Fonds BC-521, - Winnipeg Central Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba fonds

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Winnipeg Central Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba fonds

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  • 1960-1995 (Creation)

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1.6 m of textual records
one microfilm reel
one architectural drawing, one photograph and artifacts

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Winnipeg Central Mennonite Brethren Church traces its beginning to 1960 when the congregation known as the South End Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, which was located at 520 William Avenue since the early 1930s, decided to build a new church on Portage Avenue at Raglan Road. Winnipeg Central was established when 134 members of the South End expressed their desire to stay at the William Avenue Church as an M.B. congregation. Winnipeg Central M.B. Church held its first independant worship service on September 25, 1961 after the old South End members moved into their new premises. The pastors were: D.K. Duerksen (1960-1965), C. Wall (1965-1966), J.P. Suderman (1966-1970), G.D. Huebert (1970-1975), G. Friesen (1975-1982), G. Baiers (1982-1986), A. Quiring (1987-1992), J. Stolz (1992-1994), and V. Neufeld (1995). The congregation served the needs of newcomers from continental Europe by conducting services in German and English. At a congregational meeting on March 22, 1995 a vote to either merge with Elmwood MB Church or to relocate was taken. A majority chose to join Elmwood. The final worship service was held on June 25, 1995.

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The earlier records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference and are contained on Reel no. 82, pp.441-972. (A separate list of these records is available in the "Microfilm Register for Canadian M.B. Churches" on the reference shelf). These records and the records created from 1979 till 1995 were transferred to the CMBS in August 1995.

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This fonds consists of the following series: Congregational meeting minutes, church council meeting minutes, membership records, Minister & Deacons records, financial records, weekly bulletins, Women's Fellowship Group records, and administrative files. Artifacts include a scale model of the church building and two pews.

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Acc. No. 1995-56, 1995-70, 1995-85.

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