Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, ON)

Classification scheme: 
III-33

Title: Glen Allan Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1944-2000

Physical description: 80 cm. of textual records, one photo album

Administrative history: The church was located on Main St. in Glen Allan, Ontario.

The congregation began services in 1944, and formally organized in 1949. The first building was occupied in 1944, with a subsequent building program in 1953. Amos Brubacher is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Waterloo County a farmers looked for cheaper land.

In 1950 there were 9 members; in 1965, 60; in 1975, 64; in 1985, 56; in 1995, 69. The congregation was a mission congregation until 1963 when it affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario (1963-198820-Feb-2007ence of Eastern Canada (1988-1999) and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1995-1999). The congregation held its last service in August 1999. The building was sold to the New Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, an indepen20-Feb-2007 was held September 12, 1999. Funds garnered from the sale were used to support missionaries who had been sponsored by the congregation.

Pastoral leaders between 1944 and 1999 included Amos Brubacher (1944-1956), Amsey Martin (1956-1966), Nelson Martin (1966-1975), Menno Zehr (Interim, 1975/1976), Henry Yantzi (1976-1979), Richard Brenneman (1979-1982), Jacob Roes (1982-1990), Willard Metzger (Interim, 1990/91), Mark Hallman (1991-1996), Winston Martin (Interim, 1997-1998).

Custodial history: The congregation has made periodic donations to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario; the final deposit was made in June 2000 by Aden Brubacher.

Scope and Content: There are four series: Formal records, Informal records, Church bulletins

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

For sound recordings related to this congregation see, see Hist.Mss.9.25.

An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO

Original archival description created June 2000 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Constitution
        1987
  2. Membership books
        1953-1990
        1991-1999
  3. Marriage register
        1956-1990
  4. Congregational meeting minutes
        1969-1998
  5. Church Council minutes
        1964-1969
        1970-1979
        1980-1989
        1990-1999
  6. Financial journals 
        1950-1955 (also includes diary of some activities)
        1956-1961
        1962-1977
        1992-1996
  7. Financial statements; list of officers
        1960, 1966-1968, 1971, 1975-1994, 1996
  8. Sunday school records 
        1944-1949
        1949-1951
        1952-1953
        1953-1954
        1954-1955
        1955-1956
        1956-1957
        1957-1958
  9. Summer Bible School records
        1957-1960
        1961
        1963
        1964-1966
        1967-1968
        1969-1970
        1971-1972
        1973-1975
        1982-1990
  10. Girls' Sewing Circle
        Secretary's book, 1953-1954
  11. Sunday evening services
        1964-1965
        1979-1990
  12. Documents related to conveyance of church property to Mennonite Foundation, 1999-2000
  13. Guidelines for marriage procedures, n.d.

Series 2: Informal records

  1. Misc. programs, 1953-1999
  2. Congregational profile, 1975, 1991
  3. Church Growth/Living in Faithful Evangelism (LIFE) materials, 1988-1990s
  4. Survey on closing the church, may 1998
  5. Pictorial directory, 1986
  6. 50 years at Glen Allan Mennonite Church, 1944-1994
  7. Church diaries maintained by Tobias Brubacher, 1950-1989 (includes typescript version into the 1960s); also a few other historical items
  8. Photo album, 1976

Series 3: Church bulletins

 1961-1996 (includes other printed materials circulated with bulletins)

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

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