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Highland Mennonite Brethren Church – Calgary, AB

Proper Title

Highland Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1954–2009

Physical Description

16 cm of textual records and 2 microfilm reels

Administrative History

The Alberta Mennonite Brethren Missions had started a city mission in Calgary in the 1950s. From this emerged the Calgary Mennonite Brethren Church in 1956 with 41 charter members. They met in rented facilities. In 1962 they completed their own meeting house. Later an educational wing was added. In 1980 the membership stood at 311. In 1983 they divided the congregation to form the Dalhousie Mennonite Brethren Church. In 2000 the membership stood at 219.

The leaders of the congregation were: Abram Rempel (1956–1958), Abr. Regier (1959–1962), Henry Willms (1963, 1975–1982), J. Bergen (1964–1965), J. Schmidt (1966), A. L. Klassen (1967–1973), Alfred Quiring (1974), Heinz Ratzlaff (1983–1989), Jim Shantz (1990–1994), Harry Heidebrecht (1995-2004), Bob Reimer (2004-2006), Don Shuiling (2007-2008, on staff since 2002), Steve Paul (2008- ).

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of 4 series. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church history, newsletters and directory, Bulletins, and Minutes and reports.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis to 2001. Some records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference.

Notes

  • Volume 328.
  • Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list is available.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BA-503.
  • Finding aid for microfilm: R51, pp.1297–2281, R52, pp.1–1507.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 26 September 2001, microfilm file list adapted from a previous finding aid by Leslie Wiebe June 2003, updated by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander 12 October 2011.
  • No restrictions on access.

Series Descriptions

I. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church history.
[196-?]-1985.
0.2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational historical sketches ([196-?, 197-?]), a brief congregational history (1985), and a 25th anniversary brochure (1981).
  • Location: Volume 328, file 1.

II. Newsletter and directory.
1986, 1996.
0.4 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the congregational newsletter Highland Highlights (1986) and telephone directory.
  • Location: Volume 328, files 2–3.

III. Bulletins.
1968, 1985–2001, 2009.
15.2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational bulletins (1968, 1985–2001).
  • Location Volume 328, files 5–23.

IV. Minutes and reports.
1954–1978.
2492 pp.; microfilm and 0.2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of congregational meeting minutes, council meeting minutes, financial reports, and annual reports.
  • Location: Volume 328, file 4; microfilm reels 51 and 52.

File List

Volume 328

  1. Highland Mennonite Brethren church history and 25th anniversary brochure. – [196-?], 1981, 1985.
  2. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church newsletters. – 1986.
  3. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church directories. -- 1993, 1996, [199?].
  4. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church congregational meeting minutes. – 1968.
  5. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1968.
  6. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1985.
  7. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1986.
  8. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1987.
  9. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1988.
  10. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1989–1990.
  11. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1991.
  12. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1992.
  13. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1993.
  14. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1994.
  15. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1995.
  16. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1996.
  17. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1997.
  18. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1998.
  19. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1999.
  20. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2000.
  21. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2001.
  22. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 2003.
  23. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 2005.
  24. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2007.
  25. Highland Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 2009.
  26. Highland Community (MB) Church. Annual Congregational Meeting Report Book. -- 2014.

Microfilm file list

Reel 51

  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – 1954–1959. – p.1297–1540.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1960–Dec.1960. – p.1541–1636.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1961–Dec.1961. – p.1637–1748.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1962–Dec.1962. – p.1750–1859.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Feb.1963–Dec.1963. – p.1860–2015.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1964–Jan.1965. – p.2016–2110.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1965–Dec.1966. – p.2111–2281.

Reel 52

  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Jan.28, 1967–June 1968. – p.1–41.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Sept.1969–May 1974. – p.42–132.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Sept.1975–Nov.1976. – p.133–238.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes. – Feb.1977–Sept.1978. – p.1459–1507.
  • Annual Reports (General). – 1967, 1969–1976, 1978. – p.239–440.
  • Annual Reports (Report in Book 12). – 1977. – p.539–558.
  • Annual Financial Reports. – 1963, 1965–1966. – p.441–476.
  • Annual Financial Reports. – 1968–1971, 1973–1975. – p.477–538.
  • Annual Financial Reports. – 1977–1978. – p.559–570.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1955–Dec.1959. – p.571–719.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1960–1966. – p.720–1059.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes. – Jan.1968–May1974. – p.1060–1218.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes. – Sept.1975–Dec.1976. – p.1219–1320.
  • Church Council Meeting Minutes. – Feb.1977–Sept.1978. – p.1321–1458.
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