- 1974-1993 (Creation)
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44 cm of textual records
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The Northdale Mennonite Fellowship was established when a number of families from the Springfield Heights and North Kildonan Mennonite congregations wanted to have more English-language worship and church activities. A small group began worshipping together in 1972 in rented facilities. In 1975 they officially organized as a congregation with 43 charter members. In 1978 they completed their own meeting house. The membership was 48 in 1980 and 42 in 1990. This congregation merged with the Valley Gardens Community Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation, to form a dual-conference affiliated congregation called Jubilee Mennonite Church in 1995. The leaders of the congregation were: Frank Dyck (1975-1993), Abe Rempel (1979-1985, 1987-1991), Hans Sawatzky (1986), Rick Neufeld (1989-1992), Paul Wiebe (1994). The leader of the merged congregation was: Sieg Wall (1995-2001).
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Textual records have been deposited at the Mennonite Heritage Centre by the congregation on an irregular basis. Mary Funk, long time member of the congregation deposited materials in 2019 she and her husband Edd Funk collected from the congregation.
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This fonds consists of church council meeting minutes (1974-1990), congregational meeting minutes (1975-1991), membership and family registers (1975-1981), brief congregational histories (1974-1990), annual reports (1975-1990), constitution ([197-?]), congregational directories (1976-1990), correspondence (1974-1981), bulletins (1974-1993), worship schedules (1974-1980), and newsletters (1986-1990). The records pertain to the founding and development of the congregation until shortly before the merger to form Jubilee Mennonite Church.
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Accession number 2019-016.
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Described by Bert Friesen 3 January 2002, updated by Andrew Klassen Brown in June 2020.