Cassel Mennonite Church

Classification scheme: 
V-9

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, [9] 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.

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Annual reports and congregational meeting minutes
    1980-1989
    1990-1999
    2001 (minutes only), 2002, 2004 (minutes only), 2005-2013
  2. Church Council 
    1979 (incomplete)
    1984 (incomplete)
    1986-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013
  3. Board of Elders
    1989
    1993-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2012
  4. Christian Education Board
    1984-1985 (incomplete)
    1988 (incomplete)
    1993-1999, 2001-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013
  5. Worship Committee
    1981-1990
    1993-1999
    2001-2008 (incomplete), 2010-2012
  6. Mission & Service Board
    1981-1983 (incomplete)
    1986-1989
    1992-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013
  7. Trustee Board
    1981-1988
    1995, 2000
    2002, 2004 (incomplete)
  8. Finance Committee
    Nov. 1996-2000, 2007-2008, 2011
  9. Building Fund Committee
    1991-1994
  10. Building Committee
    1992-1994
  11. Family Life Committee
    1998-2006, 2008, 2010, 2013 (incomplete)
  12. Sunday Evening Committee
    1980-1981
  13. Church organization/leadership
    materials, 1979-2012
  14. Covenants of Membership
    1982, 2000
  15. Church reorganization lists
    1980-1999
  16. Church directories
    1977, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1998
  17. Women's Missionary & Service Auxiliary
    1948-1956
    1956-1962
    1962-1965
  18. Sunday School Reorganization & Financial records, 
    1941-1961
    1943-1958 (Attendance & reorganization)
    1961-1974 (Finances)
    1951-1960s (report forms)
    1985-1998 (Student-teacher lists)
  19. Appreciative Inquiry, 2007 (restricted)

Series 2: Informal records

  1. Programs
  2. Glenn Zehr, "Sociological Research Paper of the Members of the Cassel Mennonite Church," 1978

Series 3: Church Bulletins

1962-2008 (incomplete), 2009-2013

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