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Last updated 19 February 2019

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Title: Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship fonds

Dates: 1965-2005; 2017
Extent: 87 cm of textual records

Historical note

The Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship is a congregation that emerged as an initiative of members of the Winnipeg Bergthaler Mennonite Church (later known as Home Street Mennonite Church). It began services in 1966 in the Fort Garry area of Winnipeg and the group formally organized in 1967. It initially met in rented facilities. In 1969 the membership was 34. In 1976 the membership was 57. In 1984 it completed its own meeting place at 150 Bayridge Avenue. In 1990 the membership was 116 and in 2000 it was 170. The congregation strove to provide its own leadership and ministries from within their membership, which meant not hiring "outside" leadership. Some of the members that provided leadership were: Lawrence Klippenstein (1966-1968), Carl Heinrichs (1967-1968), Henry Epp (1969-1970, 1972-1973), Henry Loewen (1971, 1974-1979, 1982-1986), Adolf Ens (1980-1981, 1990), Winona Rempel (1983-1986), Bernie Wiebe (1984-1996), Ray Wahl (1991-1996), Pam Peters-Pries (1997-1998), Rob Nickel (1998- ). The congregation has been affiliated with Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba / Mennonite Church Manitoba, Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1969-), and General Conference Mennonite Church (1971-1999).
Scope and content note
This fonds consist of bulletins, registers, worship schedules, minutes, correspondence, annual reports and other reports, covenants, statistics, brief congregational histories, and newsletters which pertain to the founding and development of the congregation. There are bulletins (1967-2005, 2017), membership and family registers (1968-1980), worship schedules (1976-1991), minutes of various groups including congregational meeting and planning committee meeting (1966-2000), correspondence (1965-1999), annual reports (1966-1991, 1993), other reports (1966-1980), covenants and bylaws (1968-1987), statistics (1966-1981), brief congregational histories (1967-1977), some photographs ([1974?]) and newsletters (1974-1981).
Finding aids
Inventory file list available

Notes

Restrictions on access

None to access

Accession Numbers: 1998-154, 2000-019, 2002-045

Updated by Conrad Stoesz August 5, 2009; edited by Selenna Wolfe 19 Feb 2019. 



Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship fonds inventory file list:

Volume 47

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1967)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1968)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1969)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1970)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1971), congregational ladies fellowship programme (1970-1971)
  6. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1974), Sunday School register (1974)
  7. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1975)
  8. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1976), congregational schedule of worship (1976)
  9. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1977)
  10. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship correspondence (1970-1973), annual reports (1967), congregational meeting minutes and reports (1966),  proposed covenant and bylaws ([196-?]), newsletters (1975), worship litanies ([19-])
  11. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship draft education curriculum ([197-?]), position paper on ordination ([196-?]), congregational meeting minutes (1967), litanies ([19-]), bulletins (1973), Crossroads report (1973), chapter outline of Mennonites in Canada ([1974?]), Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba constitution and bylaws (1972), Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota constitution (1961), AIIM newsletter (1974), questions and schedule for consultation on conversion, discipleship, and reconciliation (1972), congregational goals and objectives ([196-?])

Volume 1404

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship expansion committee meeting minutes and correspondence (1965-1967)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship planning committee and congregational meeting minutes )1967-1969)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship planning committee meeting minutes and correpondence (1967-1974)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship worship committee meeting minutes (some meetings were joint with other committees) and correspondence (1967-1981), congregational programmes (1969-1976)

Volume 1405

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship worship and Sunday School questionnaires (1979-1981)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship worship schedules (1977-1981)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship education committee meeting minutes (1972-1981)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship annual reports (1969-1981)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship congregational meeting minutes (1969-1981)

Volume 1406

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship congregational correspondence (1967-1981)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship K group documents (1980-1981)
  3. 3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship directories ([1968?]-1984), ladies fellowship programme schedule ([1971?])
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship membership transfers (1966-1981), announcements of commitment (1968-1973)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship covenants (1968-1980)

