©Mennonite Heritage Centre 2003
Last updated 17 August 2004

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Title: Grace Mennonite Church (Steinbach) fonds
Dates: 1961-1998
Extent: 52 cm of textual records
Extent: 4 microfilm reels

Historical note

The Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach was organized in 1961 with 43 charter members. Initially they met in rented facilities. In 1962 they purchased their own meeting house. In 1970 this building was renovated. In 1971 the membership was 141. By 2001 the membership stood at 242. The leaders of the congregation were: G. Rempel (1961-1964), Leonard Epp (1965-1969), Paul Peters (1970), Peter Sawatzky (1971-1981), John Braun (1982-1993), Dave Bergen (1994- ).

Scope and content note

This fonds contains bulletins (1963-1998), correspondence (1961-1996), constitution (1963), annual reports (1961-1998), worship calendars (1971-1992), newsletters (1972-1998), church council meeting minutes (1961-1998), congregational meeting minutes (1961-1998), membership records (1961-1994), registers (1961-1990), and directories (1986-1997). The records pertain to the founding and development of the congregation and they document the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.

Notes

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records were microfilmed by the Mennonite Hertiage Centre in 1981 and 1991. Textual records have been deposited by the congregation at the Mennonite Heritage Centre on a regular basis. Described by Bert Friesen 4 January 2002.


Grace Mennonite Church (Steinbach) fonds file list:

Volume 27

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1963)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1967)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1971)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1972)
  5. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1973)
  6. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1974)
  7. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1975)
  8. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1976)
  9. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1977)
  10. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1978)
  11. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1979), correspondence (1980)
  12. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1983)
  13. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1984), goals for the 1980s (1984)
  14. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1985)
  15. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1986), Pray for peace booklet ([198-?])
  16. Grace Mennonite Church constitution (1963), annual reports (1961-1962, 1966,1975-1976), worship calendars (1971), newsletters (1972, 1976), congregational meeting minutes (1975-1976)
  17. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1987), annual reports (1987)
  18. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1988), annual reports (1988), congregational meeting minutes (1988)
  19. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1989)

Volume 853

  1. Grace Mennonite Church Annual Reports
  2. Grace Mennonite Church early records and newspaper clippings, 1960s
  3. Pastoral Correspondence from 1960s, also re entry into Conference and opposition from other churches in Steinbach.
  4. Copy of Membership Record Book outlining succession of pastors, deacons, chairpersons and membership, 1961-1994.

Volume 854

  1. Pastoral correspondence and papers, Aug. 1979-Aug. 1994 by Rev. John P. Braun.
  2. Grace Mennonite Marriage Register copies.
    1. 1961-1965 Rev. G.S. Rempel
    2. 1983-1993 Rev. John P. Braun
  3. Grace Mennonite Church Council Minutes (Steinbach, Manitoba), 1979-1989, 1990-1994. (1961-1981 on microfilm no. 346); See also microfilm nos. 423-426.

Volume 3524

  1. Church, Steinbach, Manitoba Pictorial Directory, 1986.
  2. Grace Mennonite Church 20th Anniversary Yearbook, 1981.
  3. Church bulletins, 1990, annual reports (1990), newsletters
  4. Church bulletins, 1991, church council meeting minutes (1991), congregational meeting minutes (1991), annual reports (1991), newsletters
  5. Church bulletins, 1992, worship calendar (1992), annual reports (1992)
  6. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1993), church council meeting minutes (1993), educational wing building plans (1993), annual reports (1993)
  7. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1994), annual reports (1994), church council meeting minutes (1994), newsletters (1994), directory (1994), newsletters

Volume 4444

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1995), congregational meeting minutes (1995), church council meeting minutes (1995), directory (1995), newsletters (1995)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church council meeting minutes (1995), annual reports (1995)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1996), congregational meeting minutes (1996), newsletters (1996), correspondence (1996), church council meeting minutes (1996)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1997), directory (1997), annual reports (1997), newsletters (1997)
  5. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), church council meeting minutes (1998-1999), annual reports (1998), congregational meeting minutes (1998), directory (1998)

Volume 4784

  1. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), newsletters (1998), church council meeting minutes (1998)
  2. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (1999), newsletters (1999), church council meeting minutes (1999)
  3. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2000), newsletters (2000), church council meeting minutes (2000)
  4. Grace Mennonite Church bulletins (2001), newsletters (2001), church council meeting minutes (2001)
  5. 40 Years of Grace 1961-2001.-- 40 pp. (2001)
  6. Church Council meeting minutes. -- 2002.
  7. Annual Meeting minutes. -- 2001-2002.
  8. Church bulletins. -- 2002.

Volume 851

1.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1971)

2.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1972)

3.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1973)

4.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1974)

5.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1975)

6.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1976)

7.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1977)

8.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1986)

9.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1987)

10.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1988)

11.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1989)

 

Volume 852

1.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1990)

2.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1991)

3.  Grace Mennonite Church newsletters (1992)

 

 


Microfilm

Microfilm No. 346 (MHC Project No. 92)

  1. Church Registers
    1. Membership Register, started ca. 1961-1981.
    2. Marriage Register, 1965-1981.
  2. Minutes
    1. Congregational Annual Meeting, Minutes and Reports, 1962-1981.
    2. Council and Congregational meetings, 1961-1981.

Microfilm No. 423 (MHC Project No. 156)

  1. Pastoral Correspondence, 1982-1990.
  2. Congregational Annual Meeting and Reports, 1981 1st part of 1990.
  3. Church Council Meetings, 1980 April 1990.
  4. Bulletins (Sunday Morning), 1967-1989.

Microfilm No. 426 (MHC Project No. 156)

  1. Bulletins (Sunday Morning), 1967-1989
  2. "Grace Note" (Church Newsletter), 1971-1977; 1986 March 1988.

Microfilm No. 707 (MHC Project No. 156a)

  1. "Grace Note" (Church Newsletter), 1988-1990
  2. Marriage Register, 1965-1990.
  3. Membership Register, 1961-1990.