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Cornerstone Christian Fellowship – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship fonds

Dates of Creation

1975–1994

Physical Description

8 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The planning for a Winnipeg inner city congregation began in 1975 by Manitoba MB Missions. In 1977, the Christian Resource Centre was begun. Worship services were begun at the centre in 1979. In 1983, the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship was established as a congregation with 17 charter members. In 1985, the group joined the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Cornerstone provided ministries in the areas of counseling, visitation, Bible studies, and social ministries. It provided a nurturing centre for members. As a result of joint discussions over a period of time, the congregation severed its relationship with the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in 1991. It divided into two house churches, one of which closed about two years later (Livingstones) and the other has remained active (Watershed).

The leaders of the congregation were: Paul Patterson (1977–1991) and Cal Wiebe (1985–1991).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of minutes of meetings and reports leading to the formation of a Christian Resource Centre (1977–1983) and then Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (CCF) (1983–1991) as a congregation. There are resource materials and other publications produced by Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, reports to the supporting Conference agency, and correspondence between leaders of the congregation and the supporting Conference agency and Conference leaders. There are also congregational bulletins (1983–1988), copies of the congregational publication The Cornerstonian (1985–1988), minutes of the CCF Advisory Council (1982–1986), CCF Social Ministries reports (1986–1987), MURP Housing Plus Committee minutes (1985), and records of the Mennonite Urban Renewal Programs (1982–1988).

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after 1993.

Notes

  • Volume 528.
  • Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list is available.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BC-549.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 6 September 2001.
  • No restrictions.

 

Series Descriptions

I. Christian Resource Centre Minutes and Reports.
1975–1982.
1.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of reports and minutes leading to the formation of the Christian Resource Centre in 1977 and its function to 1982.

II. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Minutes, Reports, and Correspondence.
1982–1994.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of reports, sermon, publications, and correspondence of the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.

III. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Publications – bulletins, newsletters.
1983–1989.
2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational bulletins (1983–1988), publications such as The Cornerstonian and pamphlets, Covenant and Narrative Budget (1989), a Profile of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Winnipeg, Manitoba: “Imaging Wholeness Out of Brokenness”.

IV. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Minutes and Reports.
1983–1988.
1.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of CCF advisory council minutes (1983–1986), CCF Social Ministries reports (1986–1987), CCFHousing Plus Committee minutes (1985). There is also correspondence and documents concerning purchase of property for the congregation.

V. Cornerstone Social Ministries: MURP.
1982–1988.
2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of Mennonite Urban Renewal Programs pamphlets, reports, annual meeting minutes, Housing Plus Committee minutes, and financial statements (1985–1988).

File List

Volume 528

  1. Christian Resource Centre Minutes and Reports. -- 1975–1982.
  2. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Minutes, Reports, and Correspondence. -- 1982–1994.
  3. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Publications and bulletins. -- 1983–1989.
  4. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Minutes and Reports. -- 1983–1988.
  5. Cornerstone Social Ministries: MURP. -- 1982–1988.
  6. Leadership Team minutes. -- 1986–1992.
  7. Official documents regarding the purchase and sale of property and charitable status. -- 1988–1993.
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