|Writing a Congregation History|
Documenting the history and work of your church can take many forms and formats, from books to brochures, to websites. You should pick the structure you want your history to take, and we hope this resource will help you start the process.
Hints for topics to include:
Worship, committees, session/diaconate events, fellowship events (suppers, picnics, outings), special activities (guest speakers, special classes, etc.), community service, members, pastors, staff, and Sunday School activities.
Groups of the Congregation:
Youth, Presbyterian Men, Presbyterian Women, Clubs (bowling, ...), Music Program (choir/choirs)
Hints on where to find historical information:
Congregation records, especially session, deacons, and trustees' minutes, Annual reports, newsletters, special event bulletins
Presbytery records, Minutes of the General Assembly (for statistical information)
Local or regional histories, local newspapers