Classification scheme: 
XIII-2.10

Title: Erie View United Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of Creation: 1975-2003

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Administrative history: 

Erie View United Mennonite Church is a small rural church located in the county of Norfolk. It was established by a Mennonites from Russia in 1926. At first they met for worship in each other’s homes. For Christmas 1926, the group met in the Erie View Baptist Church. Later, in 1940, the United Mennonite group made its home in this building. In early 1927, the Mennonites began meeting in the rented Messiah Church building. Members of both General Conference Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren affiliation met jointly and were ministered to by leaders of both denominations.  The General Conference group was affiliated with the Waterloo-Kitchener congregation.

In 1940, the MB and GC churches went separate ways. The General Conference group bought the unused Baptist church one km south of their former meeting place.

The group has been affiliated with the Conference of United Mennonite Churches in OntarioMennonite Church Eastern Canada and Mennonite Church Canada.

Custodial history: Item received from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, 2014.

Scope and content: There are three series: Formal Records, Informal Records, and Church Bulletins. 

Notes:
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  by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Formal Records

  1. Constitution
    1982
  2. Congregational profile
    1981

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Correspondence, n.d., 1989
  2. Publicity materials
  3. Special services
    1985

Series 3: Bulletins

11 May 1975
2 February 2003

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