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1928–1983.
4 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel.


Administrative history
Mennonite immigrants from Russia began arriving in northern Alberta in 1926. The first congregational meeting occurred in the Wedel home in 1928. A meeting house was constructed in 1929 where they worshiped. These families came from various Mennonite conference backgrounds. In 1934 they founded a Mennonite Bible School. The congregation joined the Alberta Mennonite Brethren Conference before 1937 (maybe as early as 1930). The membership stood at 73 in 1937. In the 1940s families began to leave for the Fraser valley, B.C. In 1961 they built a new meeting house using the old Bible School building. The name changed to the La Glace Bible Fellowship Church in 1985. The membership stood at 45 in 1977 and at 82 in 2000.

The leaders of the congregation were: Johann Schmidt (1930–1931), Abr. Janz (1932–1938), Abr. Konrad (1939–1943, 1946–1950), Martin Hamm (1944–1945), John Kroeker (1951), Ed Martens (1952–1956), John J. Heidebrecht (1957–1971), George Block (1960–1962), Victor Pankratz (1963–1975), Dwight Nickel (1976–1978), John Schmidt (1978), Art Isaac (1979–1983), Peter Boschman (1984–1994), Jack Janzen (1995), Henry Willms (1957–1960, 1996), Nelson Senft (1997 – ). 

The language of worship is English.  The transition from German occured in the 1950's.

Scope and content
This fonds consists of a congregational historical sketch ([196-?]), a brief congregational history (1985), 50th anniversary booklet and newspaper clippings (1978), congregational bulletins (1979–1983), family, membership, and baptismal registers (1928–1978), congregational meeting minutes (1944–1978), congregational church council meeting minutes (1960–1961), congregational financial records (1942–1976).

Custodial history
Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Some records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference.

Notes
Series description

La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church history.
[196-?], 1985.
0.2 cm of textual records.

This series consists of a congregational historical sketch ([196-?]) and a brief congregational history (1985).

La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church history clippings.
1978.
0.4 cm of textual records.

This series consists of a 50th anniversary booklet (1978), and 50th anniversary celebration newspaper clippings (1978).

La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins.
1979–1983.
3.4 cm of textual records.

This series consists of congregational bulletins (1979–1983).

La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church registers.
1928–1978.
155 pp.; microfilm.

This series consists of congregational membership, family, baptismal, and marriage registers which include data on birth, baptism, marriage, and death (1928–1978).

La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church congregational meeting minutes.
1944–1978.
423 pp.; microfilm.

This series consists of congregational meeting minutes (1944–1973, 1975–1978).
La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church Board meeting minutes.
1960–1961.
26 pp.; microfilm.

This series consists of church council meeting minutes (1960–1961).

La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church financial records.
1942–1976.
291 pp.; microfilm.

This series consists of records of financial contributions of members (1942–1944, 1951–1959), financial contributions to foreign missions (1947–1961), congregational financial records (1951–1961), and congregational annual financial reports (1964–1976).

Textual file list

Volume 334
  1. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church history. – [196-?], 1985.
  2. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church 50th anniversary history. – 1978.
  3. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1979.
  4. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1980.
  5. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1981.
  6. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1982.
  7. La Glace Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1983.
Microfilm file list

Reel 54