River of Life Fellowship (Kitchener, ON)

Classification scheme: 

Title: River of Life Fellowship fonds

Dates of creation:  1995-2011
Note: Further accruals are expected

Physical description: 20 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The River of Life Fellowship at 110 Fergus Ave in Kitchener, Ontario began services and formally organized in 1995. Wayne and Mary Wagler are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Living Water Community Christian Fellowship and Hope Christian Fellowship.

In 1998 there were 28 members; in 2000, 47, in 2009, 67. The group has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1996-) and Mennonite Church Canada. The language of worship is English. In 1998 the congregation was part of the cell church movement. Peter and Denise Gruber served in 2005 as team leaders for the congregation. At the end of May 2019 River of Life withdrew from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and continued as an independent congregation.

Custodial history: The fonds were donated at unknown times.

Scope and Content: There are three series: Formal records, Informal records and newsletters.

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. Directory
  2. Annual reports
    1995-1999, 2003, 2005-2006, 2008-2009
  3. Constitution
  4. Elder's Meeting minutes
    1995-1997 (incomplete)
  5. Administrative Team minutes
    Jan-Feb 1996

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Memoranda from Elders/Admin to congregation
    Dec. 1995-Mar 1997 (incomplete)
  2. Correspondence
    1999-2000 (including plans for a "River Centre")

Series 3: Newsletters

Oct 1995-2011


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