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1Title:  Congregational Union of Cleveland Churches Records     
 Creator:  Congregational Union of Cleveland Churches 
 Dates:  1880-1963 
 Abstract:  The Congregational Union of Cleveland Churches was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1853, as the Cleveland Congregational Conference, to oversee the organization of new churches and the mergers of existing churches, and to provide financial assistance. In 1912 it merged with the City Missionary Society to form the Congregational Union of Cleveland. In 1963 the Union was merged into the Western Reserve Association of the United Church of Christ. The collection consists of governing board records, committee records, records of Congregational churches, and histories. Includes minutes, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, and four unpublished works by Reverend Karl O. Thompson. 
 Call #:  MS 3857 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Congregational Union of Cleveland Churches. | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Local church councils.
 
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2Title:  Council of Churches of Christ of Greater Cleveland Records     
 Creator:  Council of Churches of Christ of Greater Cleveland 
 Dates:  1900-1967 
 Abstract:  The Council of Churches of Christ of Greater Cleveland is an interdenominational organization founded in 1911 as the Federated Churches of Cleveland to coordinate the community welfare and education activities of 67 Cleveland, Ohio, churches. In 1934, a new constitution was adopted, which officially changed the name of the organization to the Cleveland Church Federation. A new constitution in 1958 changed the Federation's name to the Cleveland Area Church Federation. In 1965 the Cleveland Area Church Federation adopted another new constitution and new name, Council of Churches of Christ of Greater Cleveland, and in 1985, the Council adopted its present name, Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland. The collection consists of constitutions, amendments, histories, reports, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, other publications, newspaper clippings, surveys, scrapbooks, and membership, personnel, and administrative records. 
 Call #:  MS 3406 
 Extent:  7.50 linear feet (11 containers) 
 Subjects:  Council of Churches of Christ of Greater Cleveland. | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Local church councils. | Interdenominational cooperation.
 
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3Title:  Congregational Consociation of Portage and Summit Counties, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  Congregational Consociation of Portage and Summit Counties, Ohio 
 Dates:  1841-1851 
 Abstract:  The Congregational Consociation of Portage and Summit Counties, Ohio, was a local council organized "to promote fellowship among themselves, to ordain, install and dismiss Pastors, and to render each other all such assistance in ecclesiastical matters as may be requisite." The collection consists of a constitution, bylaws, and minutes. 
 Call #:  MS 0012 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Congregational Consociation of Portage and Summit Counties (Ohio). | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Portage County. | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Summit County. | Local church councils.
 
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4Title:  Regional Church Planning Office Records     
 Creator:  Regional Church Planning Office 
 Dates:  1945-1977 
 Abstract:  The Regional Church Planning Office was organized in 1960 by Protestant denominational leaders and research and planning departments of Cleveland and Akron, Ohio church federations, for the purpose of providing research data for participating denominations and local churches, designing and implementing cooperative church planning strategy, and serving as a resource for existing ecumenical structures. The collection consists of reports, subject files, minutes, correspondence, mailings, brochures, and minutes and other materials relating to the Consultation on Ecumenical Strategy for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Interfaith Advisory Committee on Community Funding, and the United Protestant Development Foundation of Cleveland. 
 Call #:  MS 3876 
 Extent:  3.41 linear feet (4 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Regional Church Planning Office (Cleveland, Ohio) | Protestant churches -- Ohio -- Relations. | Church facilities -- Planning. | Church consultation -- Ohio. | Local church councils. | Ecumenical movement. | Interdenominational cooperation. | Church fund raising. | Church finance.
 
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5Title:  Fidelity Baptist Church Records     
 Creator:  Fidelity Baptist Church 
 Dates:  1892-1975 
 Abstract:  Fidelity Baptist Church is a Cleveland, Ohio, church organized in 1891, as Fidelity Free Will Baptist Church. In 1892 it became Fidelity Baptist Church. In answer to changing social conditions in the neighborhood during the 1950s and 1960s the church became involved in several community welfare organizations. The collection consists of minutes, financial records, programs, membership records, constitutions, agreements, Sunday School records, legal records, baptism and death records (1892-1912), miscellaneous files, and records documenting the church's work with community welfare organizations, including records of the Cleveland Area Church Council and the Inner City Protestant Parish. 
 Call #:  MS 3648 
 Extent:  5.80 linear feet (7 containers) 
 Subjects:  Fidelity Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Baptismal certificates. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Necrologies. | Church and social problems -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Local church councils. | Community welfare councils -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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