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Salem Community Bible Church – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Salem Community Bible Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1960–2019

Physical Description

32 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel

Administrative History

The Gospel Light City Mission was begun in the 1950s. In 1960, the Manitoba Home Missions began a work in the core area of Winnipeg and in 1963 this group organized as the Logan Avenue MB Church on Logan Avenue. In 1965, they moved to Alexander Avenue and renamed themselves as the Salem Mennonite Brethren Church. The changing nature of the inner city residents has meant that methods and emphases have had to be flexible over the years but evangelistic outreach is still the main goal. In 2011, the church was renamed Salem Community Bible Church.

The leaders of the congregation were: John Schmidt (1950s), Louise and Rudie Willms (1960–1966), Jacob Balzer (1966–1968), Jake Schmidt (1968–1969), Lena and Arno Fast (1969–2020), Andy Rapko (2010– ).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of six series: Salem Mennonite Brethren Church photo and PR material, Salem Mennonite Brethren Church history, Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins and directories, Salem Mennonite Brethren Church constitutions, Salem Mennonite Brethren Church registers, Salem Mennonite Brethren Church minutes.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis. Some records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference.

Notes

  • Volumes 503–504; 1339.
  • 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-527.
  • Finding aid for microfilm: R84, pp.432–1519.
  • Described by Bert Friesen September 12, 2001, updated by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander November 1, 2011, updated by Kate Woltmann July 18, 2013; microfilm file list adapted from a previous finding aid by Leslie Wiebe June 2003.
  • No restrictions on access.

Series Descriptions

I. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church photo and PR material.
[196-?, 197-?].
0.5 cm of textual material.

  • This series consists of a church meeting house photograph ([197-?]) and promotional literature ([196-?]).

II. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church history.
1960–1969, [197-?]–1985.
0.3 cm of textual material and 6 pp.; microfilm.

  • This series consists of congregational historical sketches and a brief congregational history.

III. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins and directories.
1967–2019.
31.2 cm of textual material.

  • This series consists of congregational bulletins (1968–2019) and telephone directories (1967–1981).

IV. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church constitutions.
1963–1976.
20 pp.; microfilm.

  • This series consists of congregational constitutions (1963, 1967, 1976).

V. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church registers.
1962–1979.
65 pp.; microfilm.

  • This series consists of a church membership register (1963–1979) and a marriage register (1962–1979).

VI. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church minutes.
1962–1979.
1016 pp.; microfilm.

  • This series consists of church council meeting minutes (1965–1979), joint church council and Manitoba Home Missions meeting minutes (1968–1970), congregational minutes and reports (1961–1979), board of trustees (1975–1977), congregational financial statements (1962–1977), Christian education minutes (1965–1973). Ladies missionary prayer band minutes (1966–1974).

File List

Volumes 503–504

  1. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church Directories. – 1967–1981.
  2. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church Photo, PR material. – [196-?–197-?].
  3. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church historical sketch. – [197-?].
  4. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church historical sketch. – [197-?].
  5. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church history. – 1985.
  6. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1968–1969.
  7. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1970–1971.
  8. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1972.
  9. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1973.
  10. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1974.
  11. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1975.
  12. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1976.
  13. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1977.
  14. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1978.
  15. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1979.
  16. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1980.
  17. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1981.
  18. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1982.
  19. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1983.
  20. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1984.
  21. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1985.
  22. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1986.
  23. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1987.
  24. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1988.
  25. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1989.
  26. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1990.
  27. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1991.
  28. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1992.
  29. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1993.
  30. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1994.
  31. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1995.
  32. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1996.
  33. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1997.
  34. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1998.
  35. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1999.
  36. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2000.
  37. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2001.
  38. Church Directory. – 1988.
  39. Constitution. – 1984.
  40. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 2005.
  41. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 2006.
  42. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 2007.

Volumes 1339

  1. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2008.
  2. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2009.
  3. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2010.
  4. Salem Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 2011.
  5. Salem Community Bible Church bulletins. -- 2012.
  6. Bulletins. -- 2013.
  7. Bulletins. -- 2014.
  8. Bulletins. -- 2015.
  9. Bulletins; Praise and Prayer Bulletin. -- 2016.
  10. Bulletins. -- 2017.
  11. Bulletins. -- 2018.
  12. Bulletins. -- 2019.

Microfilm file list

Reel 84

  • Historical Data (Book I). – ca.1960–1969. – pp. 432–437.
  • Church Constitutions (Book IV). – 1963, 1967, 1976. – pp. 493–512.
  • Marriage Register (Book III). – 1962–1979. – pp. 485–492.
  • Church Membership Register (Book II). – 1963–1979. – pp. 438–484.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes and Annual Reports (Book V). – 1961–Dec.1970. – pp. 513–844.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes and Annual Reports (Book VI). – Apr.1971–Apr.1979. – pp. 845–1038.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes (Book VII). – Oct.1965–Mar.1979. – pp. 1039–1329.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes, joint meeting with salem church council and inner city commission (Book XI). – Feb.1968–Apr.1970. – pp. 1457–1519.
  • Board of Trustees Minutes (Book IX). – Sept.1975–Jan.1977. – pp. 1347–1356.
  • Board of Trustees Financial Statements (Book IX). – 1962–1977. – pp. 1357–1414.
  • Board of Christian Education Minutes (Book VIII). – Nov.1965–May 1973. – pp. 1330–1346.
  • Ladies Missionary Prayer Band Minutes (Book X). – Nov.1966–Oct.1974. – pp. 1415–1456.
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