Mountview Mennonite Brethren Church – Stoney Creek, ON
Mountview Mennonite Brethren Church fonds
Dates of Creation
30 cm of textual records
The Mountview Mennonite Brethren (MB) congregation in Stoney Creek began services in 1954, and formally organized in 1960. The first building was occupied in 1959, with a subsequent building program in 1966. John Unger is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Vineland Mennonite Brethren Church and the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
Mountview was originally known as Mennonite Brethren Christian Fellowship Chapel at Hamilton. Members of the Vineland MB Church held Sunday school on Sunday afternoons in Lake Avenue School for children in that community. In 1958, the Ontario Conference built a basement chapel in Hamilton. In 1966, the church moved to a new facility at 380 Highway 8.
The congregation closed 4 November 2001 after it became clear a new approach was required. The Hope Community Church began in the same location on 11 January 2002 with church planters, Don and Sandee Craw. About fifteen persons from the former congregation continued with the new initiative.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of five series describing the life of this church. It includes information on church history, membership, leadership and business meeting minutes, congregational and committee meeting minutes, and ministry and conference reports. This fonds documents well the Mennonite Brethren church planting in Hamilton in the 1950s.
Textual records received at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2016. Materials were processed and described in 2017.
- Volume 1474.
- Finding aid consists of sub-series and a file list.
- Described by Andrew D. Brown October 2017.
- Acc. no. 2016-20.
- Some restrictions to access apply.
I. Mountview Mennonite Brethren Church History.
7 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of church specifications (1966–1967) and guest books (1966–2001).
- Location: Volume 1474, file nos. 1–4.
II. Mountview Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Files.
6 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of membership registers (1955–2000), certificates of baptism (1967–1985), and other membership files.
- Location: Volume 1474, file nos. 5–9.
III. Mountview Mennonite Brethren Church Leadership, Business, and Chapel Board Meeting Minutes.
8 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of leadership (1986–1996), business (1980–1999), and chapel board meeting minutes (1959–1963).
- Location: Volume 1474, file nos. 10–14.
IV. Congregational, Sunday School, and Ladies Meeting Minutes.
8 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of congregational (1954–1992), Sunday school (1954–1992), and ladies meeting minutes (1964–1994).
- Location: Volume 1474, file nos. 15–20.
V. Ministry and Conference Reports.
1 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of ministry (1981–1982) and conference reports (1966–1989).
- Location: Volume 1474, file nos. 21–22.
- Church Specification. -- 1966–1967.
- Guest Book. -- 1966–1968.
- Guest Book. -- 1969–1979.
- Guest Book. -- 1980–2001.
- Membership Register. -- 1955–1979.
- Membership Register. -- 1980–1989.
- Membership Register. -- 1990–2000.
- Certificates of Baptism. -- 1967–1985.
- Membership Files and Applications. -- 1980–1993.
- Chapel Board Meeting Minutes Record Book. -- 1959–1963.
- Leadership Meeting Minutes. -- 1986–1989.
- Leadership Meeting Minutes. -- 1990–1996.
- Business Meeting Minutes. -- 1980–1989.
- Business Meeting Minutes. -- 1990–1999.
- Congregational and Sunday School Meeting Minutes Record Book. -- 1954–1992.
- Ladies Meeting Minutes. -- 1964–1978.
- Ladies Meeting Minutes. -- 1978–1980.
- Ladies Meeting Minutes. -- 1980–1989.
- Ladies Meeting Minutes. -- 1989–1991.
- Ladies Meeting Minutes. -- 1991–1994.
- Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Statistical Reports. -- 1966–1989.
- Annual Report of Turning Point Ministries. -- 1981–1982.