Guide to the Boone Christ's Church United Records, 1992-2005

Summary Information

Title: Boone Christ's Church United Records, 1992-2005
Collection: AC.880
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 folder cold storage)
Abstract:

This is a collection of records from the Boone Christ's Church United. When it was founded in 1992 as the Metropolitian Community Church of the High Country it was the only church in the area to accept and advocate for members of the LGBT community. Its pastor Cindy Long (1960-) was at the time the only openly lesbian minister of a Christian church in Watauga County.

Creator: Boone Christ's Church United.

Biographical/Historical Note

Cindy Long (1960-) helped found the Metropolitan Community Church of the High Country in 1992. At the time she was the only openly lesbian minister of a Christian Church in Watauga County and the church was one of the few to fully accept members of the LGBT Community.

Organized in 1968 by Reverand Troy D. Perry, the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) ministers to spiritual needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. The MCC of the High Country was located in the Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship building and operated from 1992-2002. It maintained an active campus ministry. In 2002 the church left the denomination and joined the newly formed Christ's Church United and Boone Chirst's Church United. The split occurred following MCC's refulsal to ordain Cindy Long.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of Boone Christ's Church United from 1992 until 2005. The materials include church histories, campus ministry records, newspaper articles, bulletins, annual reviews, financial records, and correspondance. Also included is material related to Cindy Long, the church's long time pastor. These her ordination application packets from 1996 and 1999, documents relating to her membership in the Mountain AIDS Support Council, and some personal papers.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

These materials were donated by Cindy Long on August 20, 2003 and November 10, 2004 and accessioned as AC.2002.015.

Processing Information

Processed by Zachary Hottel, October 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], AC. 880: Boone Christ's Church United Records, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

"all things are possible," The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, General Conference Seventeen, 1995 

1 1

Announcements, Undated 

1 2

Annual Review, 1993 

1 3

Annual Review for MCC of the High Country, 1994-2001 

1 4

Campus Ministry, Appalachian MCC Fellowship, Undated 

1 5
  Cold_Storage

Christ's Church United, Color Photos, Cindy Long, 1996-1999 

Box 3
  Box Folder

Christ's Church United Ordination Packet, July 23, 2003 

1 6

Christ's Church United Publications, Undated 

1 7

Church Bulletins, Part 1 of 2, 1993-2002 

1 8

Church Bulletins, Part 2 of 2, 1993-2002 

1 9

Church History, 1992-2004 

1 10

Church Publications, Undated 

1 11

Cindy Long Autobiography Paper, January 5, 2005 

1 12

Code of Conduct, 1996 

1 13

"Does It Matter," Poem, Undated 

1 14

Email, Cindy Long to Kathy Staley, ASU event response, April 28, 2005 

1 15

Financial Documents, Undated 

1 16

Initial Church Flyers, 1993 

1 17

Long Family Vital Statistics, 1961-1993 

1 18

MCC of the High Country, E-Letter, 2000 

1 19

Miscellaneous Letters, 1993-2005 

1 20

Monthly Statistic Report Forms, Undated 

1 21

Mountain AIDS Support Council, October-December 2006 

2 1

Mountain AIDS Support Council, December 1996 

2 2

Newspaper Articles, 1996-2003 

2 3

Ordination, Background Check, 1996 

2 4

Ordination, Church Teaching Endorsement Form, 1996 

2 5

Ordination, District Evaluation Coordinator Forms, 1996 

2 6

Ordination, Educational Materials, 1996 

2 7

Ordination, Experiential Report, Janurary and August 1996 

2 8

Ordination, Local Church Evaluation Forms, 1999 

2 9

Ordination Materials, 1996 

2 10

Ordination Materials, Evaluations, 1999 

2 11

Ordination, Membership History, 1996 

2 12

Ordination, Part 1 of 2, 1999 

2 13

Ordination, Part 2 of 2, 1999 

2 14

Ordination Questions, 1996 

2 15

Ordination, Teaching Church Evaluations, 1996 

2 16

Ordination, Training Pastor Evaluation Forms, 1996 

2 17

Ordination, Work History, 1996 

2 18

Pastoral Contracts, 1994 

2 19

Radio Devotions, March 11-15, 2001 

2 20

Sermon Notes, 1991-2003 

2 21

Special Ceremonies, 1994-2004 

2 22

Worship Surveys and Information Sheets, 1993-1997 

2 23