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Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church – Medicine Hat, AB

Proper Title

Crestwood Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1975–1978, 1991, 2015–2019

Physical Description

1 cm of textual records, 1 microfiche, digital bulletins and newsletters

Administrative History

The congregation was founded in 1965 by the Alberta MB Home Missions. In 1968 the congregation officially organized and joined the provincial and national MB Conferences. They met in rented facilities until 1969 when they completed construction of their own meeting house. They allowed inter-Mennonite individual membership from 1975.

The leaders of the congregation were: Abe Martens (1965–1970), W. Epp (1970–1973), W. Wiens (1973–1977), D. Rempel (1977–1978), Jacob Penner (1978–1982), Elmer Thiessen (1982), David Rempel (1983), David Funk (1984–1989), Mark Jantzen (1990–1997), Murray Schmidt (1998–2004 ), Jim Miller (2005–2006), John Willems (2007–2015), Kevin Koop (2015– ).

The language of worship is English.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a congregational historical sketch (1978, 2016), church council minutes (1975–1976), congregational minutes (1965–1974), church board minutes (1969–1974), financial reports (1975–1976), correspondence (1975), congregational constitution drafts ([197-?]–1975), and a 25th anniversary book (1991).

Custodial History

This material was donated to the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies by the church. In 2015, a 25th anniversary book was added to the collection. The book had initially been part of the files of the Conference Minister of the Canadian Conference of MB churches, which was donated by David Wiebe in 2005.

Notes

  • Volumes 312 and 337.
  • Digital records located on the CMBS server "Electronic collections/Provinces/Alberta/Crestwood MB."
  • Accession: 2005-005, 2016-032.
  • Finding aid consists of a file list.
  • Previous classification under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BA-511.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 21 September 2001, microfilm file list adapted from a previous finding aid by Leslie Wiebe June 2003; updated by Kate Regier, 2015, Conrad Stoesz September 15, 2016.
  • No restrictions.

File List

Volume 312

1. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1968.
2. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1969–1970, 1972–1973.
3. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1974–1976.
4. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1977–1979.
5. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1980.
6. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1981.
7. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1982.
8. Crestwood M.B. Church bulletins. -- 1983.

Volume 337

1. Crestwood Mennonite Brethren church historical sketches. -- 1978, 2016.
2. Crestwood Mennonite Brethren church council minutes. -- 1975–1976.
3. Crestwood Mennonite Brethren church 25th anniversary book. -- 1991.

Microfiche file list

  • Envelope No. 1: Congregational Meeting Minutes. -- Nov. 1965–Nov. 1974. -- p.1–258.
  • Envelope No. 1: Church Board Meeting Minutes. -- Jan. 1969–Dec. 1974. -- p.259–498.
  • Envelope No. 1: Proposed Constitution -- [197-]. -- p.499–509.

Digital Files

  • Bulletins and Newsletters. -- 2015.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters. -- 2016.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters. -- 2017.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters. -- 2018.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters. -- 2019.
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