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Grace Lutheran Church records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Grace Lutheran Church (Carrollton, Ga.).
Title: Grace Lutheran Church records
Dates: 1978-2015
Quantity: 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.
Identification: LH-0019

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by file title.


Index Terms

Carrollton (Ga.)--History.
Grace Lutheran Church (Carrollton, Ga.)--Archives.
Lutherans--Georgia--Carrollton.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grace Lutheran Church Records. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Provenance

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

Processed by Suzanne Durham in 2009 and Candice Larson in 2014.

Sponsorship

Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions

User Restrictions

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws


Container List

 

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11Acolytes
 
2Alter Care, 2002-2006
 
3Alter Guild
 
4Annual Reports, 1983-1999
 
5Annual Reports, 2001-2011, 2013-2014
 
6Budget, 1997-2001, 2011-2015
 
7Bulletins, 1979-1988
 
8Bulletins, 2003-2005
 
9Bulletins, 2006
 

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21Bulletins, 2008-2015
 
2By-Laws
 
3Call Committee Information
 
4Choir
 
5Church Year Calendars
 
6Common Cup
 
7Community Kitchen
 
8Community Worship Service, 1984
 
9Congregational Meetings, 1997-2011, 2014
 
10Constitution
 
11Contact Lists
 
12Correspondence
 
13Council Minutes, 1984
 
14Dedication Committee
 
15Dedication Service, 1984
 
16Directories, 1984-1998
 
17Directories, 2000-2011
 
18Directory Draft, 1997
 
19Education Committee
 
20Finance Committee, 1984
 
21First Communion Instruction
 
22First Meeting in New Building
 
23Formation of New Congregation
 
24Gifts Booklet
 
25 Grace Grapevine, 2005-2006
 

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31 Grace Grapevine, 2007-2008
 
2 Grace Grapevine, 2009-2010
 
3 Grace Grapevine, 2011, 2014-2015
 
4Grace Notes, 1979-1980
 
5Guide for Ushers, 2002-2006
 
6History
 
7Holmes, Elaine - Notebooks
 
8Kaufman, R. Gregg
 
9Local Population Survey
 
10Membership Lists, 1984-1993
 
11Miscellaneous
 
12Mission and Ministry Goals
 
13Mutual Ministry Committee, 1984
 
14Newsletters
 
15Obituaries
 
16Ordinations
 

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41Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, 1984
 
2Pastor's Reports, 1984-1987
 
3Photographs
 
4Photographs, 1978-1980
 
5Photographs (1 of 2), 1988-1992
 
6Photographs (2 of 2), 1988-1992
 
7Photographs - Activities
 
8Photographs - Anniversary Celebration, 1994 January-February
 
9Photographs - Anniversary Dinner, 2004 May
 
10Photographs - Anniversary Service, 1994 January
 
11Photographs - Building
 
12Photograph - Building Groundbreaking
 
13Photographs - Children and Events
 

Box

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51Photographs – Dedication, 1984
 
2Photographs - First Communion Class, 1980
 
3Photographs – Members, 1986
 
4Photographs – Members (1 of 2), around 1980-1990
 
5Photographs – Members (2 of 2), around 1980-1990
 
6Photographs – Members, 1998
 
7Photographs – Members, 2003
 
8Photographs - Negatives (1 of 3)
 
9Photographs - Negatives (2 of 3)
 

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61Photographs - Negatives (3 of 3)
 
2Photographs - Pastors
 
3Photographs - Pastor Kaufman
 
4Photographs - People and Events, 1984-1985
 
5Photographs - People and Events (1 of 2), around 1980-1990
 
6Photographs - People and Events (2 of 2), around 1980-1990
 
7Photographs - Stewart Street, around 1980
 
8Photographs - Sunrise Service, 1980
 
9Programs
 
10Property Committee, 1984
 
11Redevelopment
 
12Scrapbook - Capital Funds Campaign, 1982
 
13Service Committee, 1979
 

Box

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71Slides
 
2Song Sheet
 
3Stewardship Committee, 1984
 
4Sunrise Services
 
5Tenth Anniversary, 1994
 
6Treasurer's Annual Reports
 
7Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, 2004 May
 
8Usher Information
 
9Victory Brunch, 1999 August
 
10Weekly Set-Up Instructions, 1978
 
11Worship Committee, 1984-1988
 
12Worship Committee, 2003-2006
 
13Worship Committee - Miscellaneous
 
14Worship/Witness Ministry, 1999-2000
 

Box

8Slides and a DVD of 2009 Easter Sunrise Service, 2009
 

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11Landscape drawing, [around 1983]
 

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12Revised Planting design by D. Lee
 

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13Planting design by D. Lee
 

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14Blueprints by Denney Associates (4 sheets), 1983 January