Fonds BC-523, R81, pp 230-2105; R82, pp 1-440 - Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

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Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

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CA CMBS BC-523, R81, pp 230-2105; R82, pp 1-440

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  • 1956-1998 (Creation)

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30 cm of textual records
1 microfilm reel

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The Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church started in a tiny chapel called the Gospel Light Mission located on Logan Avenue in Winnipeg. It was referred to as the Logan Mission. Because of the growth of the group, they needed to move to a larger location. When it re-located to 760 McMillan Avenue, it was called the Fort Rouge MB Church. Many people joined the congregation, especially from the old South End MB Church. Most of the people were younger and came mainly because the services were only in English. The dedication of the Fort Rouge MB Church was held in 1959. In 1963 the need for a larger building was there again and so they built a new church building on Pembina Highway. Since it was located near the University of Manitoba, many students started attending the services. They officially changed the name to Fort Garry MB Church. In the late seventies, the church was enlarged with a new educational wing, more office space and a foyer. The leaders were: Dave Nikkel (1959-1960), J. J. Toews (1960-1962), John M. Schmidt (1962-1963), John Wall (1963-1973), Hugo Jantz (1974-1977), Herb Kopp (1979-1984), Dan Unrau (1985-1991), Gordon Stewart (1992-1993), and Calvin Bergen (1994-1998).

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Some of the documents were microfilmed in 1979 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference.

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This fond consists of information for a historical sketch, directories, church portrait books, weekly bulletins, minutes for the membership, and church council meetings, financial information, correspondence, study papers, and information from the Facilities Review Commission.

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