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48 cm of textual records.

Administrative history
In 1927, a group of people held a meeting and decided to organize into a Mennonite Brethren Church. Anton Baerg was elected as the first leader. At first the congregation met in a school. When the congregation outgrew the school, in the summer, they moved to an available machine shed. In the winter, they divided up into four groups and met in homes. In 1931, it was decided to build a church. Once a month, the congregation held a youth service. Another building was built in 1967. The church had a 50th anniversary celebration in 1977. Another building was purchased in 1983 and attached to the original building for Sunday School.

The leaders of the church included: Anton Baerg (1927–1930), Joh. P. Froese (1931–1933), H. H. Goossen (1934), Joh. P. Froese (1935–1938), H. H. Goossen (1939), Gerhard Klassen (1940), Jacob Wiebe (1941–1942), H. Goossen (1943–1947), J. Froese (1948), Gerhard Klassen (1949–51), John Wiebe (1952–1967), Jacob Falk (1968–1972), A. J. Froese (1973–1978), Alvin Penner (1980–1987), George Toews (1988–2000), John Nikkel (2000–2005), Stephen Kroeker (2006–present).

The language of worship is English.  The transition from German occured in the 1960's.

Scope and content
This fonds exists of historical information, bulletins, directories, minutes from the congregational, board and council meetings, Sunday School, Young People’s and Ladies Fellowship meetings, membership transfers, building funds, and anniversary information and financial information.

Custodial history


Series description

Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church history.
1 cm of textual records.

This series consists of information for a historical sketch, historical narratives, and information about the church’s anniversaries.
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins.
26 cm of textual records.

This series consists of weekly bulletins.
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church directories.
1.5 cm of textual records.

This series consists of annual church directories.
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church congregational meeting minutes.
7 cm of textual records.

This series consists of the congregational minutes, and the annual reports.
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church council meeting minutes.
5 cm of textual records.

This series consists of the church council meeting minutes which were originally called the Board meeting minutes, and the annual finance records.
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church Christian Education.
6 cm of textual records.

This series consists of the minutes from the Sunday School, Young People’s, and Ladies Fellowship meetings, the Daily Vacation Bible School meetings, and the Ladies Fellowship financial ledger.
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church financial information.
1.5 cm of textual records.

This series consists of the building fund information, insurance policies for the building, conference pension and insurance policies, and some Revenue Canada information.
Textual file list

Volume 423
Volume 429
Volume 430
Volume 428