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Gospel Mission Church – Carrot River, SK

Proper Title

Gospel Mission Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1973-2017

Physical Description

23 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Carrot River Mennonite Brethren Gospel Mission (formerly Carrot River Gospel Chapel) became a full-member of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in 1959. The church had its start with a group of people in the area who met for worship around 1940. The church began as an MB mission station and became self-supporting in 1959.

In 2000, membership was 46, and it was 23 in 2010.

In 2010, the church officially changed its name to Gospel Mission Church.  The letter from Canada Revenue Agency is included in the file.

In 2019, the church closed.

Pastors/leaders have been John Goodrich (1951–1952); Glen Snur (1953–1954); Howard Sauder (1952–1963); Neil Funk (1965–1968); Rueben Andres (1968–1970); Hartlan Smith (1970–1973); Conrad Peters (1977–1982); Allan Cushway (1985); Herman Kroeker (1987–1991); Andrew Fehr (1992–2001?); Clinton Friesen (2002–2003?); and Dave Grimes (2004?–2019).

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of historical notes, correspondence, and meeting minutes of the Carrot River Gospel Mission.

Custodial History

These historical notes came to the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies in 1996 from the Bethany Bible School archives.  In 2010, the letter from Canada Revenue Agency was included when the church returned their annual statistical survey. In 2021, Phil Gunther sent to the archives the collection of pastoral correspondence and minutes from the annual congregational meetings and church council meetings (1974–2017), files in his possession as Conference minister following the closing of the Gospel Mission Church in 2019.

Notes

  • Location: Volumes 604 and 1516.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches inventory BF513.
  • Accession no.: 2021-05.
  • Finding aid consists of a file list.
  • Description and update by Jon Isaak, July 2021.
  • No restrictions.

File List

Volume 604

17. Historical notes, meeting minutes, and letter from Canada Revenue Agency. -- 1973, 2010.

Volume 1516

4. Historical correspondence related to the MB Gospel Mission Church in Carrot River, including correspondence, financial statements, membership transfer letters, burial certificates, etc. -- 1987–2004.
5. Statistical reports for annual conference statistical survey and membership directory. -- 1986–1995.
6. Covenant and constitution documents. -- [199-?]–[2005?].
7. Annual church business meetings and reports. -- 1974–1983.
8. Church board meeting minutes. -- 1983–1986.
9. Annual church report booklet and business meeting with related documents. -- 1986.
10. Annual church report booklet and business meeting with related documents. -- 1987.
11. Annual church report booklet and business meeting minutes with related documents. -- 1988.
12. Annual church report booklet and business meeting minutes with related documents. -- 1989.
13. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 1990.
14. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 1991.
15. Annual meeting minutes and church council meeting minutes. -- 1992.
16. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 1993.
17. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 1994.
18. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 1995.
19. Annual church report booklet and church council meeting minutes. -- 1996.
20. Annual church report booklet and church council meeting minutes. -- 1997.
21. Annual church report booklet and church council meeting minutes. -- 1998.
22. Annual church report booklet and church council meeting minutes. -- 1999.
23. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 2000.
24. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 2001.
25. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2002.
26. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2003.
27. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2004.
28. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2005.
29. Annual church report booklet. -- 2006.
30. Church council meeting minutes, related correspondence, and church calendar. -- 2007.
31. Church council meeting minutes and related correspondence. -- 2008.
32. Annual church report booklet and church council meeting minutes. -- 2009.
33. Annual church report booklet, annual meeting minutes, and church council meeting minutes. -- 2010.
34. Annual church report booklet, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2011.
35. Annual church report booklet, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2012.
36. Annual church report booklet, church council meeting minutes, and related correspondence. -- 2013.
37. Annual church report booklet for 2014, church council meeting minutes for Jan. and Feb. 2017. -- 2014, 2017.
38. Policy manual for Gospel Mission Church and collection of related documents. -- 2010–2013.
39. Carrot River Gospel Mission elders manual. -- [2005?].

 

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