MHSA Archival Description Record
Title and Physical Description
Springridge Mennonite Church fonds. — 1928-1992. —
16 cm of textual records
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.
The records were transferred to the Mennonite Church Alberta.
Scope & Content
The fonds consists of two series: A) Minutes and B)
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.
See Series Inventory
Records associated with the Springridge Mennonite Church fonds held
Heritage Centre, Winnipeg.
For records related to the Springridge Mennonite Church fonds, see Mennonite
Church Alberta fonds
Accession 2002.012, 2008.006
Language - German and English
Also known as Blumenthaler Mennonite Church
* 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* Unpublished congregational history, 1978, 29 pp.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
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