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1918–2012.
25 cm of textual records and one microfilm reel.


Administrative history
The Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church is a member of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Brotherfield, a country church six miles west of Waldheim, was the mother church of the Waldheim MB Church. In 1918 a number of Brotherfield members who lived in or near to the town of Waldheim decided to organize their own church because winter driving to Brotherfield was difficult. This organizational meeting was led by Elder David Dyck, the leader of the Brotherfield Church. Congregational services were held first in an empty store, next in the Empress Hotel, and then in the old public school. By 1920 the members had built a sanctuary.

Leaders have been: David Dyck (1919), J.J. Siemens, Jacob T. Ediger (1920–1939), George Willems (1940–1944) Jacob Adrian, Frank Janzen, Paul J. Wiebe (1958–1960), John D. Goertzen (1960–1968), Adolph Redekop (1969–1973), Otto Derksen (1974–1979), John D. Goertzen (1979–1980), John Schmidt (1981–1983), John Block (1984–1990) and Clarence Peters (1991– 2008), Greg Wiens (2009-).

In 1970 the Laird MB Church united with the Waldheim Church and in 1988 the Brotherfield Church closed and merged with the Waldheim Church.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of the following series: Membership records, minutes of congregational meetings, yearbooks, church bulletins, and historical notes. The materials show the history and activities of the people involved with the church.

Custodial history
Many of the records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference. File 1 and the Waldheim Golden Jubilee booklet came to Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies from Bethany Bible School in 1996. Most of the yearbooks and the minutes 1992–98 were transferred by Eileen Quiring of Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church in 1999; others were donated periodically in 2003–2011 by the church.

Notes
Series description

Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church membership records.
1978.
115 pp.; microfilm.

Two books of membership records, available on microfilm only.
Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church Yearbooks and minutes of congregational meetings.
1918–2010.
254 pp.; microfilm and 13 cm of textual records.

This series consists of yearbooks, minutes and annual reports of the congregation from 1918 to 1970, microfilmed in 1978 and from 1970 - 2010, on paper.
Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church bulletins.
1990–2012.
11 cm of textual records.

This series consists of weekly bulletins outlining order of worship and presenting the announcements for the week.
Waldheim Mennonite Brethren historical notes.
1955–1995.
2 cm of textual records.

This series consists of historical sketches, newspaper clippings, a booklet, one photocopied photograph and correspondence dealing with the establishment of the Brotherfield Mennonite Brethren Church Memorial Chapel.
Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church pictorial directories.
1989, 1995, 1998, 2002.
2 cm of textual records.

This series consists of pictorial and address directories of the members and adherents in a specific year.
Textual file list

Volumes 590

  1. Historical sketch, notes/minutes. – 1968-1995.
  2. Booklet: “Waldheim Golden Jubilee.” – 1955.
  3. Historical sketch. – 1985. 
    Newspaper clipping of Brotherfield/Waldheim merger. – 1988.
  4. Booklet: “Yearbook of the Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church.” – 1968.
  5. Booklet: “Yearbook of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Waldheim.” – 1976.
  6. Booklet: “Yearbook of the Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church.” – 1977.
  7. Booklet: “Yearbook of the Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church.” – 1978.
  8. Church bulletins. – 1990.
  9. Church bulletins. – 1991.
  10. Church bulletins. – 1992.
  11. Church bulletins. – 1993.
  12. Church bulletins. – 1994.
  13. Church bulletins. – 1995.
  14. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church yearbooks. – 1964–1967, 1969–1972.
  15. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church yearbooks. – 1973–1975, 1979–1982.
  16. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church yearbooks. – 1983–1986, 1988–1990.
  17. Pictorial directories. -- 1989, 1995, 1998, 2002.
Volume 591
  1. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church minute book. -- 1970-1991.
  2. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church yearbooks. – 1991-1995.
  3. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church yearbooks. -- 1996-1998.
  4. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church meeting minutes. -- 1992-1998.
  5. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church Yearbooks and annual meeting minutes. -- 2000-2003.
  6. Waldheim MB Church Role of Women in Ministry Survey Summary. -- 2003.
  7. Annual membership meeting reports and minutes. -- 2004-2007.
  8. Annual membership meeting reports and minutes. -- 2008-2009.
  9. Church bulletins. -- 2003
  10. Church bulletins. -- 2005.
  11. Church bulletins. -- 2006.
  12. Church bulletins. -- 2007.
  13. Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church annual report and meeting minutes. -- 2010-2011.
  14. Church bulletins. -- 2008.
  15. Church bulletins. -- 2009.
  16. Church bulletins. -- 2010.
  17. Church bulletins. -- 2011-2012.
Microfilm file list

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