: Passover Seder, 2005
Folder 30: Pause-to-Pray, 1971-1972, 1975
Folder 31: Planning Retreat, 1995
Folder 32: Pollard Memorial Library, no date
Folder 33: Prayer Partners, 1995-1996
Folder 34: Preschool, 1962-1994
Folder 35: Primary Gathering, 1993-1994, 1996
Folder 36: Publicity Packet Ghana, 2003
Folder 37: Puppets, 1997-1998, 2011
Folder 38: Quarter A Dip and Stock Exchange, 1994
Folder 39: Quarter A Dip, 1988, 1994
Folder 40: Quarter A Dip, 1996
Folder 41: Rally Day, 1986-1991
Folder 42: Rally / Kick Off Ideas, no date
Folder 43: Reason for the Season Play, 2005
Folder 44: Rockford Homeless, 1985, 1987
Folder 45: Rockford YMCA, 1987-1989
Folder 46-47: "Self Care Soul Care", 2002-2004
Folder 48: "Self Care Soul Care" Lenten Lunch, 2003-2008
Folder 49: Senior Citizens, 1975-1976
Folder 50: Shelter Care Ministry, 1994-1995
Folder 51: Sinnissippi Tree Decorating Program, 1994
Folder 52: Snow Camp, 2007
Folder 53: Soup Kitchen, 1995-2001
Folder 54-58: Souper Bowl, 1999-2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
Folder 59: Spanish American War Resolution on Temperance, 1898
Folder 60: Sub-Sale, 2005
Folder 61: Summer Camps, 2006
Folder 62: Teacher Recognition, 2000
Folder 63: Toddler Town Attendant, no date
Folder 64: Vacation Bible School, 1991-1999
Folder 65: Various Groups, 2006
Folder 66: Washington DC trip, 2004
Folder 67: Wednesday Night Infant-Toddler, no date
Folder 68: West Side Community Organization Prospectus, 1968
Folder 69-70: Workcamp, 1988-1992, 1996
Folder 71: Workcamp Photo CD, Teen Workcamp, Ellington (MO), July 2005
Box 24
Folder 1: Youth and Confirmation, 1984-2002
Folder 2: Youth, 1987-2005
Folder 3: Youth Group, Work Camp, 1991-1993
Folder 4-6: Church Scrapbook, 1954-1960, 1961-1967, 1965-1971
Folder 7: Newspaper Articles, 1960s, 1970s
Box 25: Scrapbooks (2), no date
Series V: Audio-Visual
Sub-Series A: Photographs
Box 26
Folder 1: Church History (21), no date
Folder 2: Building (94), no date
Folder 3-4: Church (30), 1892-1929, no date
Folder 5: Church Pageant (5), 1954
Folder 6: Church Patrons and Group (40), 1960s
Folder 7-8: Dr Williams Era (58), 1960s
Folder 9: Church Preschool (32), 1962-1967
Folder 10: Church Publicity (54), 1988
Folder 11: Mariners (54), 1988
Folder 12: Vacation Bible School (3), 1990s
Folder 13: Youth Group Senior High (20), 1990
Folder 14: Holiday (36), 1990-1992
Folder 15: Senior High, Photocopies (19), 1990
Folder 16: Fall Festival (28), 1990
Folder 17: Youth Group Workcamp (35), 1991
Folder 18: Youth Group Mud Volleyball and Camping, Photocopies (128), 1991
Folder 19: Mariners (54), 1991-2004
Folder 20: Youth Group Workcamp (47), 1992
Folder 21: Youth Group (33), 1993
Folder 22: Vacation Bible School, Photocopies (38), 1999
Folder 23: Golf Outing and Bar-B-Q (21), no date
Folder 24: Youth Activities (24), no date
Folder 25: Church Music (17), no date
Folder 26: Architectural Drawings (12), no date
Folder 27: Negatives (9), 1954
Folder 28: Church Patrons (119), 1960s
Folder 29: Church Activities (45), 1963-1990
Folder 30: Pre-School (48), 1984-1987
Folder 31: Group Members (10), 1987, 1993, no date
Folder 32: Group Activity (37), 1990s
Folder 33: Building (Exterior) (25), 1991
Folder 34: St Patrick's Day, 1993
Folder 35: Vacation Bible School (18), 2000
Folder 36: Programs (10), 2001
Folder 37: Church Building (13), 2001
Folder 38: Easter Egg Hunt (14), 2006
Folder 39: Group Activities (80), 1965
Folder 40: Confirmation (6), 1983-1996
Folder 41: Church Group (42), 1963-1969
