Faith Mennonite Church

Classification scheme: 
XIII-2-21

Title: Faith Mennonite Church (Leamington) fonds

Dates of creation: 2004-2007

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The church is located at 269 Sherk St., Leamington, Ontario N8H 3K9

The congregation began services and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1964. George Janzen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from Leamington United Mennonite over the use of the German language in worship.

The congregation has been affiliated with the Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario (1962-1988), Conference of Mennonites in Canada Mennonite Church Canada (1962, General Conference Mennonite Church (1962-1999) and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988- ). The language of worship is English..

In 1965 there were 69 members; in 1975, 124; in 1985, 130; in 1995, 233; in 2000, 245.

Custodial history: The congregation made a donation to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in 2007

Scope and Content: There are two series: Formal records and Informal records

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 May 2007 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Formal Records

  1. Constitution, 1973, 2004
  2. Annual Report (report is for year prior to date of report) 
    2007
  3. Church council minutes
    2006
  4. Congregational Directory
    March 2007

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Programs
    1964 (Dedication service)
  2. Anniversary materials
    Plans for 1986 anniversary program
  3. Historical manuscripts
    "The birth of Faith Mennonite Church" by Jim Founk, 1975

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Making an appointment with the archivist in advance is strongly recommended.

Contact

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238

Email: marchive@uwaterloo.ca