Volume 1407

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship brief congregational history (1967), congregational register (1967-1978)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship dedication programme (1985), annual reports (1982)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship statistics (1970-1981)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship newsletters (1974-1980)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship proposal from Faith and Life Communications (1973)
  6. General Conference Mennonite Church correspondence (1971-1973)
  7. Conference of Mennonites in Canada correspondence (1972-1973)
  8. Mennonite Central Committee correspondence (1973)
  9. Elim Christian Education Centre correspondence (1973)

Volume 1614

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship litanies (1978-1979), congregational schedules (1978-1979), directory (1967)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1978)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1979), worship schedule (1979)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1980), newsletters (1980), Sunday School register (1980), K-group activity report (1980), annual reports (1980)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1981), congregational meeting minutes (1981), planning committee meeting minutes (1981), newsletters (1981), annual reports (1981), Westgate Board Chairman report (1981), worship schedule (1981)
  6. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1982), education committee, planning committee, and congregational meeting minutes (1982), worship orders (1982), annual reports (1982)

Volume 2650

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship congregational meeting minutes (1984-1985), annual reports (1984-1985)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship planning committee meeting minutes (1985-1986), congregrational meeting minutes (1985-1986), annual reports (1985-1986), directory (1986), occupancy permit (1986), correspondence (1986)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship annual reports (1987), committee responsibilities ([198-?]), congregational meeting minutes (1987), executive committee meeting minutes (1987), planning committee meeting minutes (1987), congregational covenant and bylaws (1987), correspondence (1987)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship youth and young adult committee meeting minutes (1987-1992), worship committee meeting minutes (1988-1991), outreach and orientation committee meeting minutes (1989-1991), adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1988-1992)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1991), worship schedules (1991)
  6. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship worship committee meeting minutes (1991-1992), children’s ministry committee meeting minutes (1991-1992), outreach and orientation committee meeting minutes (1991-1992), lay ministers’ committee meeting minutes (1991-1992), congregational meeting minutes (1991)
  7. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship executive committee meeting minutes (1990-1992), planning committee meeting minutes (1991-1992)
  8. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship lay ministers’ meeting minutes (1993), youth and young adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1993), adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1993), planning committee meeting minutes (1993), executive committee meeting minutes (1993), annual reports (1992-1993), bulletins (1993)

Volume 2917

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1969, 1983), worship schedules (1983), correspondence (1983), planning committee meeting minutes (1983), congregational committee meeting minutes (1983), building finance committee minutes (1983), building drawings (1983), annual reports (1983)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1984), congregational discussion outline (1984), congregational meeting minutes (1984), annual reports (1983-1984), planning committee meeting minutes (1984), correspondence (1984)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1985), worship schedules (1985)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1986), worship schedules (1986)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1987), worship schedules (1987)
  6. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1988), worship schedules (1988)
  7. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1992), congregational meeting minutes (1992), annual reports (1991-1992), directory (1992), lay ministers’ meeting minutes (1992), youth and young adults ministries committee meeting minutes (1992), adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1992), children’s ministry committee meeting minutes (1992), planning committee meeting minutes (1992), executive committee meeting minutes (1992)

Volume 3451

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1988), worship schedules (1988), congregational meeting minutes (1966-1967, 1988), annual reports (1987-1988), directory ([196-?],[1988?]), congregational reports (1966-1967), correspondence (1966-1967), Sunday School teaching assignment list (1967), planning committee meeting minutes (1988)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bulletins (1989), worship schedules (1989), annual reports (1988-1989), congregational meeting minutes (1989), planning committee meeting minutes (1989), executive committee meeting minutes (1989)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship directory (1989-1990), congregational meeting minutes (1990), annual reports (1989-1990), facilities exploration committee report (1990), building drawings ([199-?]), executive committee meeting minutes (1990)
  4. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship directory (1990-1991), building plan proposal (1991), congregational meeting minutes (1991), annual reports (1990-1991), planning committee meeting minutes (1990-1991), executive committee meeting minutes (1991)
  5. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship directory (1992)

