Fonds ORG - Superb Mennonite Church fonds

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Superb Mennonite Church fonds


  • 1934-2020 (Creation)

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64 cm of textual records

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The Superb Mennonite Church began as one of the meeting places within the Ebenfeld Mennonite Church (Gemeinde) in 1928. Mennonites from Russia arrived in the Herschel area of Saskatchewan in the winter of 1924-1925. They organized the Ebenfeld church (Gemeinde) in 1925 and joined the Conference of Mennonites.

The congregation held its last service on 31 May 2020.

As one congregation or meeting place within a multi-congregation church (Gemeinde), their size remained small, with fewer than 100 members. They met in homes until 1944-1945 when they purchased the Luseland Dispatch Printing Office and converted it into a regular meeting place on the Wiebe farmyard. In 1972 the Ebenfeld Gemeinde dissolved and subsequently Superb Mennonite Church became an independent congregation in 1973.

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the congregation; Elisabeth Bergen, church historian

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This fonds contains bulletins (1982-2017), annual reports (1964-2019), programmes (1990-1994), membership lists (1972-2017), constitutions (1939, 1991, 1997, 2003), church council meeting minutes (1994-1999), congregational meeting minutes (1991-2001), financial records (1937-2004), Christmas plays and materials (1950-1989), and Ladies Aid materials (1935-2011). The records document some of the activities and life of this congregation.

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accession number 2004-030, 2020-023.

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By Bert Friesen 21 January 2002, updated by Connie Wiebe Feb 11, 2013, Conrad Stoesz May 3, 2013, Selenna Wolfe Feb. 26, 2019 and Andrew Klassen Brown November 2020.




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