Fonds ORG - Altona Mennonite Church fonds

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Altona Mennonite Church fonds


  • microfilms 1982 (Creation)
  • 1962-2020 (Creation)

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71 cm of textual records
2 reels of microfilm

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The Altona Mennonite Church was an outgrowth of the Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church. That congregation had space needs and there was a group which wanted more English language services. So in 1962 a new congregation was formed with 22 charter members. Its mission was to reach out to the English-speaking people of Altona and the surrounding area. The congregation met in rented facilities. In 1964 it completed its own meeting house.

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the congregation; Ted E. Friesen in 2000.

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The fonds consists of a congregational history (1972), constitutions (1962-1993), bulletins (1962-2021), directories (1963-2020), founding documents (1962-1963), annual reports (1962-2020), newsletters (1962-1988), financial records (1963-1990), minutes of congregational meetings, church council, and various committees (1962-2000), correspondence (1962-2000), and church and family registers (1971-1981). The records pertain to the founding and development of the Altona Mennonite Church and they documents the leaders and participants of the congregation.

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By Bert Friesen 24 December 2001. Updated by Selenna Wolfe 15 March 2021. Updated by Selenna Wolfe 12 May 2022.




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