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Swalwell Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church – Linden, AB

Proper Title

Swalwell Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1932–1948

Physical Description

0.2 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel

Administrative History

Mennonite immigrants from Russia settled in the Sunnyslope area in 1926. These families met in 1927 for prayer meetings and Bible studies and then for worship the following years in rented facilities until 1933.

Then they purchased a building and moved it to a site near the Linden rail station in 1933, and organized a congregation and joined the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference in 1934 and the name was changed to the Linden Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church.

However, after the war, it became increasingly difficult to associate with the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren because of distance and since the Namaka group had joined the Mennonite Brethren conference. So the Swalwell group also joined the Mennonite Brethren conference in 1946/1947 and became the Linden Mennonite Brethren Church.

The leaders of the congregation were: Nick Rempel (1927–1944), S. Ratzlaff (1944–1948), A. Lutke (1946).

The language of worship was German.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of congregational meeting minutes (1946) and a list of visitors to the congregation (1944–1945).

Custodial History

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

Notes

Series Descriptions

I. Linden Evangelical Mennonite Brethren history.
1944–1946.
0.2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of a congregational minute (1946) and a list of visitors to the congregation (1944–1945).

II. Linden Evangelical Mennonite Brethren minutes.
1932–1948.
162 pp.; microfilm.

  • This series consists of congregational meeting minutes of the Swalwell, Acme, Antler, and Linden congregations (1932–1948).

File List

Volume 337

  • Swalwell Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church minute. -- 1944–1946.

Microfilm file list

Reel 52

  • Congregational meeting minutes of the Swalwell, Acme, Antler, and Linden congregations (1932–1948). pp. 1508–1669.
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