Fonds EMMC - Bergfeld Evangelical Mennonite Missions Church fonds

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Bergfeld Evangelical Mennonite Missions Church fonds


  • 1940-1999 (Creation)

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37 cm of textual records

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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.

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

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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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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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Inventory file list (Volume 5304: 1-59)

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Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference fonds. Series 5.

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Accession numbers: 2008-005, 2012-070

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