Volume 4679

  1. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship lay ministers’ meeting minutes (1997-1998), planning committee meeting minutes (1998), executive committee meeting minutes (1998), congregational meeting minutes (1998), youth and young adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1997), children’s ministry meeting minutes (1998), adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1997-1998), music committee meeting minutes (1997-1998)
  2. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bursary committee meeting minutes (1999), adult ministries committee meeting minutes (2000), lay minister’s committee meeting minutes (1999-2000), youth and young adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1999)
  3. Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship bursary committee meeting minutes (1999), adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1999), lay minister’s committee meeting minutes (1998-1999), youth and young adult ministries committee meeting minutes (1999), children’s ministries committee meeting minutes (1999), music committee meeting minutes (1998-1999), planning committee meeting minutes (1999), congregational meeting minutes (1999), executive committee meeting minutes (1999), worship committee meeting minutes (1998-1999), correspondence (1998-1999)

Volume 5013


   2.  Committee minutes. Planning comittee (June 1995-June 1996), Executive committee (June 95 - May 1996), Worship committee (August 1995 - August 1996), Children's Ministries committee (August 1995 - August 1996), Adult Ministeries Committee (July 1995-July 1996), Youth and Young Adults committee (August 19956 - August 1996), Lay Ministers (July 1995-July 1996).
  1. Semi annual meeting minutes and reports (1996).
  2. Semi annual meeting minutes and reports (1995).
  3. Committee minutes. Worship committee (August 1994 - June 1995), Executive committee (August 1994 - May 1995), Planning committee (October 1994 - May 1995), Children's Ministeries committee (September 1994 - March 1995), Outreach and Orientation committee (Septmber 1994 - March 1995), Youth and Young Adults committee (October 1994 - February 1995), Adult Ministries (June 1994 - May 1995).
  4. Directories (1994-1996), Pictoral directory (1994), Fondue Newsletter (1994-1996).
  5. Bulletins (1995).

Volume 2137

  1. Annual Report book (2002), Planning Committee Minutes (2002), Outreach and Orientation Committee Minutes (2001-2002), Music Committee Minutes (2002), Worship Committee Minutes (2001-2002), Lay Ministers (2001), Children's Ministeruies (2002) Financial Statements (2002), FGMF Highlights (Fall, Christmas 2002)., directory (2002) , annual report book (2002), (Note:Some minutes are incomplete.)

2.  FGMF Facilities Committee Minutes (2004)

3.  FGMF Listing of children born 01/2001 - 04/2004.

4.  FGMF Joint Committee Minutes (2003-04)

5.  FGMF Planning Committee Report (2004)

6.  FGMF Outreach & Orientation (2004)

7.  FGMF Worship Committee Minutes (2003-04)

8.  FGMF Lay Ministers Minutes (2003-04)

9.  FGMF Children's Ministries (2003-04)

10.  FGMF Report Book (05/04)

11.  FGMF Highlights Spring 2004

12.  FGMF bulletins (2004); Worship schedules (2004); FGMF Highlights (Spring, Autumn, Christmas)

13.  FGMF Facilities Committee Report (2004)

14.  FGMF Outreach and Orientation Committee (2004)

15.  FGMF Planning Committee (2004)

16.  FGMF Executive (2004)

17.  FGMF Worship Committee (2004)

18.  FGMF Layministry (2004)

19.  FGMF Lay Ministers Minutes (2000), Youth & Young Adults minutes (2000), Children's Ministries (2000), Adult Ministries (2000), Worship Committee Minutes (2000), Fellowship Annual Meeting (2000), Executive Committee (2000), Planning Committee (2000)

Volume 2156

1.  FGMF bulletins (2005), FGMF Highlights (2005); Report Book (2004), Directory (2004); Planning Committee Minutes (2004), Lay Ministers Meeting Minutes (2004), Outreach & Orientation Committee Meeting Minutes (2005), Executive Meeting Minutes, Outreach and Orentation minutes (2005), Semi-annual meeting minutes (2005) Layministry Meeting minutes, Planning Committee, Worship Committee minutes (2005).

