3b. Suggestions for Autobiographical Sketches

Service Bulletin #3b Rationale Autobiography serves church history by producing historical records. We are not suggesting prideful patting oneself on the back, however, but that in godly humility you write an account of your life and work, telling the good and the bad, the high points and low points, the

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4a. Protect Your Books

Service Bulletin #4a The printed book is one of humankind’s greatest achievements. An exciting history of communication — of language and copying — preceded its development, and its presence has changed our world. Douglas C. McMurtrie, in The Book (1943), states that “books were not made more beautiful by the

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5. Compiling a Congregational History

Service Bulletin #5 All congregations have a history that is worth writing, but not all written congregational histories are worth reading. For a congregational history to be worth reading, it should contain the answers to questions put to any good news story: who, what, when, where, and how? Is the

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5a. Record of Congregation

Service Bulletin #5a I. Location: __________________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________________________ Previous locations and/or names used: _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Work begun on _________; by ______________________; Cong. organized ___________ Synodical affiliation: Which? ____________________; When joined? _________________ II. Pastors Served and Dates ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ III. Parish School: Opened

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