Morningside Mennonite Church (Toronto, ON)

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Title: Morningside Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1950-1963

Physical description: 5 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The congregation, located at 64 Tiago St., Toronto, began services in 1946. A basement facility was constructed in 1950; the church building was completed in 1957. The congregation originated through outreach by Danforth Mennonite Church and Emerson McDowell, starting as a Sunday school. The congregation merged with the Danforth Mennonite Church in 1973. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario (1946-1973). The language of worship was English.

Pastoral leaders who served Morningside included: Emerson McDowell (1950-1952), Cyril Gingerich (1952-1954), Merlin & Dorothy Grove (1955-1956), Glen & Elizabeth Brubacher (1956-1962), Paul Martin (1962-1970), Alfred Polzin (1970/71), Amzie Brubacher (1971-1973)

Custodial history: The origin of the materials in this fonds is generally not known. File III-40.2/3 was received from the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., in 2013.

Notes: Original description created February 2002 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Building account records, 1950

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Series 2: Informal records

  1. Blueprint for construction of basement, 1950
  2. Dedication programs, 1950, 1957
  3. Sunday School and Summer Bible School flyers, [1952?]

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Series 3: Church Bulletins

Primarily from 1952-53 and 1963

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