Folder 42: Youth Group (142), 1969-1993
Folder 43: Dr Adamson (21), 1968
Folder 44: Group Members (14), 1920-1935
Folder 45: Preschool and Photocopies (51), 1993-1994
Folder 46: Mariners, Photocopies (22), 1988
Folder 47: Dr Fulton (6), 1952
Sub-Series B: Slides
Box 27
Folder 1-3: Preschool, August 1971-April 1980, no date
Folder 4-8: Microfilm Plan of Building, 1976
Folder 9: Tennesse Mountain, 1990
Folder 10: Work Camp, 1994
Folder 11: Children, July 1994
Folder 12: Various, August 1994
Folder 13: First Preschool Karl S. (Amish), no date
Folder 14: Workcamp, no date
Sub-Series C: Cassette Tapes
Box 28
Item 1-34: October 1970; April 11, 1976-November 20, 1977
Box 29
Item 1-42: December 18, 1977-August 12, 1979
Box 30
Item 1-34: December 27, 1987-September 11, 1988
Box 31
Item 1-34: September 18, 1988-April 16, 1989
Box 32
Item 1-38: April 23, 1989-March 24, 1991
Box 33
Item 1-41: March 31, 1991-May 17, 1992
Box 34
Item 1-41: May 24, 1992-April 30, 2001
Box 35
Item 1-39: no date
Box 36
Item 1-3: Hymns, no date
Item 4-6: Sermons and Hymns, no date
Item 7-9: Hymns and Narration, no date
Item 10-11: Concerts, no date
Item 12-13: Requiem, no date
Item 14: Choir, no date
Sub-Series D: Films (16mm)
Box 37: "Eudokian" Reel 1, no date
Box 38: "Eudokian" Reel 2, no date
Box 39: "The Presbyterians", no date
Sub-Series E: Phonograph Record and Reel to Reel Sound Recordings
Box 40
Grouping 1: Phonograph Record: Rockford Church Choirs at Christmastime, no date; The Medicare 7, 8 or 9 “Make a Joyful Noise”, no date.
Grouping 2: Reel to Reel Sound Recordings: “Youth Sunday Worship Service”, January 26, 1969; “An Evening with Avery and Marsh” July 20, 1973.
Box 41: Ceramic Plate (1), Church Rubber Stamp (1), Church Bank-Cash Pouch Bag (1), Metal Engraving of Cross (1), Badges on Cloth (5), Church Plaque (1), Church Tin Print (1), no date
Box 42
Folder 1: Newspaper articles-Photocopies (17), 1956-2006; Rockford Morning Star article (1), 1954; “Rockford 50,000: 1909- 1910" (1), no date.
Folder 2: Sunday School Picnic at Honenegah Park  (1),1910; Church Building (exterior) (1), no date; Church Pledge (1), 1950.
Folder 3: Choir Photos (4), Spring 1982; Confirmation Class Photos (2),  1982, 1983; Reverend Pomnerenke (2), no date; Group Photo (3), no date.
Folder 4: "The Sounds of Music", advertisement (1),  no date; Administrative Calendar (1), 1991-1992; “Old Times Christmas Carols” (1), no date; “Burning Bush” sculpture print (1), no date; 125th Anniversary print (1) no date.
Folder 5: Planning Study (Architectural Drawings) (1), ca 1975; Various photos and negatives, no date (70), ca 1975
Folder 6: Diploma (1), 1913
Oversize Drawer 29
Folder 1: Posters and Charts (8), no date
Folder 2: “The Great Bible Land Dig” (1), June 1999
Folder 3: “The Great Bible Land Dig:” (1), June 1999
Folder 4: Photographs (18), no date
Folder 5: Church Floor Plan (3), 1953; Blueprint (Building) (1), 1926; Blueprint (Heating) (3), ca 1973
Folder 6: Church Building Plan (1), no date; Church Master Plan (2), 1981;  Survey (3), 1973, 2007; City of Rockford Illustrative Plan (1), September 1969
Folder 7: Photographs of Church events (159), no date;  “Faran Dometz and Family - Christmas in Rockford” (3), 1988; Missionaries Ecumenial Ministers (6), no date; Flat River Workcampers newsarticles (7), 1999; Stephen Ministry Commissioning (6), 2002
Folder 8: Alterations to Sanctuary, C. Edward Ware (Architect) (1), no date

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