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Meeting Place, The – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

The Meeting Place fonds

Dates of Creation

1991–2019

Physical Description

13 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Meeting Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, congregation was formed in 1991. They set out to be a “seeker friendly” congregation with a contemporary worship style. They began with a store front in the core of Winnipeg. In 1992, they took possession of an empty building in downtown Winnipeg, and after extensive renovations moved in to their new meeting house in 1993. The membership stood at 34 in 1993 and 321 in 2000.

The leaders of the congregation were: Ben Thiessen (1991–1992) and Paul Wartman (1993–2002), David Falk, Interim (2003), Gene Maynard (2004–2005), Dan Rutherford (2006), Gerry Goertzen (2007), John Neufeld (2008– ).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of an address directory (1996), congregational bulletins (1991–1995, 2007-2008) and a membership introductory booklet [199-].

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis until 1996. The introduction booklet (volume 532, file 9) was found in the Agora Church (Halifax, NS) collection, and was added in July 2014.

Notes

  • Volume 532.
  • Finding aids 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-552.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 10 September 2001; updated by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander November 2, 2011; updated by Kate Woltmann, July 2014.
  • No restrictions on access.

Series Descriptions

I. The Meeting Place Address Directory.
1996.
0.4 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the congregational address directory (1996).

II. The Meeting Place Bulletins.
1991–1995, 2007-2008, 2015-2019.
6.6 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational bulletins (1991–1995, 2007-2008).

File List

Volume 532

  1. The Meeting Place Address Directory. – 1996.
  2. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 1991.
  3. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 1992.
  4. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 1993.
  5. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 1994.
  6. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 1995.
  7. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 2007.
  8. The Meeting Place bulletins. – 2008.
  9. The Meeting Place Catalogue listing of Teaching Cassettes; "Getting Connected" series. -- 1997, [199-].
  10. Introduction to TMP booklet - includes history, values, structure, membership, etc. -- [199-].
  11. Newspaper article. -- 2014.
  12. Bulletins. -- 2015.
  13. Bulletins. -- 2016.
  14. Bulletins. -- 2017.
  15. Bulletins. -- 2018.
  16. Bulletins. -- 2019.
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