Fonds 10 - First Mennonite Church (Chilliwack) fonds

Fifteenth anniversary celebration and altenfest

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CA MHSBC 10

Title

First Mennonite Church (Chilliwack) fonds

Date(s)

  • 1944-1989 (Creation)

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71 cm of textual records
1 bxw photo 12 x 24 cm

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(1947-1978)

Administrative history

The Chilliwack Mennonite Church (originally called First Mennonite Church) was founded in 1947. Mennonites had come into the Chilliwack area of B.C. from the prairies in the 1940s. A congregation, initially known as the Westheimer Mennoniten Gemeinde, had been formed in 1945 but a division of opinion on many matters caused a split in 1947. The original group was named the East Chilliwack Mennonite Church and the new congregation was named the First Mennonite Church.

In 1959 a group desiring to worship in the English language began its own services and formed the Chilliwack Mennonite Mission Church. First Mennonite Church constructed a new sanctuary in 1965. In 1969 the Chilliwack Mennonite Mission Church merged back with the First Mennonite congregation and the name of the church was changed to Chilliwack Mennonite Church.

The congregation dissolved in 1978. (See GAMEO for names of leaders and membership numbers.)

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Fonds is arranged in the following series:
1) Constitution - (1 file) - Box 39
2) History - (1 file) - Box 39
3) Minutes - 1947-1978 - (10 files) - Box 39
4) Reports - 1947-1975 - (2 files) - Box 39
5) Financial Records - 1944-1980 - (12 files) - Boxes 39 and 40
6) Correspondence - 1948-1989 - (3 files) - Box 40
7) Lists - 1951-1977 - (1 file) - Box 40
8) Statistics - Reports 1949-1974 - (1 file) - Box 40
9) Vital Statistics - 1948-1978 births, marriages, deaths, and certificates of transfers - (5 files) - Box 40
10) Publications - 1950-1977 Bulletins - (4 files) - Box 41
11) Maps, charts, plans - 1960 - (1 file) - Box 41
12) Ephemera - 1976-1977 - (1 file) - Box 41
13) Photographs

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Some records are in German

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32

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Record created December 06, 2007
Record modified April 02, 2015

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