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Title and Physical Description
Springridge Mennonite Church fonds. — 1928-1992. — 16 cm of textual records

Administrative History
Blumenthaler Mennonite Church in Pincher Creek, Alberta, began services in 1927, and formally organized in 1928. The first building was occupied in 1934, built from salvage materials taken from a hotel at Fort Macleod, Alberta. David P. Janzen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union. The congregation has been affiliated with the Mennonite Church Alberta, formerly Conference of Mennonites in Alberta (1928- ); Mennonite Church Canada, formerly Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1931- ) and General Conference Mennonite Church (1938- ). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s. The congregation changed its name to Springridge Mennonite Church in 1969. Others who served this congregation are: John Poettcker, Klaus Janzen, Abram Poettcker, Frank Gietz, John Goertz, A.B. Koop, William Raabe, and Henry Koop.

Custodial History
The records were transferred to the Mennonite Church Alberta.

Scope & Content
The fonds consists of two series: A) Minutes and B) Bulletins.

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

Source of Acquisition
Gift by Mennonite Church Alberta through Henry Goerzen, MCA Archivist, 2002, 2008.

Access Restrictions
None known

Finding Aids
See Series Inventory

Associated Materials
Records associated with the Springridge Mennonite Church fonds held by Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg.

Related Materials
For records related to the Springridge Mennonite Church fonds, see Mennonite Church Alberta fonds

Accruals
Expected

Notes
Accession 2002.012, 2008.006
Language - German and English
Also known as Blumenthaler Mennonite Church
Sources:
     * Canadian Mennonite Encyclopaedia <www.mhsc.ca/encyclopedia/contents/s6923.html>.
     * Mennonite Reporter (18 March 1974): 14.
     * CMC Nexus (Mar. 1996): 10.
     * Unpublished congregational history, 1978, 29 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
     * Dick, C. L. The Mennonite Conference of Alberta: a History of its Churches and Institutions. Edmonton: The Mennonite Conference of Alberta, 1981, 147 pp.
Last updated 23 June 2008 – Judith Rempel
Revised June 2012

Series Inventory

A. Minutes. — 1928-1992. — 14 cm of textual materials
The series consists of congregational meeting minutes, reports and correspondence. Arranged by date

1-16 Das Kirchenbuch, Springridge, Alberta [event journal and minutes] - 1928-1964 [separated]
1-1 Minutes - 1931-1941
1-2 Minutes - 1931-1964 [separated]
1-3 Minutes - 1957-1965
1-4 Minutes - 1959
1-5 Minutes - 1964-1967 [separated]
1-6 Minutes, Reports, Correspondence - 1965-1991
1-7 Minutes - 1967-1980 [separated]
1-8 Minutes - 1970-1983
1-9 Minutes - 1981-1987 [separated]
1-10 Minutes - 1984-1990
1-11 Minutes - 1987-1992 [separated]
1-12 Minutes - 1990-1992

B. Bulletins. — 1986-1988. — 2 cm of textual materials
The series consists of congregational bulletins and a short history of the congregation. Arranged by date

1-13 Bulletins and History - 1986
1-14 Bulletins - 1987
1-15 Bulletins - 1988

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