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Crossroads (St. Vital) Mennonite Brethren Church – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1986–2019

Physical Description

86 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church was chartered in 1989 with 21 members and officially joined the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. It began using rented facilities for worship services in the St. Vital area of Winnipeg. In August 1998, it moved into the St. Boniface Evangelical Christian Church building (231 Kitson Street), another Mennonite Brethren Church that had recently closed. The St. Vital congregation renamed itself the Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church. In 2014, the membership stood at 110.

The leaders of the congregation were: Albert Friesen (1988–1989), James Alty (1989), Carolee and Ken Neufeld (1989–1993, 1994–1995), Henry Regier (1993–1994), John Epp (1995–1996), Edith and Marvin Dyck (1997–2020).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists five series. Crossroads (St. Vital) Mennonite Brethren Church history and governance, bulletins and directories, membership records, church council and membership meeting minutes, and committee meeting minutes. The textual files document the progress of the church from it's beginning to the present day, and provides an understanding of church structure, administration and organization. This fonds documents well the Mennonite Brethren church planting in Winnipeg in the late 1980s/1990s.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1995. In September of 2012, Karis Hiebert, the administrative assistant of the church, delivered another box of records. Church bulletins have been deposited regularly over the years.

Notes

  • Volumes 533, 534, 1381, and 1476.
  • Accession No. 2012-09.
  • Finding aid consists of a file list.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BC-554.
  • Related material: Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Conference fonds, Moderator's files, box 2:42.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 13 September 2001, updated by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander 12 October 2011. Updated by Kate Woltmann July 18 & December 5, 2013, Conrad Stoesz April 27, 2017; updated by Andrew D. Brown October 2017. updated by Emma Sorensen May 31, 2018.
  • No restrictions on access.

Series Descriptions

I. Church History and Governance
1987–1996.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of church history (1995), constitution (1988), and mission statement (1987).
  • Location: Volume 533, nos. 3–6.

II. Church Bulletins and Directories
1993–2019.
18 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of church bulletins (1993–1995, 2003–2012, and 2014–2019) and directories (1994–2019).
  • Location: Volume 533, nos. 7–16; Volume 1381, nos. 1–4; Volume 534, nos. 9–15.

III. Membership Records
1986–2009.
18 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of membership records (1986–1987, 1995–2001, 2003–2004, 2007, and 2009).
  • Location: Volume 1381, nos. 5–14.

IV. Church Council and Membership Meeting Minutes
1994–2008.
28 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of church council (1994–1995 and 2001–2008) and membership meeting (2001–2008) minutes.
  • Location: Volume 1381, nos. 15–22; Volume 1476, nos. 1–11.

V. Committee Meeting Minutes
1998–2005.
6 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of social committee (1988–1994), small groups (1994–2005), and pastoral search committee (1996–1997) minutes.
  • Location: Volume 1476, nos. 12–14.

File List

Volume 533

3. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church History/Timeline of Events (1978–1995). -- 1995.
4. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Mission Statement. -- 1987.
5. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Constitution. -- 1988.
6. Women in Ministry Discernment and Statement. -- 1993–1996.
7. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 1993–1995.
8. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2003–2004.
9. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2005.
10. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2006.
11. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2007.
12. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2008
13. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2009.
14. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2010.
15. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2011.
16. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2012.

Volume 534

9. Bulletins, baptism announcement, telephone directory. -- 2013.
10. Telephone directory. -- 2014.
11. Telephone directory. -- 2015.
12. Telephone directory. -- 2016.
13. Bulletins, telephone directory, baptism. -- 2017.
14. Bulletins, telephone directory. -- 2018.
15. Bulletins, telephone directory. -- 2019.

Volume 1381

1. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2014.
2. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2015.
3. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Bulletins. -- 2016.
4. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Directories, Info Pamphlets & Event Invitations. -- 1994–2013.
5. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 1986–1987.
6. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 1995–1996.
7. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 1997.
8. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 1998.
9. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 1999.
10. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 2000–2001.
11. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 2003.
12. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 2004.
13. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records -- 2007.
14. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Records. -- 2009.
15. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Council Minutes. – 1994–1995.
16. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. January–June. -- 2001.
17. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. July–December. -- 2001.
18. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. January–June. -- 2002.
19. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. July–December. -- 2002.
20. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. -- 2003.
21. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. -- 2004.
22. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. -- 2005.

Volume 1476

1. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. -- 2006.
2. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Refocusing Team and Strategic Ministry Plan. -- 2007.
3. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Council Meeting Minutes. -- 2008.
4. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2001.
5. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2002.
6. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2003.
7. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2004.
8. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2005.
9. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2006.
10. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2007.
11. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Meeting Minutes. -- 2008.
12. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Social Committee Minutes. -- 1988–1994.
13. Crossroads Mennonite Brethren Church Small Groups - Minutes, Guidelines, Seminars, Devotionals, Organization. -- 1994–2005.
14. St. Vital Mennonite Brethren Church Space/Pastoral Search Committee Minutes & Correspondence. -- 1996–1997.

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