Markham Mennonite Council

Classification scheme: 
XV-81 (s.c.)

Title: Markham Mennonite Council fonds

Dates of creation: 1979-1986

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The Markham Mennonite Council grew out of cooperation between the Steeles Avenue, Cedar Grove, Wideman and Hagerman Mennonite churches. All were member congregations of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec.

The council's purpose was to "give unified direction to existing joint ventures of the Markham district Mennonite congregations, and to develop new mission and nurture projects in the area" (20 Jun 1981). The structure of the group varied, but generally involved meetings of the pastoral leadership and lay leaders designated by the church councils.

Activities directed by the council included planning missions meetings, hymn sings, the Family Winter Bible School, and Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF) events. This group also coordinated efforts by the four churches to sponsor Hmong refugee families in 1979-1980.

Custodial history: From files donated by the Steeles Avenue and Cedar Grove congregations.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence.

Note: Original archival description by Laureen Harder-Gissing, 2012.

File list:

1. Markham Mennonite Council meetings, 1979-1986

2. Family Winter Bible School, 1978-1980

Hours

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Making an appointment with the archivist in advance is strongly recommended.

Contact

Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238

Email: marchive@uwaterloo.ca