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MHSA Archival Description Record

Title and Physical Description
Foothills Mennonite Church fonds. — 1965-2009. — 14 cm of textual material

Administrative/Biographical History
The Foothills Mennonite Church began holding services in 1956 and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1959, with a subsequent building program in 1966. Peter Unger is considered the founding leader of the group which formed through rural Albertans moving to Calgary. The congregation was first called North Hill Mennonite Mission and was renamed Foothills Mennonite in 1966 when a new church building was constructed on a new location. The congregation helped in the development of Calgary Mennonite Fellowship in 1975. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Alberta (1963-), Conference of Mennonites in Canada/Mennonite Church Canada (1963-) and General Conference Mennonite Church (1965-1999).

Custodial History
The records were donated to the MHSA from 2005-2009.

Scope & Content
The fonds consists of 3 series: A)  Minutes, B) Newsletters, C) Bulletins, and D) Constitution

Variations in Title Proper
Also known as North Hill Mennonite Mission fonds.

Source of Supplied Title
Title based on the contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition
Lil Bartel

Arrangement
According to Subject and date.

Access Restrictions
None

Finding Aids
See Files Inventory

Associated Materials
Associated records may be found in the Mennonite Church Alberta fonds and at the Mennonite Heritage Centre

Related Materials
For publications related to the fonds, see:

  • Canadian Mennonite (16 October 1959): 7; (24 November 1961): 3; (27 April 1965): 9; (3 May 1966): 9; (15 November 1966): 3; (25 June 1968).
  • Wedel, Candace. "The History of the Foothills Mennonite Church, Calgary, Alberta." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1965, 9 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
  • Wiens, Janet. "The History of the Foothills Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1980, 20 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
  • Schellenberg, Larry. "Financial History of the Foothills Mennonite Church," Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1982, 40 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
  • Epp, Marlene. (1986). "Foothills Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 November 2007 <www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/F664.html>
  • Dick, C.L.The Mennonite Conference of Alberta: A History of its Churches and Institutions. Edmonton: The Mennonite Conference of Alberta, 1981.

Accruals
Expected

Notes
Accessions 2005.022, 2005.038, 2006.017, 2007.014, 2007.030, 2007.034, 2007.047, 2008.029, filed at 2005.022
Last updated April 2013 - Jim Bowman

Files Inventory

Series A. Minutes. — 2003-2006. — 1 cm. of textual materials
The series consists of membership meeting minutes. The series is arranged chronologically
Box 1
1 - 1 Membership Meeting Minutes – 2003-2006

Series B. Newsletters. — 2003-2008. — 1 cm of textual material
The series consists of Foothills Focus newsletters. The series is arranged chronologically

1 - 2 Foothills Focus – 2003-2008

Series C. Bulletins. — 2002-2009. — 12 cm of textual materials
The series consists of Sunday worship service congregational bulletins. The series is arranged chronologically

1 – 3 Bulletins – 2002
1 – 4 Bulletins – 2005
1 – 5 Bulletins – 2006
1 – 6 Bulletins – 2007
1 – 7 Bulletins – 2008
1 – 8 Bulletins – 2009

Series D. Constitution. – 1965. – 0.5 cm of textual materials

1 - 9 Constitution of North Hill Mennonite Church – 1965

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