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Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Springridge Mennonite Church (Pincher Creek, Alberta)

Retrieval numbers: Vols. 93, 3256, 4698, 4826, 4757.

Title: Springridge Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1967-2013
Extent: 32 cm of textual records
Repository: Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Historical note

The congregation was founded in Pincher Creek, Alberta in 1928 with 56 members as the Blumenthaler Mennonite Church. The worship services held in various homes included both the Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite families. In 1935 a meeting house was completed. Later the building was expanded. In 1937 the membership was 49. In 1951 the membership peaked at 60. In 1966 it reached its lowest membership at 35. In 1969 the congregation changed its name to the current Springridge Mennonite Church. By 2000 the membership stood at 58. The leaders of the congregation were: David P. Janzen (1928-1962), Johann Pöttker (1931-1940), Wilhelm Raabe (1942-1944), Abram Pätkau (1950-1956), Henry Poettker (1948-1954), David D. Janzen (1948-1954), Abram Koop (1942-1959), Henry Koop (1956-1996), Elwin Epp (1974-1982), Erwin Wiebe (1980-1982), Nick Dyck (1983-1985, 1987-1988), Jerry Buhler (1988- ).

Scope and content note

This fonds contains bulletins (1974-2002), constitution (1967), directories (1978-1989), congregational meeting minutes (1980-2002), congregational statistics (1980-1985), congregational 40th anniversary (1928-1968): greetings, brief congregational history (1953-1968), greeting letters, sermons, programme, and poem (1968), annual reports (1984-2001), financial statements (1986-1989), and brief congregational histories (1968-1986). The records pertain to the development of the Mennonite congregation Pincher Creek, Alberta. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Subject terms

Springridge Mennonite Church

Creators

Springridge Mennonite Church

Blumenthaler Mennonite Church

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 on a regular basis at the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Described by Bert Friesen 12 December 2002.


Springridge Mennonite Church (Pincher Creek, Alberta) fonds file list:

Volume 93

  1. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1974), brief congregational history ([197-?]), constitution (1967)
  2. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1975)
  3. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1976)
  4. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1977)
  5. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1978), directory (1978)
  6. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1979)
  7. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1980), congregational meeting minutes (1980), statistics (1980)
  8. Springridge Mennonite Church photograph : b&w ; 7.7 X 7.7 cm (1968), 40th anniversary (1928-1968): greetings, brief congregational history (1953-1968), greeting letters, sermons, programme, and poem (1968)
  9. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1981)
  10. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1982)

Volume 3256

  1. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1983)
  2. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1984), statistics (1984), annual reports (1984)
  3. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1985), congregational meeting minutes (1985), annual reports (1985), statistics (1985)
  4. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1986), congregational meeting mintues (1986), a brief congregational history (1986), directory (1986), annual reports (1986), financial statement (1986)
  5. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1987), financial statements (1987), congregational meeting minutes (1987), annual reports (1987)
  6. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1988), financial statements (1988), congregational meeting minutes (1988), annual reports (1988)
  7. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1989), directory (1989), financial statements (1989), congregational meeting minutes (1989), annual reports (1989)
  8. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1990), annual reports (1990), congregational meeting minutes (1990)

Volume 4698

  1. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1991), annual reports (1991), congregational meeting minutes (1991)
  2. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1992), congregational meeting minutes (1992), annual reports (1992)
  3. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1993), congregational meeting minutes (1993)
  4. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1994), annual reports (1994), congregational meeting minutes (1994)
  5. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1995), congregational meeting minutes (1995), annual reports (1995)
  6. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1996), congregational meeting minutes (1996)
  7. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1997), annual reports (1997)
  8. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), annual reports (1998), congregational meeting minutes (1998)
  9. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (1999), annual reports (1999)

Volume 4826

  1. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2000), congregational meeting minutes (2000-2001), annual reports (2000)
  2. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2001), annual reports (2001), congregational meeting minutes (2002)
  3. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2002), annual reports (2002)
  4. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2004), annual report (2004)
Volume 4757
  1. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2006), congregational address listing; annual meeting minutes, annual reports (2006)
  2. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2007)
  3. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2008), annual meeting minutes; membership directory, report book (2008)
  4. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2009), annual meeting minutes/report book (2009)
  5. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletiins (2010), annual meeting minutes/report book (2010)
  6. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2011), annual meeting minutes/report book (2011)
  7. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2012), annual meeting minutes/report book/membership directory
  8. Springridge Mennonite Church bulletins (2013), annual meeting minutes/report book