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Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


First Mennonite Church (Burns Lake, B.C.)

Retrieval numbers: Volumes 107, 2397, 4439.

Title: First Mennonite Church (Burns Lake, B.C.) fonds
Dates: 1959-1999
Extent: 24 cm of textual records
Repository: Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Historical note

First Mennonite Church in Burns Lake, B.C. began services in 1953. These Mennonite families who had moved to the area from the prairies built their own meeting house in 1955. The membership was 33 in 1960. Their meeting house was expanded in 1962 and again in 1984. In 1974 the membership was 104, in 1986 it was 125 and in 2000 it was 128. The leaders of the congregation were: Elmer Dick (1954-1964), John Friesen (1964-1969), Edwin Giesbrecht (1969-1975), Abe Buhler (1975-1981, 2004), Gerald Dyck (1981), Gerald Klassen (1982-1988), Edward Funk (1989-1991), Abraham Buhler (1992-1998),  John Neufeld (2000-2004), Abe Buhler (interim) (2004), Roland Cataford (interim) (2006-2008), David Friesen (interim) (2008).

Scope and content note

This fonds contains bulletins (1968-1999), correspondence (1959-1966), photographs (1960), reports including annual reports (1963-1990), congregational office holders (1969), church dedication service programme (1984), ), congregational meeting minutes (1989-1990), directory (1991), newsletter (1999), and a brief congregational history (1960). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Burns Lake, B.C. They document some of the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Subject terms

First Mennonite Church (Burns Lake, B.C.)

Creators

First Mennonite Church (Burns Lake, B.C.)

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 24 January 2003.


First Mennonite Church (Burns Lake, B.C.) fonds file list:

Volume 107

  1. First Mennonite Church correspondence (1959-1966), photograph : b&w ; 6.3 X 8.9 cm (1960), photograph : negative ; 6.1 X 6.1 cm (1960), a brief congregational history (1960), reports (1963-1965)
  2. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1968)
  3. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1969), financial report (1969), congregational office holders (1969)
  4. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1970)
  5. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1971)
  6. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1973)
  7. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1974)
  8. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1976, 1978)
  9. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1982)
  10. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1983)
  11. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1984), church dedication service programme (1984), annual reports (1984)

Volume 2397

  1. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1985)
  2. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1986)
  3. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1987)
  4. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1988)
  5. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1989), annual reports (1989), congregational meeting minutes (1989)
  6. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1990), annual reports (1990), congregational meeting minutes (1990)
  7. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1991), directory (1991)
  8. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1992)
  9. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1993)

Volume 4439

  1. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1995)
  2. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1996)
  3. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1997)
  4. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1998)
  5. First Mennonite Church bulletins (1999), newsletter (1999)