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1934–2002.
17 cm of textual records and 2 microfilm reels.


Administrative history

Mennonite immigrants had come to Alberta in the late 1920s. In the early 1930s they began to move into the Vauxhall area. In 1934 the congregation officially organized at the home of Peter Langemann family with 12 charter members. They met in these years in congregational members’ homes. In 1936 they built a meeting house with recycled lumber and began worshiping in January 1937 in it; the site being on a member’s property. A Bible school also operated in this building for about 3 years. In 1940 this meeting house as well as the Conference of Mennonites in Canada meeting house, only some 6 kilometres away, were both destroyed by fire set by arsonists. In 1941 a new site was chosen nearby and a basement was constructed. In 1949 the upper sanctuary was completed. In 1955 the membership stood at 100. In 1965 the congregation adopted the pastor system. In 1974 the building was expanded. In 1984 another new meeting house was completed in the town site. The membership stood at 151 in 1984. In 1988 this congregation began another congregation in Hays, a result of nearly 30 years of efforts in this area.

The leaders of the congregation were: Peter Langemann (1934–1943), Peter Redekopp (1944–1945), Henry Rempel (1946-[194-?]), David Baerg ([194-?]), David Petkau ([194-? or 195-?]), D. J. Thiessen ([195-?]), Ben Epp (1957–1959), Henry Unruh (1955–1956, 1960–1965, 1969), Abe Esau (1966–1968), Wally Kroeker (1970–1975), Gerhard Reimer (1975–1977), Dewayn Isaac (1977–1982), David Nightingale (1982–1987), Adam Wiggins (1988–1992), Leo Siemens (1993–1997), Rudy Heidebrecht (1998), Bill Glasspell (1999– ). 

The language of wroship is Egnlish.  The transition from German occured in the 1960's.

Scope and content
This fonds consists of historical sketches (1967, 1968, 1974, 1986), congregational directories ([ca.1967], [198-?], 1994), church minutes (1934–2002), membership and family registers (1934–1978), congregational financial records (1939–1977), newsletters (1978-1982) and congregational bulletins (1977-1982, 1993–1999).

Custodial history
Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis to 2000. Some records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference. In 2008 bulletins and newsletters were deposited by the Centre for MB Studies in Hillsboro.

Notes
Series description

Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church history.
1967–1986.
1 cm of textual records.

This series consists of congregational historical sketches ([197-?]) and brief congregational histories (1967, 1968, 1974, 1986).

Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church directories.
[196-?], [198-?], 1994.
0.3 cm of textual records.

This series consists of congregational address and telephone directories ([196-?], 1994) and a congregational pictorial directory ([198-?]).

Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church minutes.
1934–2002.
5 cm of textual records and 1505 pp of microfilm.

This series consists of congregational meeting minutes (1934–1978 on microfilm) meeting minutes (1978–1988), Hays Gospel Chapel congregational meeting minutes (1986), and church council meeting minutes (1996–2002).

Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins and Newsletters
1977-1982, 1993–1999.
10.4 cm of textual records.

This series consists of congregational bulletins (1977-1982, 1993–1999) and newsletters entitled "The Lamplighter".

Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church registers.
1934–1978.
164 pp.; microfilm.

This series consists of congregational membership register and family register which includes data on birth, baptism, marriage, and death (1934–1978).

Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church financial records.
1939–1977.
494 pp.; microfilm.

This series consists of congregational financial records (1939–1977), and mission contributions (1943–1977).

Textual file list

Volume 340

    1. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church newsletter "The Lamplighter". --       1978-1982.
    2. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 1977-1979.
    3. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. -- 1980-1982.


Volume 341
  1. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church history. – 1967–1986.
  2. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church history. – 1995.
  3. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church directories. – [ca.1967]. [198-?], 1994.
  4. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church minutes. – 1978–1988.
  5. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church congregational and church council minutes. – 1996–2000.
  6. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1993.
  7. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1994.
  8. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1995.
  9. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1996.
  10. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1997.
  11. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1998.
  12. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins. – 1999.
  13. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church membership meeting minutes. – 2001.
  14. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church council minutes. – 1989–1995.
  15. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church membership meeting minutes. – 1989–1995.
  16. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church council and membership minutes and reports. – 2001.
  17. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church council and membership minutes and reports. – 2002.
  18. Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church council meeting minutes. -- 2006.
Microfilm file list

Reel 49
Reel 50