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Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Retrieval numbers: Volumes 4, 5, 1603, 2927, 3544, 3814, 4011, 4693

Title: Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) fonds
Dates: 1957-2001
Extent: 64 cm of textual records
Repository: Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Historical note

Grace Mennonite Church was founded in 1956 in St. Catharines, Ontario. They began by worshipping in rented facilities. In 1958 they completed their own meeting house. The congregation was incorporated in 1957 and joined the conference as an independent congregation in 1960. The important factor in beginning this congregation was the need for an English-language place of worship for the Mennonite community. The founding group included Henry Nickel, Walter Epp, and Henry Schellenberg. In 1961 the membership stood at 144, in 1975 it was 238 and then remained at about that level, being 224 in 2000. The leaders of the congregation were: David Schroeder (1956), Henry Fransen (1956-1963), Arthur Dick (1964-1966), John Krahn (1967-1969), Edward Enns (1971-1974), Fred Unruh (1975-1984), Henry Paetkau (1985-2000), Wanda and Doug Amstutz (2001- ).

Scope and content note

This fonds contains bulletins (1968-2001), congregational directories (1967-1994), newsletters (1966-1998), congregational office holders lists (1970-1988), a brief congregational history (1977, 1996), correspondence (1959-1965), annual reports (1958-1999), congregational constitution (1957), pictorial directory (1979), church council meeting minutes (1971-1974), and congregational meeting minutes (1971-1999). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation in St. Catharines, Ontario. They document the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Index terms

Subject terms

Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Creators

Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Adjunct descriptive data

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.

Notes

Language

Some German.

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 23 May 2002.


Grace Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario) fonds file list:

 Volume 4

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1968)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1969), Sunday school staff directory (1969), congregational directory (1969)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1970), congregational office holders (1970)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1971)
  5. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1972)
  6. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1973)
  7. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1974), Silver Lake Camp newsletter ([197-?])
  8. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1975), congregational office holders (1975)

Volume 5

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1976)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1977), brief congregational history (1977), annual reports (1977), newsletters (1977)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church correspondence (1959-1965), financial statement (1962)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1966-1971)
  5. Grace Mennonite Church congregational directories (1967-[197-?])
  6. Grace Mennonite Church annual reports (1958-1968)
  7. Grace Mennonite Church annual reports (1969-1976)
  8. Grace Mennonite Church constitution (1957)

Volume 1603

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1978), annual reports (1978)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1979), pictorial directory (1979)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1980), annual reports (1980)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1981), Northern Light Gospel Missions newsletter (1981), directory (1981)
  5. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1982)

Volume 2927

  1. Grace Mennonite Church church council meeting minutes (1971-1974), annual reports (1971-1974), congregational meeting minutes (1971-1974)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1983), annual reports (1983)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1984), annual reports (1984)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1985), annual reports (1985)

Volume 3544

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1986), directory (1986), annual reports (1986)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1987), directory (1987)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1988), congregational office holders (1988)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1989), newsletter (1989), directory (1989), annual reports (1989), congregational meeting minutes (1989)

Volume 3814

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1990), newsletters (1990), directory (1990), annual reports (1990), congregational meeting minutes (1990)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1991), newsletters (1991), directory (1991), annual reports (1991), congregational meeting minutes (1991)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1992), newsletters (1992), directory (1992), annual reports (1992), congregational meeting minutes (1992)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1993), newsletters (1993), annual reports (1993), congregational meeting minutes (1993)

Volume 4011

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1994), directory (1994), newsletters (1994)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins 1995), newsletters (1995), annual reports (1995), congregational meeting minutes (1995)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1996), newsletter (1996), annual reports (1996), congregational meeting minutes (1996), 40th anniversary commemorative newsletter (1996)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1997), newsletters (1997)

Volume 4693

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), newsletters (1998), annual reports (1998), congregational meeting minutes (1998)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1999), annual reports (1999), congregational meeting minutes (1999)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2000), directory (2000)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2001)
  5. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2002)
  6. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2003)
  7. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2004)