Fonds BC-519 - Nord Kildonan, Nord Ende & Sued-Ende M.B. Churches: Conferences of Churches at Winnipeg. Jahresberichte. Springstein. Wpg. MB Church Directories Collection

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Nord Kildonan, Nord Ende & Sued-Ende M.B. Churches: Conferences of Churches at Winnipeg. Jahresberichte. Springstein. Wpg. MB Church Directories Collection

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  • 1907-1979 (Creation)

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11.5 cm of textual records

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The Mennonite presence in Winnipeg began in 1907 with a baptism of individuals who had met in homes for Bible study. A church building was obtained for this group in 1913 and moved to the North End. This group moved a number of times in the next twenty years. settling at McGregor and College in 1929 and at Elmwood on Henderson in 1954. Another group at Springstein began a building project for a meeting place in 1938. The North Kildonan congregation began in 1928 and built its first meeting place in 1929. This building was enlarged but in 1957 a new meeting place was built. The South End congregation began in 1928 on 95 Macdonald Street, then moved to Princess Street, then in 1933 to Ross Avenue, and officially organized as a congregation in 1936. A larger meeting place was purchased in 1940 on William Avenue. This congregation divided in 1960 and formed the Portage Avenue and Central congregations. The Gospel Light Mission, begun in 1949, became the Logan Avenue congregation in 1960 and later became the Salem congregation. At the same time, this mission spawned the Fort Rouge congregation in the 1950s and then in the 1960s the Fort Garry congregation. The River East congregation grew out of the North Kildonan congregation in the 1960s. The Brooklands congregation grew out of the South End congregation in 1957. The leaders of the North Kildonan congregation were: Herman Klassen (1930-1933), H.M. Janzen (1933-1937), Gerhard Epp (1938-1942), A. Heinrich Toews (1942-1950), I. W. Redekopp (1950-1953), William Falk (1953-1964), Victor Toews (1965), Wm. Neufeld (1966-1978), Roland Marsch (1979-1986), Victor Toews (1987), John Epp (1988-1993), Alvin Enns (1994), Johannes Stolz (1995-1998), Bob Marsch (1999), George Klassen (2000- ). The leaders of the North End congregation were: F. C. Thiessen (1941-1943), B. B. Fast (1944-1949), and D. D. Dürksen (1950-1953). The leaders of the South End congregation were: P. Kornelsen (1936-1946), H. H. Janzen (1947-1949), J. P. Neufeld (1950-1961), H. R. Baerg (1962).

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The records were transferred to the Centre for M.B. Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1993.

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This collection consists of minutes (1938), South End bulletins (1955) and membership directory (1956), a survey of the Greater Winnipeg area (1958), a history of the M.B. church in Winnipeg (1954), and compilations of clippings from various sources on the history of the M.B. churches in Winnipeg (1966). There are Winnipeg congregation directories (1973-1990). There are annual meeting minutes of the joint Winnipeg congregations (1932-1938).

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Much German.

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