Fonds Vols. 113, 114, 1429, 2968, 4005, 4431. - Cedar Valley Mennonite Church fonds

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Cedar Valley Mennonite Church fonds

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CA MHCA Vols. 113, 114, 1429, 2968, 4005, 4431.

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  • 1968-1998 (Creation)

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48 cm of textual records

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The Cedar Valley Mennonite Church was founded in 1940 in Mission, B.C. The congregation built its own meeting house that year on the property of its first leader, Abram Pankratz, on Ferndale Road. It was called the Mission City United Mennonite Church. There were 41 charter members in 1940. They built a larger meeting house (1951-1953) on Cedar Valley Road. It was then called the United Mennonite Church, Mission. In 1955 the membership was 116. In 1979 they built another even larger meeting house on Janzen Avenue and the name changed again to the Cedar Valley Mennonite Church. The membership was 247 in 1979. In 2000 the membership was 217. The leaders of the congregation were: Abram Pankratz (1940-1944), Jacob Nickel (1944-1946), Peter Froese (1947-1964), Ed Goerzen (1965-1976), John Pankratz (1973-1975), Gary Loewen 1975-1977, 1989-1991), Henry Born (1977-1979), Gordon Hardy (1978-1979), George Janzen (1980-1990), Jacob Thielmann (1981-1983), Nancy and Darryl Crocker (1981-1987), Janet and Bruce Barrie (1985-1988), Carol and Glenn Kelso (1988-1993), Tim Epp (1992-1994), Bob Cottrill (1995-2000), Dan Rempel (2001- ).

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This fonds contains bulletins (1968-1998), annual reports (1975-1997), directories (1975-1994), congregational meeting minutes (1976-1977), elders meeting minutes (1977-1987), newsletters (1987-1995), and a 50th anniversary booklet with a brief congregational history (1990). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Mission, B.C.. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

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