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Maples Mennonite Brethren Church – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Maples Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1979–1990

Physical Description

38 cm of textual records and 34 photographs

Administrative History

The Maples Mennonite Brethren Church was started in 1979 when the Manitoba MB Conference Board of Missions and Church Extension decided to plant a church in the Maples area in northwest Winnipeg. Sunday worship services were conducted in the Arthur Wright School from the beginning until the church closed in 1990.

The leaders of the church were: Art Kliewer (1979–1983), Mel Freeman (1983–1985), Hugo Jantz (1986–1987), Gilbert Berg (1987–1990).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a constitution, a membership register, bulletins, minutes from congregational, council and church meetings, building project information, financial information, miscellaneous notes, photographs and a guest book.

Notes

  • Volume 521.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches inventory BC539 (series description and file list available).
  • Related Material: Manitoba MB Conference Board of Missions and Church Extension records, BC270, file no. 100, 101.
  • updated by Conrad Stoesz January 11, 2016.

Series Descriptions

I. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church constitution.
1981.
0.25 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of two constitutions, one from 1981 and the other is not dated.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 1.

II. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church membership registers.
1982–1989.
3 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of a membership register (1982–1989) and membership transfer certificates (1985–1989).
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 2–3.

III. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins.
1979–1990.
5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of weekly bulletins from 1979–1984, a few from the years 1986–1990, and monthly calenders from 1989–1990.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 4–11.

IV. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church meeting minutes.
1980–1990.
5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational meeting minutes (1980–1985), council minutes (1981–1985), church meeting minutes (1989–1990), and a vision statement (1990).
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 12–16.

V. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church youth outreach.
1986.
0.25 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of a few minutes from the pastor’s group meetings, some correspondence, a few surveys concerning the young people in certain areas, and information about the Crossroads Friendship Center.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 17, 20.

VI. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church pastor’s correspondence, reports and misc. notes.
1986–1991.
0.25 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the pastor’s letters to and from people (1986), some reports from the pastor to the board of missions and church extensions, statistical reports (1985, 1988, 1989), and some miscellaneous notes.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 18–19, 49–50.

VII. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church building information.
1968–1987.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of a building permit and plans, and the building project information.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 21–23.

VIII. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church dedication.
1987.
0.25 of textual records.

  • This series consists of information about the church dedication service.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 24.

IX. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church financial information.
1979–1990.
14 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of financial statements and budget information, income comparisons, cash ledgers, receipt journals, and charts of accounts.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 25–48.

X. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church photographs.
198?.
34 photographs.

  • This series consists of colored photographs depicting mainly special events in the life of the church such as baptisms, a church picnic and Christmas banquets.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 51.

XI. Maples Mennonite Brethren Church guest book.
1979–1990.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the church guest book containing all the visitors who came to the church.
  • Finding aid: Maples Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 52.

File List

Volume 521

  1. Church planting proposal and constitutions. – 1979-1981.
  2. Membership Register. – 1982–1989.
  3. Transfer of Membership. – 1985–1989.
  4. Bulletins. – 1979.
  5. Bulletins. – 1980.
  6. Bulletins. – 1981.
  7. Bulletins. – 1982.
  8. Bulletins. – 1983.
  9. Bulletins. – 1984.
  10. Bulletins. – 1986–1990.
  11. Maples MB Monthly Calenders. – 1989–1990.
  12. Congregational Meeting Minutes. – 1980–1985.
  13. Council Minutes. – 1981–1985.
  14. Church Minutes. – 1989.
  15. Church Minutes. – 1990.
  16. Vision Statement. – 1990.
  17. Maples Pastors Group. – 1986.
  18. Pastors Correspondence. – 1987.
  19. Pastors Reports. – 1986–1991.
  20. Crossroads Friendship Center. – undated.
  21. Building Permit. – 1986.
  22. Building Plans. – 1986.
  23. Building Project, 1192 Jefferson Ave. – 1986–1987.
  24. Dedication: Maples MB Church, 1192 Jefferson Ave. – 1987.
  25. Financial Statements. – 1979.
  26. Financial Statements. – 1980.
  27. Financial Statements. – 1981.
  28. Financial Statements. – 1982.
  29. Financial Statements. – 1983.
  30. Financial Statements. – 1984.
  31. Financial Statements. – 1985.
  32. Financial Statements. – 1986.
  33. Budget. – 1985.
  34. Budget. – 1986.
  35. Financial Information. – 1985.
  36. Budget. – 1987.
  37. Income Comparisons. – 1982/1984.
  38. Cash Ledger. – 1979.
  39. General Ledger. – 1980.
  40. Cash Receipt Journal. – 1981.
  41. Cash Ledger. – 1981.
  42. Chart of Accounts. – 1982.
  43. Chart of Accounts. – 1983.
  44. Chart of Accounts. – 1984.
  45. Cash Ledger. – 1985–1986.
  46. General Ledger. – 1986.
  47. General Ledger. – 1987.
  48. Finances. – 1989–1990.
  49. Miscellaneous Notes. – 1988.
  50. Statistical Reports. – 1985, 1988, 1989.
  51. Photographs. – 198?.
  52. Guest Book. – 1979–1990.
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