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Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church – Prince George, BC

Proper Title

Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1960–2013

Physical Description

36 cm of textual records

Administrative History

The Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church in Prince George, British Columbia had its beginning on September 25, 1960, as the Peden Hill Mennonite Brethren Church under the leadership of Rev. John Esau. In 1961, it joined the Mennonite Brethren family of conferences and started meeting in its own building. Additional building projects were undertaken in 1963, 1974, 1991, and 2007.

In 1974, they moved to a new location in the Westwood area and subsequently renamed the church to Westwood Mennonite Brethren Church. Membership in 1965 stood at 65 baptized adult members; in 1975, 105; in 1985, 193; in 1995, 290; in 2000, 423; in 2013, 300. Average weekly attendance in 2013 was 549.

Leaders of the congregation include John Esau (1960–1963), Helmut Klassen (1963–1967), Neil Funk (1968–1974), Henry Poetker (1974–1975), Nick Willems (1976–1985), Mel Fehr (1985–2010), Mark Wesner (2010– ).

Scope and Content

This fonds consists bulletins, history, church directory, constitutions, photo directory, minutes, papers, and reports.

Custodial History

It is unclear when this material came to the archives. The historical sketch came in 1980.

Notes

  • Location: Volumes 372–374.
  • Description by Shauna Hudson, June 9, 2004; edited by Conrad Stoesz, February 1, 2007; updated by Jon Isaak, June 17, 2014. Updated by Emma Sorensen June 2018.
  • Finding aid consists of a file list.
  • No restrictions on access.

File List

Volume 372
1. History. -- 1980.
2. Church Directory.
3. Table of Contents of Boxes.
4. Constitutions. --1980
5. Photo Directory. --  [ca. 1980].
6. Minutes. -- 1960–1967.
7. Minutes. -- 1967–1976.
8. Minutes. -- 1977–1980.
9. Papers and Reports. -- [1980?].
10. Bulletins. -- 1968.
11. Bulletins. -- 1969.
12. Bulletins. -- 1970–1971.
13. Bulletins. -- 1973.
14. Bulletins. -- 1974.
15. Bulletins. -- 1975.
16. Bulletins. -- 1976.
17. Bulletins. -- 1977–1978.

Volume 373
1. Bulletins. -- 1985.
2. Bulletins. -- 1986.
3. Bulletins. -- 1987.
4. Bulletins. -- 1988.
5. Bulletins. -- 1989.
6. Bulletins. -- 1990.
7. Bulletins. -- 1991.
8. Bulletins. -- 1992.
9. Bulletins. -- 1993.
10. Bulletins. -- 1994.
11. Bulletins. -- 1995.
12. Bulletins. -- 1996.
13. Bulletins. -- 1997.
14. Bulletins. -- 1998.
15. Bulletins. -- 1999.

Volume 374
1. Bulletins. -- 2000.
2. Bulletins. -- 2001.
3. Bulletins. -- 2002.
4. Bulletins. -- 2003.
5. Bulletins. -- 2004.
6. Bulletins. -- 2005.
7. Bulletins. -- 2006.
8. Baptism on 21 November 2010. --  2010.
9. Year in Review 2005–2006. -- 2006.
10. Year in Review 2006–2007. -- 2007.
11. Year in Review 2007–2008. -- 2008.
12. Year in Review 2008–2009. -- 2009.
13. Year in Review 2009–2010. -- 2010.
14. 50th Anniversary booklet 1960–2010. -- 2010.
15. Ministry Review 2010–2011. -- 2011.
16. Ministry Review 2011–2012. -- 2012.
17. Ministry Report 2012–2013. -- 2013.
18. Baptism. -- 2013.

 

 

 

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