Fonds EMMC - Bergfeld Evangelical Mennonite Missions Church fonds

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CA MHC EMMC

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Bergfeld Evangelical Mennonite Missions Church fonds

Date(s)

  • 1940-1999 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

37 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1936-)

Administrative history

The Bergfeld Mennonite Church in Manitoba traces its beginning to services which began in 1936. More formal organization occurred in 1937, the year that the newly organized Rudnerweide Mennoniten Gemeinde, a split from the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, decided to build its first church building the Thames school district south of Plum Coulee, in the extinct village of Bergfeld. In 1959 the name was changed from Rudnerweider to the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference (EMMC). Rev. Cornelius G. Stoesz is considered the founding resident leader of the Bergfeld EMMC group. In 2002 the congregation had 70 members and the pastor was Eric Lee.

Archival history

The materials in this fonds were deposited in 2007 by EMMC archivist Martha Martens on behalf of the church.

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Scope and content

This fonds consists of local church board meeting minutes, correspondence, brotherhood meeting minutes, bulletins, annual reports and minutes, Sunday school materials, financial records, a constitution and missions records. The records document the life of a small rural Manitoba Mennonite congregation affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference.

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Accruals

System of arrangement

Arranged by Martha Martens. Described by Conrad Stoesz February 13, 2008, updated August 31, 2012.

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Some German

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Finding aids

Inventory file list (Volume 5304: 1-59)

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Related units of description

Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference fonds. Series 5.

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Accession numbers: 2008-005, 2012-070

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