Fonds ORG - Bethany Mennonite Church (Watrous) fonds

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Bethany Mennonite Church (Watrous) fonds


  • 1968-2005 (Creation)

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2.2 m of textual records

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The Bethany Mennonite congregation formally organized in 1932. The first building was occupied in 1932, with a subsequent building program in 1951.

Because of dwindling numbers and an aging membership of 10 people, the congregation held its last service in December 2005. Remaining members joined the North Star Mennonite Church except for one couple, which joined the local Baptist church.

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the congregation

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The fonds contains bulletins (1968-2002), congregational meeting minutes (1987-2000), church council meeting minutes (1985-1993), programmes (1985), annual reports (1986-1999), financial records (1989), and a newsletter (1987). The records pertain to the development of the Mennonite congregation in Watrous, Saskatchewan and document some of the leaders and participants of the congregation.

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By Bert Friesen 22 January 2002.




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