Mennonite Brethren Church

Classification scheme: 

The Archives does not deliberately collect Mennonite Brethren records. Larger deposits of Mennonite Brethren Church records are located at the church, and at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Winnipeg.

XVII-1 Mennonite Brethren Church

  1. Mennonite Brethren Church Profile, 1972-1982, Study Conference, 22-23 Jan 1984, Fresno, California.
  2. The Mennonite Brethren Church in Ontario in Historical Perspective / Anne Wiebe. - original located in the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.
  3. Eden Christian College, miscellaneous materials
  4. John Longhurst, with contribution from Mary Anne Isaak. "Read the Missing Pages from New Book On Holy Ground: Stories By and About Women in Ministry in the Mennonite Brethren Church." Time to Tell (blog). June 30, 2022.

XVII-2 Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church

Title: Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1943-1985

Physical description: 3 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The congregation began services in 1924, and formally organized in 1925. The first building was occupied in 1935 with a subsequent building program in 1952. Jacob  P. Friesen, Jacob W. Reimer, Peter Goertzen and Jacob P. Wiens are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union in the 1920s. Kitchener Mennonite Brethren was known as the Molotschna Mennoniten-Brüder-Gemeinde until 1932.

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

Scope and content: See file list, below.

Notes: For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further references related to this congregation may be found by searching the Archives.
An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO.
Original archival description created 2012 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Order for Sunday evening service, [1975?]
  2. Promotional card for the Golden Hour radio program
  3. Songbook belonging to N.J. Fehderau
  4. From mustard seed to giant tree : a brief history of the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church / John Goerz, 1985
  5. Membership book, 1973
  6. Poem by Paul Rempel
  7. Program for building dedication, 1953
  8. Bulletins, 1966, 1979-1980
  9. News clippings
  10. Correspondence, 1943-1945
    Scope and content: Letters from the church and the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches to its "men in the services."
    Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by Johanna Dyck (wife of George Dyck, to whom the letters were sent). Donor preferred that the original letters be kept locally; copies have been sent to the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.
  11. Notes on I.T. Ewert, founder of Zion Mennonite Brethren Church

XVII-3 Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church

Bulletins, 1977-1987


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