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Church of the Foothills collection, circa 1800s-1900s MVC029
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  • Title: Church of the Foothills collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MVC029
    Contributing Institution: Museum of Ventura County
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. (1 box)
    Date: circa 1800s-1900s
    creator: First Congregational Church of San Buenaventura and Santa Clara Valley.

    Historical Note

    The First Congregational Church of San Buenaventura and Santa Clara Valley, the parent organization of Church of the Foothills, was formally organized on November 21, 1869, and incorporated according to the laws of the State of California in August, 1884.
    Even before formal organization, the following preliminary steps took place:
    Union Sabbath School was established in 1862, with George S. Gilbert as Superintendent.
    Sent by the American Home Missionary So ciety (A.H.M.S.), Rev. M. B. Starr began to preach in Ventura in the autumn of 1867.
    The first meeting for church organization took place about January 1, 1868.
    Congregational minister Rev. S. Bristol began to preach here, alternating with Rev. M. B. Starr. Rev. Starr left after one year and was succeeded by Rev. Bristol.
    The congregation met and labored together as a church, maintaining church ordinances, although their organization was incomplete.

    Scope and Content note

    This collection consists of archival records of the First Congregational Church of San Buenaventura and Santa Clara Valley, the parent organization of Church of the Foothills, formally organized on November 21, 1869, and incorporated according to the laws of the State of California in August, 1884.

    Acquisition Information

    The above information and the archival files were presented to the Ventura County Museum of History and Art by Church of the Foothills in September, 1995.

    Related Material

    Additional historical information related to this material may be accessed by referring to the following subjects in the museum's card catalog:
    • Congregational Church of San Buenaventura
    • First Congregational Church of San Buenaventura
    • Saticoy Community Church
    • Ventura Community Church

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Church of the Foothills