Used in CM 11-23-9. Baptismal candidates and associate members, added to the Altona Mennonite Church, group of 12,, youth and one married couple. See CM for names. Negs also, 6 and additional smaller photo (10.5x6), which is clearer but not as many in the group are smiling.
Smaller copy of photo (11.5x9.5) also. New congregations being accepted into the CMC at the annual conf. Paul Schroeder (back to camera) speaks to 3? of the pastors. See CM 11-30-10 re. the 5 churches accepted & their pastors. Frank H. Epp (center) looks sideways toward the camera. He was pastor of the Altona Mennonite Church 1st left from Epp is G.S. Rempel, pastor of Grace Mennonite Church, Steinbach. At left, Bernie Loepky? pastor of Grace Mennonite Church, Winkler.
Sunrise service for youth at the Altona Mennonite Church, possibly in the 1950s (no date with original envelope). Young women and men are seated at tables in the church basement (which may not be completely finished). A male adult leads them in singing.
The ordination of Henry V. Friesen as elder and minister at Altona, Man. In one photo only Friesen stands outside in front of the church building. In the 2nd photo, similary outside and in front of the church building, Frank H. Epp stands at left, Jake Harms?, the elder from Boissevain who officiated, stands in the middle and Friesen is at the right. See the CM 13-25-1 for a headshot photo of Friesen and the caption which describes his ordination. Negs for both photos.