Classification scheme: 

Title: Brantford Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1985-1994

Physical description: 7 cm. of textual records

Administrative history: The Brantford Mennonite Church was envisioned by January 1984 when a small group began to meet formally. Prior to this were informal Bible studies in the home of Nic and Ana Neu. The first public worship services began in 1984 on Sunday afternoons at the Y.W.C.A. in Brantford. Doris and Rod Weber served as the first pastors. In 1987 the group rented space at the Seventh Day Adventist church. Later Darrell and Florence Jantzi served as pastors from 1990-1994. Retired Minister Henry Yantzi and his wife, Mae, also provided some leadership during these years.

The small group never grew beyond 17 members, and some inter-personal conflicts hindered the effort. After the Jantzi's left in fall, 1994, the congregation decided to close.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated by Darrell Jantzi

Scope and Content: There are three series: Formal recordsInformal records, and Church bulletins.

For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.

An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO

Original archival description created 2002 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Annual reports, 1989-1993.
  2. Church Council minutes, 1989-1994.
  3. Memo of understanding with Darrell & Florence Jantzi, April, 1991
  4. Membership records, directory, 1988-1994

Series 2: Informal records

  1. "Brantford Mennonite Fellowship: remembering a decade of witness as a Mennonite Church in Brantford," Dec. 1994
  2. Misc. brochures, communication system, etc.
  3. Rod Weber notebooks and records, 1985-1989
  4. Correspondence from Mark and Mary Oxley to congregation, 1987-1993
  5. Clippings and photos

Series 3: Church Bulletins

  1. 1988-1994

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