Classification scheme: 

Title: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1986-2000

Physical description: 25 cm. of textual records

Administrative history:  Church is located at 7452 Reesor Rd, Markham, ON L6B 1A8.

Rouge Valley Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1986. The congregation resulted from the merger of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church and the Steeles Ave. Mennonite Church -- both small congregations. For the first years the congregation used the facilities on the Cedar Grove property; in 1996 a new building was erected on the same property.

The congregation became part of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec in 1986 and became part of the Menonite Conference of Eastern Canada following the merger of three conferences in Eastern Canada occurred in 1988. The congregation is part of the Mennonite Church, and in 1995 joined the Conference of Mennonites in Canada.

Pasters since 1986 have included Steve Drudge (1996-1993), Nancy Brubaker Bauman (Interim, 2003/2004), and Pieter Niemeyer (2001-, Lead minister, 2004-).

In 1995 there were 99 members.

Custodial history: Donations to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario have been made on an annual basis

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

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 March 2000 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Annual reports, 1987, 1989-1994, 1996-2001
  2. Congregational meeting minutes, 1987-1998 (incomplete)
  3. Church directory, 1993, 1997
  4. Job descriptions, council minutes, idea & opinion survey, nomination report (various dates)

Series 2: Informal records

  1. Misc. programs (most are filed with church bulletins)
  2. Markham Township tour, 1999 (for Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario)
  3. Brochures

Series 3: Bulletins

July 1986-2001
13 Jan 2002

Series 4: Neighbours

1993, 1996-     (Incomplete)

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