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Title Monthly newsletters and church service leaflets
Date 1890-2009
Scope & Content This subseries contains:
The Beacon, 1951-2009
Monthly Flash, 1991-1994
The Reporter, ca. 1935
The Voice, ca. 1935
The Belfry, unidentified dates
Church Service Leaflets, 1890-1999

Bound volumes:
The Beacon: 1851-1961(10 volumes)
Church Service Leaflets: 1938-1967 (missing volumes: 1940, 1954, 1955)
Scrapbooks containing both Beacons and Leaflets: 1967-1978

The Church Service Leaflets (or programs) are organized into two groups: Sundays and Religious Holidays, and Special Services. They are arranged in chronological order within. Leaflets document the order of service, hymns and readings for individual church services and any unique activities associated with a given service. Researchers will frequently find weekly notices inserted into the leaflet, which document other activities going on at the church. There are regular Sunday leaflets from 1938 to 1999. Leaflets from 1965 to 1977 and 1995 to 1999, however are far from complete. Other years, though not necessarily complete, are considerably more thorough. Missing years: 1940, 1955, half of 1967.

Special services, which date from 1890 to 1999, include memorials, burials, weddings, baptisms, celebrations, etc. They provide the same type of information as regular Sunday leaflets but pertain to specific and not necessarily religious events. There are considerably fewer special service leaflets. Researchers should cross reference specific years with regular Sunday leaflets.
Object ID 11.1.1.0
Level of description Subseries
Collection Printed materials, ephemera and publications
Parent ObjectID 11.1.0.0