Title: Cassel Mennonite Church
Dates of creation: 1943-2006
Note: Further accruals are expected.
Physical description: 40 cm of textual records
Administrative history: Located 1.5 km east of Cassel on the 17th Line, East Zorra Township. The congregation has been affiliated with the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1964-1988), Mennonite Church (1964-), Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada (1988-) and Mennonite Church Canada (1995-). The language of worship is English.
The congregation began services in 1935, and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1935, with an additional building program in 1994. Bishop Daniel Iutzi is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation was planted by the East Zorra Mennonite Church because of the latter congregation's increasing numbers. Cassel was part of East Zorra membership until 1964. Vernon Zehr was the first minister solely responsible at Cassel.
Custodial history: Accessions have been received from time to time, with some materials coming almost annually.
Scope and content: There are three series: Formal Records, Informal Records and Church Bulletins.
Notes: For more information see: Cassel Mennonite Church 1935-1985 (Cassel, Ont.: Cassel Mennonite Church, 1985), 31,  pp.
Archival description originally created March 2001 by Sam Steiner.
For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
For sound recordings related to this congregation, see Hist.Mss.9.25.
Further materials related to this congregation may be found by searching the Archives.
An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO.
Series 1: Formal records
- Annual reports and congregational meeting minutes
2001 (minutes only), 2002, 2004 (minutes only), 2005-2013
- Church Council
1986-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013
- Board of Elders
1993-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2012
- Christian Education Board
1993-1999, 2001-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013
- Worship Committee
2001-2008 (incomplete), 2010-2012
- Mission & Service Board
1992-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013
- Trustee Board
2002, 2004 (incomplete)
- Finance Committee
Nov. 1996-2000, 2007-2008, 2011
- Building Fund Committee
- Building Committee
- Family Life Committee
1998-2006, 2008, 2010, 2013 (incomplete)
- Sunday Evening Committee
- Church organization/leadership
- Covenants of Membership
- Church reorganization lists
- Church directories
1977, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2003 (layout with original photographs)
- Women's Missionary & Service Auxiliary
- Sunday School Reorganization & Financial records,
1943-1958 (Attendance & reorganization)
1951-1960s (report forms)
1985-1998 (Student-teacher lists)
- Appreciative Inquiry, 2007 (restricted)
- Anniversary Committee, 2009-2010 (75th)
- Cassel/St. Matthew's Health Ministry Team, 2009
Series 2: Informal records
- Glenn Zehr, "Sociological Research Paper of the Members of the Cassel Mennonite Church," 1978
- Zehr, Vernon and Leona Bender. Cassel Mennonite Church, 1935-1985. Cassel, Ont.: [the church], 1985.
Series 3: Church Bulletins
1962-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013