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Grace Church – Cranberry Portage, MB

Proper Title

Grace Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1966–2018

Physical Description

12 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The congregation grew out of efforts of the Presbyterian Church to serve the community. In 1966, a Mennonite Brethren family moved into the community and became part of the Presbyterian Church. By 1978, the arrangement had evolved and the result was that a Mennonite Brethren congregation was established in that year. The congregation was officially chartered as a church in 1982 and accepted as a member congregation in the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in 1983.

The leaders of the congregation were: Gary Sawatzky (1978–1979), John Nikkel (1980–1985), Ted Goossen (1986–1995), Bob Hay (1996), Bill Lothian (1996–2008), and Bob Hay (2009– ).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a brief history of the congregation and congregational bulletins.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2017 and 2018, lay leader Bob Hay deposited documents relating to the congregations early years, 25th anniversary, and 40th anniversary.

Notes

  • Volume 519.
  • Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list is available.
  • Accession No. 2017-16.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BC-537.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 7 September 2001; updated by Jon Isaak, December 2018.
  • No restrictions.

File List

Volume 519

  1. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren history. -- 1928–1985.
  2. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1979–1982.
  3. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1985.
  4. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1986.
  5. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1987.
  6. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1988.
  7. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1989.
  8. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1990.
  9. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1991.
  10. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1992.
  11. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1993.
  12. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1994.
  13. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1995.
  14. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 1996.
  15. Constitution. -- [198-?].
  16. Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren bulletins. -- 2003, 2011, 2017.
  17. Slide show presentation text written by Bernice Hay telling story of the Grace Church. -- 1994?
  18. Two letters written by Bob Hay re. the church and its ministry. -- 2017, 2018.
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