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Westwood Community Church – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Westwood Community Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1967–2018

Physical Description

18 cm of textual records

Administrative History

This congregation grew out of the Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church. Interest in beginning a congregation in the west end of Winnipeg was discussed in 1967 at Portage Ave. MB Church. In the 1970s, discussion and planning resumed and in 1979 the congregation was founded. It was chartered in April 1979 with 59 charter members. Their meeting house was in rented facilities. It had a strong emphasis on community outreach as its initial objective. In 2000, the membership stood at 197.

The leaders of the congregation were: Elfrieda and James Nikkel (1979), Emma and Erwin Penner (1979), Lois and Travis Reimer (1979–1988), John M. Schmidt (1989), Lorlie Barkman (1990–1997), Sean Sagert (1998), Victor Neufeld (1999), Roger Thiessen (2000–2009), Rick Hill (2010–2013), Russ Toews (2013–2019).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a congregational historical sketch ([198-?]), a brief congregational history and photograph (1985), congregational directories (1980–1996), congregational bulletins (1979–1992, 2007–2010), and mission committee meeting minutes and correspondence (2007–2018).

Custodial History

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

Notes

  • Volume 523 and 524.
  • Finding aids consist of a file list is available.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BC-541.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 14 September 2001. Updated by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander 12 October 2011. Updated by Kate Woltmann July 18, 2013. Updated by Emma Sorensen May 31, 2018. Updated by Jon Isaak May 2019.
  • No restrictions on access.

File List

Volume 523

  1. Westwood Community Church Historical Sketch. -- [198-?].
  2. Westwood Community Church History. -- 1985.
  3. Westwood Community Church Directories. -- 1980–1996.
  4. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 1979.
  5. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 1980.
  6. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 1981.
  7. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 1982.
  8. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 1985.
  9. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 1986–1987, 1992.
  10. Westwood Community Church constitution. -- 1987.
  11. Westwood Community Church bulletins (plus copy of Westwood Window and Discover Westwood Newsletters). -- 2007.
  12. Westwood Community Church bulletins (plus copy of Westwood Window). -- 2008.
  13. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2009.
  14. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2010–2011.
  15. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2013.
  16. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2014.
  17. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2015.
  18. Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2016.

Volume 524

12. WCC - Mission Committee meeting minutes and correspondence. -- 2007–2009.
13. WCC - Mission Committee meeting minutes and correspondence. -- 2010.
14. WCC - Mission Committee meeting minutes and correspondence. -- 2011–2018.

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