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Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

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University of Texas Arlington

Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. Abilene District Assembly Minutes:

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. Abilene (Tex.) District.
Title: Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. Abilene District Assembly Minutes
Inclusive Dates: 1912-1913
Abstract: The Abilene District of the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene was formed in 1909, a year after the founding of the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. Annual conventions drew church members from across north and west Texas. This collection consists of a single minute book, recording minutes of meetings of the Abilene District Assembly in Hamlin, Texas (1912) and and Bowie, Texas (1913). Summaries of committee reports presented at those meetings are included, as are financial reports, and lists of attendees.
Identification: AR531
Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Church of the Nazarene is a religious denomination whose foundation is rooted in the uniting of many churches, most specifically those from the Holiness and Pentecostal traditions. Although the Church of the Nazarene was founded at a local level in 1895, a meeting in 1908 between the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene and the Independent Holiness Church is considered the official establishment of the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene as a national organization. To better manage its outreach activities, the new church was divided into districts, and the Abilene District was organized in 1909. The District Assemblies held in Hamlin, Texas (1912) and Bowie, Texas (1913) marked its fourth and fifth annual meetings.

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Scope and Contents

In addition to the regular business before the Abilene District Assembly, these minutes include committee reports on education, foreign missions, ministerial support, rescue and orphanage work, young peoples' societies, temperance and prohibition, and deaconess work. They also contain a roll and directory of ministers, and lists of ordained elders, licensed preachers, and authorized evangelists. Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Roberts and Rev. and Mrs. John F. Roberts, all of Pilot Point, Texas, and Rev. J. T. Upchurch of Arlington, Texas, played a prominent role in the assembly proceedings.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Cagle, Mary Lee--1864-1955.
Roberts, Grace Seal--1881-1963.
Roberts, J. P.--(James Pinkley)--1867-1937.
Roberts, John F.--1874-1964.
Roberts, Minnie Lindberg--1883-1929.
Upchurch, J. T.--(James Tony)--1870-1950.
Upchurch, Maggie Mae--1873-1963.
Organizations
Church of the Nazarene---Records and correspondence.
Church of the Nazarene--History.
Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene--Abilene (Tex.) District--Records and correspondence.
Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene--History.
Subjects
Nazarenes (Church of the Nazarene)--History.
Places
Abilene (Tex.)--History.
Bowie (Tex.)--History.
Hamlin (Tex.)--History.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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00198 AR530: Rest Cottage Records, 1901-1986.

00112 AR280: Berachah Home Collection, 1901-1985.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Geren J. Roberts, July 26, 2008.

Citation

Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. Abilene District Assembly Minutes, AR531, OS300, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2008.

Accessioned as number 2008-46.

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Container List

 
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OS300 Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene. Abilene District Assembly Minutes 1912-1913

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