2.  Lay Ministers' meetings minutes (2001), Worship Committee meeting minutes (2001), Children's Ministries meeting minutes (2001), adult ministries meeting minutes (2001); Planning Committee Meeting minutes (2001), Music Committee meeting minutes (2001), Youth and Young Adults Committee minutes (2000-01); annual report book (2000), Fellowship Annual Meeting (2000), semi-annual meeting (2000), annual meeting (2000); Executive Committee meeting minutes (2001), O & O (2001)

3.  FGMF bulletins (2017); Semi-Annual Fellowship Meeting (January 29, 2017) Semi-Annual Fellowship Meeting ( May 28, 2017)

Volume 6364

1.  FGMF Directory (1993); Semi-Annual Meeting Reports and Minutes (Feb. 1994 and May 1994); Fellowship Fondue Newsletter (Nov. 1993, June 1994); Joint Committee Meeting (June 1994)

2.  FGMF meeting minutes (Sept. 1993-June 1994) for Adult Ministries, Youth and Young Adults Ministries, Outreach and Orientation, Worship, Children Ministries, Lay Ministres; FGMF Planning Committee and Executive Committee minutes (Sept. 1993-April 1994) 

3.  FGMF bulletins (1994) [excluding July and August] 


Microfilms:

Microfilm No. 346 (MHC Project No. 93)

  1. Early beginnings: Fort Garry Church Expansion Minutes and Correspondence, 1965-1967.
  2. Early record book of Planning Committee and Congregational meetings, 1967-1969.
  3. Planning Committee Minutes and Correspondence, 1967-1981.

Microfilm No. 346 (MHC Project No. 93)

  1. Worship Committee, 1967-1981.
    1. Minutes,1967-1981, correspondence, worship schedules up to 1977, and various other kinds of material.
    2. Worship Committee questionnaire & Sunday School questionnaire, 1978.
    3. Worship Schedules, September 1977 – June 1981 (missing June-August 1978, July-September 1979).
  2. Education Committee Minutes, 1972-1981.
  3. Congregational Annual Report, 1969-1981. Also included are 1967 financial report, and various other reports, financial statements, and resolutions which were not included with the annual reports.
  4. Congregational Meeting Minutes, 1969-1981.
  5. Correspondence, 1967-1974, 1980-1981. Includes correspondence between individuals and committees within the church, as well as correspondence between the church and other organizations. Also some correspondence relating to years 1975-1981.
  6. Kononia Group Report, ca. 1980.
  7. Membership Lists: 6 lists with no date, and, 1968, 1975, 1975-1976, 1976-1977.
  8. Transfer of Membership, and "My Announcement of Commitment", 1966-1973, 1977-1981.
  9. Covenant, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1980. Includes report of Revision Committee, and working copies of Covenant.
  10. Statistics of Fellowship sent in to General Conference Mennonite Church, 1970, 1972, 1976-1980.
  11. History
    1. Klippenstein, Lawrence. "A Brief Development Report", July, 1967.
    2. Epp, Henry H. "Our Story: Becoming a Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship", 1968.
    3. "Our Story", 1971.
    4. Loeppky, Ruth. "An Attempt to Understand Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship" (CMBC), 1977.
  12. Newsletter, issues ranging from 1974-1980.
  13. Faith and Life Communications, Correspondence with the Fellowship, 1970-1973.
  14. General Conference Mennonite Church, Correspondence with the Fellowship, 1971-1973.
  15. Conference of Mennonites in Canada, Correspondence with the Fellowship, 1971-1973.
  16. Mennonite Central Committee, Correspondence with the Fellowship, 1971-1973.
  17. Elim Christian Education Centre, Correspondence with the Fellowhip, 1971-1973.
  18. Photographs of the congregation meeting, [1974?] by H.H Epp.
  19. Membership Cards, Started ca. 1967.