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Valley Gardens Community Church – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Valley Gardens Community Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1983–1990

Physical Description

18 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches began exploring planting a congregation in the northeastern part of Winnipeg in 1981. Over the few years many meetings were held to explore the possibilities. In 1984, a chartering service was held with 19 charter members. The congregation met in rented facilities. The congregation grew slowly until 1994. It then merged with the Northdale Mennonite Church in 1995 to become the Jubilee Mennonite Church, dually affiliated with Mennonite Church Canada and the Canadian Conference Mennonite Brethren Church.

The leaders of the congregation were: Clarence Braun (1986–1990), Jake Bergen (1991), Gary Andres (1992–1993), John Epp (1994–1995), Siegfried Wall (1996– ).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of seven series. Valley Garden Community Church planting, Valley Gardens Community Church attendance registers, Valley Gardens Community Church Research data and Monograph, Valley Gardens Community Church Archival Information, Valley Gardens Community Church minutes, Jubilee Mennonite Church Address list, and Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis to 1991.

Notes

  • Volume 529.
  • Finding aids consist 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-550.
  • Related materials: Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Conference fonds, Moderator's Files, box 2:43.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 14 September 2001.
  • No restrictions.

Series Descriptions

I. Valley Gardens Community Church Planting.
1983–1984.
1.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of Manitoba MB Missions & Church Extension church planting planning documents (1983–1984) and surveys of the Valley Gardens area.

II. Valley Gardens Community Church Attendance Registers.
1984–1985.
2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational Sunday school and worship attendance records (1984–1985).

III. Valley Gardens Community Church Research Data and Monograph.
1986–1987.
0.7 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational research data and copies of a monograph (1986–1987).

IV. Valley Gardens Community Church Archival Information.
1983–1984.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational organizational and founding documents (1983–1984).

V. Valley Gardens Community Church Minutes.
1977–1985.
2.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational meeting minutes and reports (1977–1984), Board of ministries minutes (1983–1985).

VI. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins.
1984–1990, 1994.
11.1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational bulletins (1984–1990) and inaugural service programmes and photographs (1984) and some newspaper clippings (1984–1985).

File List

Volume 529

  1. Valley Gardens Community Church Church Planting. – 1983–1984.
  2. Valley Gardens Community Church Board of Ministries Minutes. – 1983–1985.
  3. Valley Gardens Community Surveys. – 1984.
  4. Valley Gardens Community Church Survey. – 1984.
  5. Valley Gardens Community Church Attendance Registers. – 1984–1985.
  6. Valley Gardens Community Church Research Data and Monograph. – 1986–1987.
  7. Valley Gardens Community Church Archival Information. – 1983–1984.
  8. Valley Gardens Community Church Minutes. – 1977–1984.
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  10. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1984.
  11. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1985.
  12. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1986.
  13. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1987.
  14. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1988.
  15. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1989.
  16. Valley Gardens Community Church bulletins. – 1990.
  17. Membership list and constitution. -- 1988.
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