Classification scheme: 

Title: Windsor Mennonite Fellowship fonds

Dates of creation: 1983-2006

Physical Description: 1 cm of textual materials; 3 photograph albums

Administrative history: The Windsor Mennonite Fellowship began as a church-planting project of the Conference of United Mennonite Churches of Ontario. Henry Paetkau, pastor of the Harrow United Mennonite Church, was appointed to lead the project. Bible studies began in 1981, and Sunday evening worship in November 1983. Sunday morning services began in January 1985; Henry P. Epp then provided leadership.

In 1985 the congregation adopted a constitution, achieved registration as a charitable institution, and on 27 October celebrated "Membership Sunday" at which time 13 full members and 4 associate members formally joined the Fellowship. On 1 August 1985 Jacob W. Dyck was hired as pastor, and he served until 31 July 1987. Arthur Boers served from 1988-1992. Later pastors were Erwin Wiens, 1993-2002, Phyllis Kramer, 2003-2009, Paul Dueck (2010-2014), Angelika Guenther Correa (2014/15), and Susan Kennel Harrison (2015- )

The congregation renovated an old laundromat into a church and moved to its present location in 1990.

Custodial history: A directory, constitution and some brochures were donated before 2007. Most items were donated by Mary Janzen in 2017.

Scope and content: The formal and informal records of the congregation. Three photograph albums, with individual photographs labeled by Mary Janzen, document regular church activities, special events, members, families and the church building.

Notes: Original archival description created September 2007 by Sam Steiner, and updated in 2017 by Laureen Harder-Gissing
Additional photographs are located in Hist.Mss.10.40 (slide sets) and in the Mennonite Archival Image Database.

File list:

Series 1: Formal Records

  1. Directories, 1987-2002, 2004, 2006
  2. Constitutions
    1985, 1992
  3. Congregational Information Form, 1992
  4. Congregational meetings and reports, 1987-2006 (report books or minutes missing for some years)
  5. Missions committee, 26 Aug 1991
  6. Church Council, 1991-1994

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Publicity brochures and calendars
  2. Miscellaneous ephemera
  3. Newsletters
    The Windsor Window, Oct 1985-Dec 1986

Series 3: Photograph albums

1983-2006 (in 3 volumes)

Series 4: Bulletins

May 1988-1991, 1994-1996 (not complete)


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