Christ Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota records
Collection consists of three microfilm reels holding the church records since its inception in 1972. Included are the governing documents of the congregation, congregational register, annual reports, meeting minutes, anniversary booklets and church bulletins. A large segment of the records document the congregation's activities and programs such as the Sunday School, pilgrimages, choir practices and performances, retreats, and also its involvement in political events and movements aimed at the support of independence for Latvia and other Baltic states during the Cold War era as well as building the newly independent Latvia after 1990.
- Christ Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mpls, MN (Organization)
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Christ Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church came into being on June 18, 1972, by separating itself from the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Minneapolis and Saint Paul on 17th Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Initially, the congregation rented worship facilities from Lebanon Lutheran Church on East 36th Street in Minneapolis, later it moved to Saint Luke's Lutheran Church on 17th Avenue South in Minneapolis. The parsonge and church office was established at 4025 Chowen Avenue South in Minneapolis, the official address of the congregation. Since its beginnings the congregation was active in building relationships with other churches and also in supporting the cause of freedom for Latvia. Rev. Dr. M.K. Gulbis served as the first and only pastor during the entire existence of the church which discontinued its functions in 2003 and the majority of the remaining membership joined the Minneapolis-St. Paul Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church.
3 microfilm rolls
Collection acquired from Nicholas Berkholtz of Minnetonka, MN, in March 2004.
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