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Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Foothills Mennonite Church

Retrieval numbers: Volumes 90, 91, 2421, 3912, 4010, 4641, 4819., 2143, 5464
Title: Foothills Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1959-2012
Extent: 56 cm of textual records
Repository: Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Historical note

The congregation began services in 1956, and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1959, with a subsequent building program in 1966. The congregation was first called North Hill Mennonite Mission. It was renamed Foothills Mennonite in 1966 when a new church building was constructed. The membership was 106 in 1966. In the late 1970s the congregation decided to begin another Mennonite congregation in Calgary. From this effort the Calgary Mennonite Fellowship emerged in 1978. In 1979 the membership was 225. In 1989 the membership was 274 and was the same in 2000. The leaders of the congregation were: Peter Unger (1957-1961), Jake Nickel (1962-1965), Abe Sawatzky (1965-1966), George Groening (1966-19791), Menno Epp (1971-1983), Bruce Wiebe (1984-1985), John Lenshyn (1986-1992), Ed Balzer (1993), Richard Yordy (1994), Adam Robinson (1995-1997), Helen and Bill Krueger (1998-2000), Doug Klassen (2001- ).

Scope and content note

This fonds contains bulletins (1963-2002), annual reports (1962-1981), constitutions ([196-?]-1992), correspondence (1959-1966), reports to mission board (1962-1964), directories (1974-1997), newsletters (1975-1994), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1977-1993), financial statements (1977-1993), church board meeting minutes (1980), board of deacons meeting minutes (1980), and a 25th anniversary book (1981). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Calgary, Alberta. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Subject terms

Foothills Mennonite Church

Creators

Foothills Mennonite Church North Hill Mennonite Mission

Adjunct descriptive data

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.

Notes

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records have been deposited by the congregation at the Mennonite Heritage Centre on a regular basis. Described by Bert Friesen, 21 November 2002.


Foothills Mennonite Church fonds file list:

Volume 90

  1. North Hill Mennonite Church annual reports (1962), excerpts from constitution ([196-?])
  2. North Hill Mennonite Church correspondence (1959-1966), reports to mission board (1962-1964)
  3. North Hill Mennonite Church bulletins (1963)
  4. North Hill Mennonite Church bulletins (1964)
  5. North Hill Mennonite Church bulletins (1965)
  6. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1966)
  7. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1967)
  8. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1968)
  9. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1970, 1971)

Volume 91

  1. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1972)
  2. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1973)
  3. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1974), directory (1974)
  4. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1975), newsletter (1975)
  5. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1976)
  6. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1977), congregational meeting minutes (1977), financial statement (1977), directory (1977)
  7. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1978), congregational meeting minutes (1978), annual reports (1978)
  8. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1979), financial statement (1979), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1979), annual report book of the Mennonite Conference of Alberta (1979), annual reports (1979)
  9. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1980), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1980), church board meeting minutes (1980), board of deacons meeting minutes (1980), financial statement (1980)

Volume 2421

  1. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1967)
  2. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1968)
  3. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1969)
  4. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1970, 1971)
  5. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1981), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1981), newsletters (1981), annual reports (1981)
  6. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1982), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1982), week of prayer study material (1982)
  7. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1983)
  8. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1984)

Volume 3912

  1. Foothills Mennonite Church 25th anniversary book (1981)
  2. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1985)
  3. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1986)
  4. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1987)
  5. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1988)
  6. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1989), directory (1989), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1989), newsletters (1989), pictorial directory (1989)
  7. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1990), newsletters (1990), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1990)

Volume 4010

  1. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1991), constitution (1991), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1991), newsletter (1991)
  2. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1992), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1992), congregational office holder job descriptions (1992), newsletters (1992), constitution (1992)
  3. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1993), newsletters (1993), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1993), financial statements (1993)
  4. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1994), directory (1994), newsletters (1994)
  5. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1995); newsletters (1995)
  6. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1997), directories (1995-1997)

Volume 4641

  1. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1998)
  2. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1999)
  3. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1974-1976)
  4. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1971-1973)
  5. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1977)

Volume 4819

  1. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (1999)
  2. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2000)
  3. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2001), directory (2001)
  4. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2002)
  5. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2003)
  6. Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2004)

Volume 2143

1.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2005)

2.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2006)

3.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2007)

4.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2008)

Volume 5464

1.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2009)

2.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2010)

3.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2011)

4.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2012)

5.  Foothills Mennonite Church bulletins (2013) incomplete