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Hillcrest Mennonite Church

Classification scheme: 
V-2

Title: Hillcrest Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1963-2002
Note: Further accruals are expected

Physical description: 125 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The congregation began services and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1964. Henry Yantzi is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through church planting from East Zorra Mennonite in 1964 due to the latter's increasing numbers

In 1965 there were 162 members; in 1975, 207; in 1985, 229; in 1995, 250; in 2004, 246. The congregation has been affiliated with the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1964-1988), Mennonite Church (1964-1999), Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988- ) and Mennonite Church Canada (1995-).

Pastoral leaders since 1964 have included: Henry Yantzi, Vernon Brubacher, Gerald Good, Mary Schiedel, Maurice Martin, Jan Steckley, Glenn Zehr, Henry Regehr and David Driedger.

The congregation is located at 1056 Huron St., New Hamburg, Ontario, one km west of New Hamburg at Hwy 7 & 8 and Waterloo Regional Rd. 1.

Custodial history: Accessions have been received from time to time.

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

Notes: Original description created March 2000 by Sam Steiner.
See also: Worship service tapes in Sound Recordings -- Worship Services
Related photographs are located in Hist.Mss. 10: Photographs and Slides

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Annual meeting minutes, 
       1965-1977
        1981-1992
       2000-2001
    (most congregational meeting minutes are found in annual report books)
  2. Annual reports, 
        1977, 1979-1997, 1999-2006
  3. Church council minutes, 
        1965-1978
  4. Building committee minutes, 
        1963-1965
        1989-1991
  5. Council of Elders minutes, 
        1979-1988
        1989-1994
  6. Program cabinet minutes, 
        1980-2002
  7. Education & Nurture Committee minutes,
        1980-2002
  8. Finance & Administration minutes,
        1980-2002, 2004-2006
  9. Mission & Service minutes,
        1980-2002
  10. Fellowship Commission minutes,
        1980-1998, 2001-2002
  11. Worship Commission minutes,
        1980-2002
  12. MYF Executive minutes,
        1980-1991
  13. Student Mutual Aid minutes,
        1983-1985, 1989-1991
  14. Church directory, 
       1976, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2006
  15. Conjoint meetings, 
        1982
  16. Church newsletter committee, 
        1990-1991
  17. Congregational statements of the Hillcrest Mennonite Church, 1987
  18. Organizational structure, [1981?], 1987
  19. Leadership Retreat, 1986-1987
  20. Congregational review committee documents, 1988
  21. WMSA offering records,
        1964-1967
  22. Ad hoc committees and documents, 1982-1992
  23. Financial records related to construction, 1963-1965
  24. Cluster Leaders,
    1995-1999
  25. Leadership Team,
    1995-2004
  26. Pastoral Search
    1997, 2006
  27. Ad hoc Structure Working Group
    2002
  28. Youth Ministry Team
    2002-2003
  29. Ministry Coordination Team
    2004-2006
  30. Worship & Faith Formation Team
    2004-2006
  31. Hospitality and Outreach Team
    2005-006
  32. Stewards of Gifts
    2004-2005
  33. Child and Youth Faith Formation Team
    2005-2006
  34. Pastoral Ministry Team
    2004-2005
  35. A Profile of the Hillcrest Congregation, Apr 1976
  36. Questionaire for Members of the Hillcrest Mennonite Church, [196-?]

Series 2: Informal records

  1. Programs, clipping related to opening of Hillcrest Church, 1964 (filed at end of formal records)

Series 3: Church Bulletins

1964-2006

Series 4: Newsletter

Hillcrest Breezes, 1991-2001
Minimalist, 2005
View from the Hill, 2006

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Last modified 31-Aug-2011 by Laureen Harder-Gissing

Hours

Fall and Winter
(September 8, 2014 - April 25, 2015)
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday, 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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