(c)Mennonite Heritage Centre 2003
Last updated 06 May 2014

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Title: Charleswood Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1962-2013
Extent: 64 cm of textual records
Extent: 3 microfilm reels

Historical note

Charleswood Mennonite Church in Winnipeg had its beginning in May 1963 under the sponsorship of The Bethel Mennonite congregation.The 31 charter members consisted on 18 transfers from Bethel Mennonite Church and 13 transfers from other Mennonite congregations. The organization began on September 15, 1963.  The congregation was involved in sponsoring Crossroads, an inner-city project, Sargent MCC thrift shop, and Bethel Place.  In November 1965 the membership was 51. In 1973 the membership was 161. In 2000 the membership stood at 228. The leaders of the congregation were: Cornie Rempel (1963-1969, 1975), Ron Hunsicker (1970-1975), Larry Kehler (1976-1979), Esther and Dan Epp-Tiessen (1980-1981), Jessie Kehler (1981-1982), Elsa Barg (1982-1983), Helen and Henry Dueck (1983-1984), Fred Unruh (1985-1992), Lisa Carr Pries (1993-1996), Carolyne Epp-Fransen (1993-1994), John Braun (1994- ).

Scope and content note

This fonds consists of registers, directories, bulletins, annual reports, news clippings, congregational programmes, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, constitutions, position papers, and litanies which pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in Charleswood. It documents the leaders and participants in the congregation. This fonds consists of registers (1963-1979), directories (1969-1995, 2000-2002), annual reports (1963-1993, 1997), news clippings (1963), congregational programmes for various events (1965-1992), correspondence (1970-1976), congregational meeting minutes (1963-1989), church council meeting minutes (1962-1989), newsletters (1973-1994), constitutions ([196-?]-1978), position papers ([197-?]-1988), and litanies ([197-]). The records pertain to the founding and development of the congregation in Charleswood and they documents the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Adjunct descriptive data

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.

Notes

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records were microfilmed at the Mennonite Heritage Centre in 1980 and 1990. Textual records have been deposited on a regular basis by the congregration at the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Described by Bert Friesen 7 January 2002.


Charleswood Mennonite Church fonds file list:

Volume 43

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1963)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1964)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1965)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1966)
  5. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1967)
  6. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1968)
  7. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1969), congregational meeting minutes (1969), financial statement (1969), Task Force Report (1969)
  8. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1970), congregational meeting minutes (1970), correspondence (1970)
  9. Charleswood Mennonite Church annual reports (1963-1970), congregational meeting minutes (1963-1970)

Volume 44

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1971)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1972), annual reports (1972)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1973), correspondence (1973)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1974)
  5. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1975), directory (1975)
  6. Charleswood Mennonite Church marriage statement (1979), newsletters (1973,1978), directory (1976), congregational meeting minutes (1975-1976), meditations for Lent ([197-?]), worship litany (1974), counselling service brochure ([197-?]), death questionnaire ([197-?]), correspondence (1975-1976)
  7. Charleswood Mennonite Church directory (1977), annual reports (1976), ordination service programme (1976), dedication service programmme (1965), bulletins (1964, 1965, 1977)
  8. Charleswood Mennonite Church newsletters (1973-1976)
  9. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1963)
  10. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1964)
  11. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1965)
  12. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1966)
  13. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1967)
  14. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1968)

Volume 1115

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1976), ordination service programme (1976), retreat programme (1976), annual reports (1976)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1977), annual reports (1977)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1978), directory (1978), annual reports (1978)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1979), marriage questionnaire ([197-?]), war tax statement ([197-?]), directory (1979)
  5. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1980), newsletters (1980), annual reports (1980), congregational meeting minutes (1980), direcoty (1980)
  6. Charleswood Mennonite Church newsletters (1977-1979)

Volume 2410

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1981), newsletters (1981), congregational meeting minutes (1981)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1982), newsletters (1982), annual reports (1982)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1983), newsletters (1983), congregational meeting minutes (1983)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1984), newsletters (1984)
  5. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1985), newsletters (1985)

Volume 3251

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1986), congregational retreat programme (1986), newsletters (1986)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1987), directory (1987-1988), newsletters (1987), annual reports (1987), programme for a workshop on the living congregation (1987)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1988), newsletters (1988), position paper on ministry and leadership (1988), annual reports (1988)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1989), newsletters (1989), directory (1988-1989)

Volume 4025

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1990), newsletters (1990), Directory (1989-1990).
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1991), newsletters (1991)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1992), newsletters (1992), ordination service programme (1992), annual reports (1992)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1993), annual reports (1993), newsletters (1993)

Volume 4492

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1994), directory (1993-1994), newsletters (1994)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1995), directory (1995)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1996)
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2002)
  5. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1997)
  6. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1998)
  7. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (1999)
  8. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2001)
  9. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2002)

Volume 2880

  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2003), directory 2003-2004
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulleints (2004), annual report (2003), newsletters (2004)
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2006), annual report (2005), telephone directory (2007)

Volume 5317
  1. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2007), telephone directory (2008)
  2. Charleswood Mennonite Church "The Grapevine" Jan./06 - Sept-Dec/06
  3. Charleswood Mennonite Church "The Grapevine" Jan./07 - Dec./07
  4. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2008), telephone directory (2008), 2007 Property & Finance Report, 2008 Budget
  5. Charleswood Mennonite Church "The Grapevine" Jan./08 - Dec./08
  6. Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2009) "The Grapevine" 09-01 - 09-06; annual report book (2008)

Volume 5520
1.  
Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2010), 2009 Property & Finance Report; 2009 Annual Report Book, 2010-2011 Telephone Directory; The Grapevine (2010); 2011-2012 Telephone Directory
2.  Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2011); annual report books (Feb. 12/12 and Feb. 20/12); 2011 Financial Statement and 2012 Proposed Budget; Telephone Directory 2011-12; The Grapevine 2011 #1-3.
3.  Charleswood Mennonite Church, 2012-2013 Telephone Directory, bulletins (2012); annual report 2012; financial statments 2012, "The Grapevine" 12-01 - 12-04.
4.  Charleswood Mennonite Church bulletins (2013); The Grapevine 1-4 (2013); Telephone Directory 2013-14; annual report book (2013); Financial Statements (2013)


Microfilm:


Microfilm No. 205 (MHC Project No. 54)

  1. Registers
    1. Register of members transferred, 1963-1979.
    2. Baptismal register, 1966-1980.
    3. Marriage register, 1965-1979.
    4. Congregational directories, 1969-1980.
  2. History
    1. Bulletin of the first service, 1963.
    2. Report of organization.
    3. Bethel Mennonite Church minutes, etc. regarding the establishment of the Charleswood Mennonite Church.
    4. Newspaper clippings.
    5. Correspondence regarding the establishment of the Charleswood Mennonite Church, 1963.
    6. Term paper "The Charleswood Mennonite Church" by Peter H. Nickel, CMBC, 1966.
    7. Tenth Anniversary celebration, 1973.
  3. Minutes
    1. Church council meetings, 1963-1979.
    2. Congregational meetings, 1963-1979.
    3. Annual reports, 1963-1979.
  4. Miscellaneous
    1. Taks force documents, 1969.
    2. Constitutions.
    3. Confession of faith.
    4. Newsletters.

Microfilm No. 422 (MHC Project No. 154)

  1. Church council meeting minutes, 1962-1989.
  2. Congregational meeting minutes, 1963-1989.

Microfilm No. 423 (MHC Project No. 154)

  1. Newsletters, 1980-1989.