University of West Georgia
Grace Lutheran Church (Carrollton, Ga.).
|Title: ||Grace Lutheran Church records|
3.48 Linear feet
(8 boxes and 1 map folder)
|Abstract:||Grace Lutheran Church was formed in 1979, originally meeting in the Oak Mountain Academy gymnasium. The church moved to a storefront near Brown and Stewart streets in 1981. Groundbreaking for its own facility off of Bankhead Highway was held in 1983 and dedication services were held in 1984. Materials document the church's history, programs and services.|
Grace Lutheran Church was officially formed in 1979 due to the efforts of Elaine Holmes who contacted the Southeast Synod office of the Lutheran Church of America in late 1977 and inquired about starting a Lutheran church in Carrollton. A year later the LCA formally approved a mission church for Carrollton and soon after appointed Pastor Gregg Kaufman as the mission development pastor.
After six months of going throughout Carrollton in search for families who wanted to join the church, Kaufman found approximately twenty families who agreed to meet at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in November 1978 for a pot-luck dinner and to become acquainted. Pastor Kaufman continued to arrange similar meetings at other local churches during the following weeks while other sites were considered as a permanent area to hold worship services. In 1979, it was decided that services would be held at Oak Mountain Academy and the first worship service there was set for May 1979. Grace Lutheran Church continued to meet at Oak Mountain Academy for seventeen months before moving their service to a storefront at the corner of Stewart and Brown Streets in 1981.
During the church's time at Oak Mountain Academy and Stewart Street, the Southeast Synod office of the LCA bought a tract of land for a permanent church to be built near Highway 166 and the Carrollton Bypass. Although it held multiple outside services at this location, it was not until 1982 that Grace completed all the requirements of a new church and the Synod gave its blessing for a building to be built there. Establishing a building committee that year, the church finally began to be built in June 1983 and the first service was held there in January 1984. All church services since then have been held at this location and Grace Lutheran Church continues to operate today.
Scope and Content Note
Worship programs, church bulletins, directories, annual reports, community programs, blueprints for the church's facility, and photographic materials.
Arranged alphabetically by file title.
Grace Lutheran Church Records. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.
Materials donated by Dr. John Ferling in May 2000. Additional materials were given by Elaine Holmes in June 2000. Annual additions are made by Dr. Ferling.
Processed by Suzanne Durham in 2009 and Candice Larson in 2014.
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users; no restrictions
As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws
|4||Annual Reports, 1983-1999|
|5||Annual Reports, 2001-2011, 2013-2014|
|6||Budget, 1997-2001, 2011-2015|
|3||Call Committee Information|
|8||Community Worship Service, 1984|
|9||Congregational Meetings, 1997-2011, 2014|
|15||Dedication Service, 1984|
|20||Finance Committee, 1984|
|21||First Communion Instruction|
|22||First Meeting in New Building|
|23||Formation of New Congregation|
Grace Grapevine, 2005-2006|
Grace Grapevine, 2007-2008|
Grace Grapevine, 2009-2010|
Grace Grapevine, 2011, 2014-2015|
|5||Guide for Ushers, 2002-2006|
|7||Holmes, Elaine - Notebooks|
|10||Membership Lists, 1984-1993|
|12||Mission and Ministry Goals|
|13||Mutual Ministry Committee, 1984|
|4||1||Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, 1984|
|2||Pastor's Reports, 1984-1987|
|5||Photographs (1 of 2), 1988-1992|
|6||Photographs (2 of 2), 1988-1992|
|7||Photographs - Activities|
|8||Photographs - Anniversary Celebration, 1994 January-February|
|9||Photographs - Anniversary Dinner, 2004 May|
|10||Photographs - Anniversary Service, 1994 January|
|12||Photograph - Building Groundbreaking|
|13||Photographs - Children and Events|
|5||1||Photographs – Dedication, 1984|
|2||Photographs - First Communion Class, 1980|
|3||Photographs – Members, 1986|
|4||Photographs – Members (1 of 2), around 1980-1990|
|5||Photographs – Members (2 of 2), around 1980-1990|
|6||Photographs – Members, 1998|
|7||Photographs – Members, 2003|
|8||Photographs - Negatives (1 of 3)|
|9||Photographs - Negatives (2 of 3)|
|6||1||Photographs - Negatives (3 of 3)|
|3||Photographs - Pastor Kaufman|
|4||Photographs - People and Events, 1984-1985|
|5||Photographs - People and Events (1 of 2), around 1980-1990|
|6||Photographs - People and Events (2 of 2), around 1980-1990|
|7||Photographs - Stewart Street, around 1980|
|8||Photographs - Sunrise Service, 1980|
|10||Property Committee, 1984|
|12||Scrapbook - Capital Funds Campaign, 1982|
|13||Service Committee, 1979|
|3||Stewardship Committee, 1984|
|6||Treasurer's Annual Reports|
|7||Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, 2004 May|
|9||Victory Brunch, 1999 August|
|10||Weekly Set-Up Instructions, 1978|
|11||Worship Committee, 1984-1988|
|12||Worship Committee, 2003-2006|
|13||Worship Committee - Miscellaneous|
|14||Worship/Witness Ministry, 1999-2000|
|8||Slides and a DVD of 2009 Easter Sunrise Service, 2009|
|1||1||Landscape drawing, [around 1983]|
|1||2||Revised Planting design by D. Lee|
|1||3||Planting design by D. Lee|
|1||4||Blueprints by Denney Associates (4 sheets), 1983 January|