Refuge United Methodist Church Records

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Refuge United Methodist Church Records, 1650 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains the records of Refuge United Methodist Church along with its sister church Fairview United Methodist Church, both of Frederick County, VA. Included in the collection are Sunday School records, monthly church council minutes, membership directories, and state conference records dating from the early 20th Century to the early 21st Century.
(7 boxes) Last updated 12/08.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL: Refuge United Methodist Church was founded in 1889 after a bush meeting held by Rev. Frank A. Strother, the pastor of the Winchester Circuit at the time and a great founder of Methodist churches in the area, including both Refuge, and Relief United Methodist Church. The Refuge congregation met in a one-room school house near the site of the original bush meeting place until 1920 when the current church was built. The congregation today has over 100 members. Fairview Methodist Church was founded in 1867 by David Harris, the junior pastor of the Winchester Circuit. Originally a log cabin church, Fairview?s modern structure was completed in 1891 with the help of Strother. The church today has a membership of over 100.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carr, Clay B. and Mildred L., Historical Sketches of Places of Worship: Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia, Winchester Printers, Inc., Winchester, VA, 1988, pgs. 37, 50.

CITE AS: Refuge United Methodist Church Records #1650, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION: Financial Records,

Class Records

Church Bulletins, Church Council Meetings, Church Directories

Conferences

Sunday School Records

BOX 1 -- Financial Records

1929-1930

1930-1931

1931-1932

1933-1934

1940-1941

1941-1942

1942-1943

1945-1946

1946-1947

1947-1948

1948-1949

1949-1950

1950-1951

1951-1952

1952-1953

1954-1955

1955-1956

1956-1957

1957-1958

1960-1961

1961-1962

1962-1963

1963-1964

1964-1965

1965-1966

1980

1983

1983-1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

 

 

 

 

BOX 2 ? Financial Records

1934-1935

1938-1939

1941-1942

1946-1947

1949-1950

1952-1953

1953-1958

1954-1955

1957-1958

1959-1960

1963-1964

BOX 3 ? Class Records

1936-1937

1941-1942-1943

1944-1945

1946-1947

1948-1949

1949-1950

1950-1951

1951-1952

1952-1953

1953-1954

1954-1955

1955-1956

1956-1957

1957-1958

1958-1959

1959-1960

1960-1961

1961-1962

1962-1963

1963-1964

1964-1965

1965-1966

1966-1967

1967-1968

1968-1969

1969-1970

1970-1971

1971-1972

1972-1973

1973-1974

1974-1975

1975-1976

1976-1977

1977-1978

1978-1979

BOX 4 ? Class Records

1980-1981

1982-1983

1983-1984

1985-1986

1987-1988

1988-1989

1989-1990

1990-1991

1991-1992

1992-1993

1994-1995

1995-1996

1996-1997

1997-1998

1998-1999

1999-2000

2000-2001

2001-2002

2002-2003

2003-2004

No Date

BOX 5 ? Church Bulletins, Church Council Meetings, Church Directories

1936-1995 ? Refuge United Methodist Church Bulletins, 23 pages, printed

1996-1997 ? Refuge United Methodist Church Bulletins, 52 pages, printed

1948-Present ? Refuge United Methodist Church Reports, unnumbered items

1995-1996; 2006 ? Fairview and Refuge United Methodist Church Directories, two booklets, printed

1996-1999 ? Refuge United Methodist Church Council Meetings, 133 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

2000-2001 ? Refuge United Methodist Church Council Meetings, 49 leaves, typescript (photocopy), one item, printed

Miscellaneous Items ? Refuge United Methodist Church, unnumbered items

 

BOX 6 ? Conferences

1982 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 30 pages, typescript and printed

1983 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 12 leaves, typescript

1984 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 35 pages, typescript and printed

1985-1986 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 51 leaves, printed and typescript

1987 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 26 pages, typescript and printed

1988 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 18 pages, printed

1990 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 29 pages, printed

1991 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 28 pages, printed

1992 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 28 pages, printed

1992 ? Proposed Budget, and conference Appointments, 18 leaves, typescript

1993 ? Administrative Council Report, unnumbered pages

1993 ? Proposed District Budget, and Conference Appointments, 23 leaves, typescript, one booklet, 19 pages

1993 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 16 pages, printed

1993-1994- Reports to the Annual Conference, 40 pages, typescript and printed

1995 ? Report to the Annual Conference, 28 leaves, typescript

1995 ?Administrative Council Report, 52 leaves, typescript

1999 ? Report to the Annual Conference, unnumbered pages

Loose Items from Reports to the Annual Conference, 44 pages, printed and typescript

BOX 7 ? Sunday School Records

1945-1946 ? Treasurer?s Report, Refuge United Methodist Church, 19 pages, manuscript

1961-1971 ? Willing Workers Sunday School Class Records, one notebook

1970 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1971-1973 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1975 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1976-1978 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, 76 leaves, manuscript

1978-1979 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1979-1980 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1990 ? 1991 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1991-1992 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1993-1994 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, one notebook

1994-1996 ? Sunday School Attendance Records, unnumbered leaves

News Articles, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

1993-1994 ? Conference Reports