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Collection TitleMC 19 ReligionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCalvin Brewer; Caitlin Kenney
Date Completed:Summer 2006
Date Updated:Spring 2010
Provenance:The Religion Collection is a series of donations made by the community.

 1st Presbyterian;  2nd Presbyterian;  Adventists; AME Zion;  Baptist; Beecher, Thomas;    Bentley, Richard;  Bethel Church;  Big Flats Episcopal;  Big Flats Presbyterian;  B'nai Israel;  Breesport Baptist;  Breesport Methodist Episcopal Church;  Catholic;  Cavalry Church;  Centenary M.E. Church;  Centenary Methodist;  Centenary United Methodist; Central Christian Church;  Century Church;  Chancel of Trinity Church;  Chemung Methodist Episcopal Church;  Christ Episcopal; Christian Endeavor Society; Christian Science;  Churches;  Congregation Shomray Hadath;  Dexter, E. W.;  Dundee Methodist Episcopal;  Elmira Baptist;  Episcopal;  Erin Methodist Episcopal;  Faith Temple;  First Baptist;  First Church of the Nazarene;  First Methodist;  First United Church of Christ;  Franklin Street Presbyterian;  German Evangelical;  Grace Church;  Hedding Methodist;  Henry, Rev. William T.;  Holy Trinity Lutheran;  Horseheads Methodist;  Horseheads Presbyterian;  Jewish;  Lake Street Presbyterian;  Lowman Church;  Lutheran;  Methodist;  Mormons;  Mount Saviour Benedictine Monastery;  Murdoch, David;  North Presbyterian;  Northside Community;  Notre Dame;  Oakwood Avenue Methodist Episcopal;  Oneida Community;  Our Lady of Lourdes;  Park Church;  Pentecostal;  Presbyterian;  Religion;  Riverside Methodist;  Russian Orthodox Church;  South Presbyterian;  St. Anthony's;  St. Casimir's;  St. Charles Borromeo;  St. John the Baptist;  St. Mary's;  St. Matthew's;  St. Nickolas;  St. Patrick's;  St. Peter & Paul;  St. Vincent De Paul;  St. Nicholas Ukrainian;  Stough Evangelistic Campaign;  Sullivanville Church;  Trinity Church;  United Methodist - Catlin;  Van Etten Churches;  Webb Mills Methodist;  Wellsburg Baptist;  Westminster Presbyterian;  Westside Methodist.

Notes:More information can be found in the following collections:  Alfred "Chick" Hilbert Files (CF 6100 - 6135); Archival Collection (Cl 05 - Mabel Wood Collection, CL 08 - J. Arthur Kieffer Collection, CL 12 - Carl Edward Howell Collection, CL 20 - Hardin Collection, CL 37 - Temple B'Nai Israel); Clark Wilcox Papers (CWP 1, 2, 18, 25, 26, 30, 36); Flat Files (FF); Manuscript Collection (MC 39 - Communications, MC 40 - Thomas Beecher/ Beecher Family, MC 74 - People, MC 82 - People); Maps, Architectural Drawings, Oversized (MP); Photograph Collection (PC 20, 37, 38, 39, 74); Postcard Collection (PTC); Stereographic Cards (SC 4), Subject Files (VF 380-010 - 380-225).
Extent3 linear feet
Date Span1870-present
AbstractThe Religion Collection contains church brochures, programs, histories and other documents relating to the various churches located in Elmira and Chemung County.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Service in memory of King George V, Grace Church, January 26, 1936.ProgramC0901
Program - The Ordering to the Diaconate of Ralph Truman Fudge and Martin Gough Townsend, Grace Church, June 20, 1968.ProgramC0902
Program - Sing and Play with Joy: First Sunday in Lent services, Grace Church, March 7, 1965.ProgramC0902
Booklet - "The Order for Holy Baptism", Grace Church, circa. 1984-1994.BookletC0903
Booklet - "Tenebrae", Grace Church, circa. 1984-1994.BookletC0904
Booklet - "The Celebration of a New Ministry", Grace Church, November 1, 1986.BookletC0905
Program - "Celebrate Grace Church Night", Grace Church, November 14, 1987.ProgramC0906
Booklet - "The Ordination of David Tallmadge Andrews Jr. to the Sacred Order of Priests", Grace Church, September 12, 1991.BookletC0907
Booklet - "A Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas", Grace Church, December 18, 1994.BookletC0908
Invitation - The induction of Rev. Donald William Matthews as the new rector, Grace Church, 1998.InvitationC0909
Invitation - A reception and luncheon for clergy and parish, Grace Church, October 17, 1908.InvitationC1001
Book - "The Book of Grace Church" by Rev. Arthur B. Rudd, Grace Church, 1914.BookC1002
Pamphlet - "Bishop Michael E. Coleman to Preach Mission", Grace Church, 1964.PamphletC1003
Booklet - "Grace Church Annual Report: 1975", Grace Church, January 11, 1976.BookletC1004
Handbill - The Holiday Schedule, Grace Church, circa. 1980-1990.HandbillC1005
Pamphlet - The history and organizations, Grace Church, circa. 1980-1990.PamphletC1006
Booklet - Service Music, Grace Church, circa. 1980-1990.BookletC1007
Letter - The Rev. Richard F. Kuenkler to the parish on the upcoming Holy Week, Grace Church, March 14, 1988.LetterC1008
Booklet - "Grace Abounding", Grace Church, November 1988.BookletC1009
Handbill - 10th Annual Heritage Day Festival, Grace Church, September 8, 1990.HandbillC1010
Handbill - 4th Annual Harvest Dinner, Grace Church, October 27, 1990.HandbillC1011
Booklet - "The New Book of Grace Church", Grace Church, 1991.BookletC1012
Handbill - "Christian Education", Grace Church, 1991-1992.HandbillC1013
Letter - Rev. Richard F. Kuenkler to parish on Easter, Grace Church, 1992.LetterC1014
Letter - Rev. Richard F. Kuenkler to parish on Advent and Christmas, Grace Church, 1992.LetterC1015
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