9 cm of textual records.
This congregation grew out of the Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church. Interest in beginning a congregation in the west end of Winnipeg was discussed in 1967 at Portage Ave. MB Church. In the 1970s discussion and planning resumed and in 1979 the congregation was founded. It was chartered in April 1979 with 59 charter members. Their meeting house was in rented facilities. It had a strong emphasis on community outreach as its initial objective. In 2000 the membership stood at 197.
The leaders of the congregation were: Elfrieda and James Nikkel (1979), Emma and Erwin Penner (1979), Lois and Travis Reimer (1979–1988), John M. Schmidt (1989), Lorlie Barkman (1990–1997), Sean Sagert (1998), Victor Neufeld (1999), Roger Thiessen (2000–2009), Rick Hill (2010- ).
The language of worship is English.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of a congregational historical sketch ([198-?]), a brief congregational history and photograph (1985), congregational directories (1980–1996), congregational bulletins (1979–1992, 2007-2010).
Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba on a regular basis to 1993.
Westwood Community Church history.
- Volume 523.
- Finding aids consist of a series description and a file list is available.
- Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BC-541.
- Described by Bert Friesen 14 September 2001. Updated by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander 12 October 2011. Updated by Kate Woltmann July 18, 2013.
- No restrictions on access.
0.2 cm of textual records.
This series consist of a congregation historical sketch ([198-?]), a brief congregational history (1985), and a photograph of the meeting house ([ca.1982]).
Westwood Community Church Directories.
0.5 cm of textual records.
This series consists of a congregational pictorial directory (1980), congregational telephone and address directories (1981, 1995, 1996).
Westwood Community Church bulletins.
8.3 cm of textual records.
This series consists of congregational bulletins (1979–1982, 1985–1987, 1992, 2007-2011).
Textual file list
- Westwood Community Church Historical Sketch. – [198-?].
- Westwood Community Church History. – 1985.
- Westwood Community Church Directories. – 1980–1996.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. – 1979.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. – 1980.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. – 1981.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. – 1982.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. – 1985.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. – 1986–1987, 1992.
- Westwood Community Church constitution. -- 1987.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins (plus copy of Westwood Window and Discover Westwood Newsletters). -- 2007
- Westwood Community Church bulletins (plus copy of Westwood Window). -- 2008.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2009.
- Westwood Community Church bulletins. -- 2010-2011.