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Vancouver Chinese Mennonite Church fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 1956
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1981

This fonds contains bulletins (1977-1981) and a directory ([1979]). The records pertain to the development of the Chinese Mennonite congregation in Vancouver, B.C. The records are difficult to access because they are all in Chinese pictographs (either Cantonese or Mandrin).

Vancouver Chinese Mennonite Church

Mennonite Church of Vernon fonds

  • CA MHCA Vols. 1400, 2256.
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1999

This fonds contains bulletins (1981-1999), annual reports (1993), newspaper clippings ([1980]), correspondence ([198-]), congregational meeting minutes (1980), and ), a brief congregational history (1980-1981). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Vernon, B.C. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Mennonite Church of Vernon

West Abbotsford Mennonite Church fonds

  • CA MHCA Vols. 116, 117, 118, 1957, 2930, 3915, 4022, 4675.
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1999

This fonds contains bulletins (1953-1999), newsletters (1953-1997), annual reports (1954-1999), financial statements (1963-1965) [others were included in the annual reports], correspondence (1966-1999), directories (([197-?]-1997), 6 photographs : col : 15 X 10 cm. ([1979]), 50th anniversary programme (1986), congregational meeting minutes (1990-1998), ), advent devotional booklets (1991-1992), and funeral service programmes (1993-1997). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Abbotsford, B.C. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

West Abbotsford Mennonite Church

Benjamin Ewert fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 542-545; 1018;2849;2106-3
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1957, predominant 1916-1957

The World War materials record Ewert's efforts to ensure the government would grant military exemption. The materials include petitions, records of financial gifts, articles and correspondence with such leaders as Abraham Doerksen, David Toews, Jacob Hoeppner and B.B. Janz. Ewert also kept a list of Mennonite men from Conference churches who were in the military during the wars. There is also a some correspondence of Julius Toews with Prime Minster Neville Camberlain of England. The CMC materials newspaper clippings, notes, articles by Ewert and others, and correspondence. There are files on topics such as marriage licensing; articles on the German hymnal, conference statistics, program bulletins for teachers and ministers, the Canadian Mennonite, Canadian Mennonite Bible College (CMBC) conferences, new Mennonite immigrants to Canada and notes on annual conference session notes. The Mennonite History materials include numerous newspaper clippings from Die Steinbach Post, Die Mennonitische Rundschau, The Winnipeg Free Press, Carillon News, and Der Nordwester regarding Mennonites in Canada, Paraguay, Mexico, and Brazil. There are also files dealing with the publication of Wohin? Woher? Mennoniten, and articles written by Ewert and others dealing with Mennonite history. The church related material consists of things that Ewert collected through his work in specific congregations, namely the congregations at Edenburg and Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. Items such as a minister's manual, German New Testament, sermons, and newspaper clippings can be found in this section. The Mennonitische Schulkommission materials consist of the records of an organizaiton that met with politian Valentine Winkler about the governments interference in the operation of Mennonite schools. There is also a 1892 attendance record for the Edenburg school where Ewert taught. The Foreign Bible Society records include materials which Ewert collected while involved with this organization from 1952 to 1955. The documents from the Christian Heritage Library contain some hand-written notes and a small booklet, "Gebutstags-Wunsche", printed in 1912.

Ewert, Benjamin, 1870-1958

Yarrow United Mennonite Church fonds

  • CA MHCA Vols. 115, 819, 4270, 4785.
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2001

This fonds contains bulletins (1965-2001), annual reports (1966-1997), newsletters (1980-1998), correspondence (1987), directories([199-?]-1996), and a 25th anniversary history (1963). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Yarrow, B.C. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Yarrow United Mennonite Church

Bernhard Neufeld fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2115-3
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1951, predominant 1928

This fonds contains four sermons which include a record of when and where each was preached. Sermon topics include: 1) The second coming of the Lord at the end of time and his judgement of the good and the evil. 2) True Christians fear of the Lord based on Luke 5:8-9. 3) Reconcilliation and unity in the Church referring to Romans 11-22. 4) Resisting the powers of this world and putting on the armor of God referring to Ephesians 6:10-18.

Neufeld, Bernhard, 1891-1976

Bernhard J. Schellenberg Fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 548-552; Photographs 398:1-8; Maps #1208-1210
  • Fonds
  • 1825-1957, predominant 1900-1957

This fonds contains materials that Bernhard Schellenberg created, and materials that he collected in his role as conference archivist. It consists primarily of correspondence, notebooks, and papers. The notebooks and papers mostly concern Russian Mennonite history, biographies of Mennonite leaders, and Mennonite life and thought. There are also some artworks and some publications, also relating mostly to Mennonite history. The majority of the material is original and handwritten. Finally, the collection includes several maps and photographs.

Schellenberg, Bernhard J., 1879-1966

Bethel Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Winkler, Man.) fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 4855-4857
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1985

This fonds consists of church bulletins (1968-1985), annual reports (1965-1981), a few issues of The Bethel Messenger (the church newsletter), the church constitution (1967 and 1982) and the program from the dedication service in 1965.

Bethel Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Winkler, Manitoba)

Chortitzer Mennonite Conference fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 1417; 2165; 2222; 4223; 4313; 4314; 4931; 5078. Microfilm # 184; Microfiche #10.
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1979, predominant 1843-1931

The earliest records in this fonds date back to 1843 when a church membership register was begun in the Bergthal Colony in South Russia - a book which was brought along with the emigrants in 1874. The membership records in this fonds continue to cover the period in Canada from 1874 onwards. After 1930 the records at the Mennonite Heritage Centre dealing with the Chortitzer Mennonite church are extremely sparse. The collection comprises of some preaching schedules and annual report books.

This fond consists of three series: 1) Bergthaler/Chortitzer church registers 2) Waisenamt documents 3)Chortitzer Mennonite Conference Annual report books.

Chortitzer Mennonite Conference

Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 715-716, 718-728, 972-974, 984, 1961-1970, 1981-1991, 2594, 2829, 2921, 3264. Audio Reel to reel no. 29, 30.
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1985

This fonds consists of six series: 1) Church membership ledgers recording vital statistics 2) Minutes of the brotherhood, ministerial, and finance committee meetings 3) Financial records, legal documents, and correspondence 4) Fire insurance records 5) Bergthaler Waisenamt (aid organization) records 6) Disbanding of the Organization.

Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba

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