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Grace Mennonite Brethren Church – Kitchener, ON

Proper Title

Grace Mennonite Brethren

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

Digital bulletins and newsletters

Administrative History

Grace Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church held its first service on 9 September 2001. The congregation was accepted into the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches on 15 February 2002 and held its chartering service on 24 February 2002 with fifty members. The first Steering Committee consisted of Ruth Boadway, Peter Durksen, David Martens, and Donald McQuarrie. Grace MB Church came into existence because of a perceived need for a Mennonite Brethren congregation in Waterloo that was multi-generational.

During its first year, Grace was served by various guest preachers, and implemented such activities and programs as Sunday school, prayer meetings, and numerous social events. During its first two years Grace conducted its services in the Keffer Chapel at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, located on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

In October 2003, the congregation began conducting its services in the Great Hall of Conrad Grebel University College. After completing extensive renovations to the Walterfedy building located at 546 Belmont Avenue West in Kitchener, Grace began worshipping there in September 2013.

Pastoral leaders for the congregation include James Cober (2002–2005), Tom Warner (2009–2014), James Cober (2014–2016), Kyle Buller (2016–2018), Harry Whyte (2019– ).

The Grace facility at 546 Belmont Avenue West is serving as the home for various community groups including the Eritrean congregation.

Scope and Content

This fonds contains bulletins, newsletters, and calendars from the Grace Mennonite Brethren Church. These documents provide a history of the church, its method of outreach and its ministries.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba by email.


  • Digital records located on the CMBS server "Electronic collections/Provinces/Ontario/Grace MB."

File List

Digital Files

  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2010.  Incomplete.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2011.  Incomplete.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2012.  Incomplete.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2013.  Incomplete.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2014.  Incomplete.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2015.  Incomplete.
  • Bulletins and Newsletters.  -- 2016.  Incomplete.
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