Fonds BC-520 - Brooklands Community Church of the Mennonite Brethren, Winnipeg, Manitoba fonds

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Brooklands Community Church of the Mennonite Brethren, Winnipeg, Manitoba fonds

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CA CMBS BC-520

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  • 1957-1997 (Creation)

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1.7 m of textual records
45 photographs
90 minutes of sound recordings, 3 computer diskettes, and microfilm

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In the 1950s members from the South End M.B. Church conducted a mission Sunday school in the Brooklands area. In 1957 the Home Missions Committee of the Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Church assumed responsibility for this work. In 1963 this committee appointed Abe and Anne Quiring as home missions workers for this mission. On April 26, 1964 while meeting in the Butterworth school auditorium the church was organized with 12 charter members. A building was built at 44 Tentler Street (Brooklands, later Winnipeg) and on September 19, 1965 a dedication service was held for this place of worship. Initially the church was named the Brooklands Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1966 it was agreed that the name should be Brooklands Community Church of the Mennonite Brethren (see Church Board minutes, Nov. 23, 1966). The building was enlarged in 1983. Pastors of the the church were: Abe Quiring (1964-1975), Don Enns (1977-1984), Neil Block (1985-1991) and Will Feldbusch (1993-1996). The church had a strong Sunday school program, operated a Vacation Bible School for a number of years and several other outreach programs such as the Mom's program. Membership reached a high of 116 in 1992. The final service (closing celebration) was held on June 22, 1997.

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Most of the records were transferred to the Centre for M.B. Studies archives in Winnipeg by Karen Boese, church secretary in charge of preparing the records held at the church, and Frank Kasdorf, chair of the Finance committee. The church records were microfilmed in 1979 by the Centre for M.B. Studies and a separate listing prepared.

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This fonds consists of the following series: Historical information and special events items, Constitutions, Church board meeting minutes, Membership meeting minutes, Board of Trustees records, annual reports, Ministers' & deacons committee minutes, statistics, Ladies' Fellowship records, Membership records, Christian Education records, Outreach programs, Correspondence, Directories, miscellaneous administrative files, weekly bulletins, financial records and photographs. One reel to reel tape of the 1965 dedication service and 3 computer diskettes were also deposited and are housed after the last file in the collection.

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Acc. no. 1997-043, 1997-052

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