Fonds BF506; Microfilm: R10, pp. 1-2432; R11, pp. 1-1521.Volumes 593â€"594, 1317, 1321, 1324-1327, 1271A, 1274A, 1328, 1329. - Hepburn Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

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Hepburn Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

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CA CMBS BF506; Microfilm: R10, pp. 1-2432; R11, pp. 1-1521.Volumes 593â€"594, 1317, 1321, 1324-1327, 1271A, 1274A, 1328, 1329.

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  • 1910-1996 (Creation)

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67 cm of textual records
one microfilm reel

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The Hepburn Mennonite Brethren Church is a member of the Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches. Original membership consisted largely of immigrant settlers from the United States. Before 1910 they attended the Brotherfield or the Dalmeny Church, but distance made it necessary to found the Hepburn Church. The church was organized in 1910 with 78 charter members. A church building was erected in 1910 and enlarged in 1917. A new church was built in 1966. The Hepburn M.B. Church frequently obtained ministerial help from Bethany Bible School teachers. Leading ministers have been: P.J. Friesen (1910-1926), Peter Nickel (1926), David Schmor (1927-1936 and 1939-), J.B. Toews (1937-1938), G.D. Huebert (1941), Henry Fast (1942-1944), F.J. Baerg (1945-1946, 1949-1950), Jacob P. Dyck (1947-1948), Jacob H. Epp (1951), Peter R. Toews, Walter Wiebe (1956-1958), Jacob Bergen (1958-1964), George D. Geddert (1964-1965), John F. Froese (1965-1974), Henry M. Willems (1974, 1981-1983), J.E. Klassen (1974-1981), Frank F. Froese (1984), Abe Block (1985-1987), David Nightingale (1988), Ralph Gliege (1989-1992), Len Doerksen (1993-1996) and Ross Penner (1997-). In 1997, the church had 180 members.

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Many of the records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference. The yearbooks, annual reports, and constitution came from the Bethany Bible School in 1996; the bulletins had been collected at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies previously.

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This fond consists of membership records, congregational and council meeting records, deacons meeting minutes, Sunday School committee minutes, Crusade for Christ committee minutes, Ladies Fellowship minutes, weekly bulletins, historical data, a constitution and a church pictorial directory.

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Some German.

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