Agape Fellowship House Churches (London, ON)

Classification scheme: 
XXX-4

Title: Agape Fellowship House Churches fonds

Dates of creation:  1976-2003

Physical description: 25 cm. of textual records

Administrative: History: Agape Fellowship began as a house church movement in London, Ontario in 1976 at the initiative of Alvin Roth, just retired as Director of Mission Services in London. A number of small groups developed through the decade of Agape's existence. During these years it received financial assistance for the Inter-Mennonite Mission and Service Board. Sunday morning worship services began in 1988. The group became a member congregation of the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada in 1989.

Pastoral leaders have included Alvin Roth (1976-1992) and Enos & Doris Kipfer (1988-2004)

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 1997 by Alvin Roth; further archival materials donated by Alvin Roth in January 2000 and Enos & Doris Kipfer in May 2004.

Scope and Content: There are three series: Formal records, Informal records and Bulletins.

Notes:

An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO

Original archival description created  2007  by Sam Steiner

Series 1: Formal Records

  1. Memos, talks, correspondence re: formation of fellowship, 1976-1978 (Alvin Roth materials)
  2. Congregational reports, 1977-1991, 1997-1998, 2001
  3. Steering Committee minutes, 1977-1981
  4. Covenant forms, signed, some undated, plus members and address list, 1980s, 1990
  5. Operational manual, 1977, with revisions to 1989 in job descriptions
  6. Misc. documents and memos, 1978-1992
  7. Constitutions/By-Laws, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1998
  8. Core Group meeting minutes, 1983-Jan. 1992
  9. Financial Statements, 1977-1993, 1997-1999, 2001
  10. Agape Homes materials, 1989-1991
  11. Annual Meeting minutes, 1978-1982, 1984-1989

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Brief papers with historical reflections by Alvin Roth, 1980-84
  2. 20th anniversary reflections by Alvin Roth and Enos Kipfer, 1996
  3. Prayer and praise songbook, n.d.
  4. Misc. brochures, clippings and papers

Series 3: Bulletins

  1. Bulletins, 1988-2003

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