Fonds Vols. 21, 22, 855, 2218, 2219, 2955, 3927, 4495; Microfilm 347, 348. - Altona Mennonite Church fonds

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Altona Mennonite Church fonds

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CA MHCA Vols. 21, 22, 855, 2218, 2219, 2955, 3927, 4495; Microfilm 347, 348.

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  • 1962-2001 (Creation)

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64 cm of textual records
2 microfilm reels

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The Altona Mennonite Church was an outgrowth of the Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church. That congregation had space needs and there was a group which wanted more English language services. So in 1962 a new congregation was formed with 22 charter members. Its mission was to reach out to the English-speaking people of Altona and the surrounding area. The congregation met in rented facilities. In 1964 it completed its own meeting house. The congregation gradually grew. In 1979 the membership was 79. In 1982 the membership was 113 and in 2000 it stood at 122. A number of members have served in various capacities in different roles around the world. The leaders of the congregation were: Frank Epp (1962-1965), Henry Friesen (1965-1970), Paul Dyck (1970-1973), Lawrence Klippenstein (1973-1975), Ed Cornelson (1976-1982), David Regehr (1982-1985), Marilyn and Ray Hamm (1985-1994), Ray Hamm (1995-1997), Jessie and Larry Kehler (1998), Jake Pauls (1999), Gordon Driedger (2000- ).

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The fonds consists of a congregational history (1972), constitutions (1962-1993), bulletins (1962-2000), directories (1963-2001), founding documents (1962-1963), annual reports (1962-1999), newsletters (1962-1988), financial records (1963-1990), minutes of congregational meetings, church council, and various committees (1962-2000), correspondence (1962-2000), and church and family registers (1971-1981). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Altona Mennonite Church and they documents the leaders and participants of the congregation.

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Textual record were microfilmed at the Mennonite Heritage Centre in 1982. Textual records were deposited by the congregation on a regular basis and by Ted Friesen in 2000. Described by Bert Friesen 24 December 2001.

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