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Section IV: Organizations
Sharon Mennonite Church (Guernsey, SK)

1905-

Historical sketch

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Volume 4.1.20 - Church Records

-Church Record

-membership list, 1921-1987

-deaths, 1949-1984
-"A Brief History of the Sharon Mennonite Congregation located near Guernsey Sask." Copied by Stanley D. Shantz from material compiled by Ezra Stauffer, 1953. -laid in - page outlining history until 1984
-"Biographies of Brethren who have contributed toward the work of God's Kingdom in the Sharon Congregation near Guernsey Sask." Copied by Stanley D. Shantz from material compiled by Ezra Stauffer, 1953.
-Records of the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, Saskatchewan,
     -membership list, 1921-1963, recopied.
-Annual Business Meeting of the Sharon Mennonite Church
-minutes, 1907-1954
-treasurer's account, 1907 -1954
-Annual Business Meeting of the Sharon Mennonite Church
-minutes, 1952-1976
-account of receipts and expenses, 1953-1966
-Sharon Church Council Meetings, 1966-1976
-Minutes of the Sharon Church Council Meeting, 1976-1984
-Miscellaneous Minutes of Annual Meeting, auditor's statement, 1976-1987
-"Memories of Western Canada" by Eli s. Hallman - article published in the Mennonite Historical Bulletin, vol. 15, no. 4 (October 1954)
-Bulletin - Sharon Mennonite Church, 1905-2004 "Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God."
-Program - Annual Mennonite Conference of the Alberta-Saskatchewan District to be held at the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, Saskatchewan, July 5, 6, 7, 8, 1962; Theme - "The Church in Mission"
-Brubaker, Raymond. "Educational Mobility and Class Consciousness of an Ethnic Minority: Mennonites of Alberta," Edmonton, n.d.
-Canadian Mennonite Association, "1964 Annual Report."
-"Northwest Conference Mennonite Church Reports" Conference convenes at Duchess, Alberta, June 28-July1, 1980.
-Poster - "Through the Years at the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, Saskatchewan, 1905-1992," consists of a detailed timeline.

-Church Record
   -membership list, 1921-1987
   -deaths, 1949-1984
   -"A Brief History of the Sharon Mennonite Congregation located near Guernsey Sask." Copied by Stanley D. Shantz from material compiled by Ezra Stauffer, 1953.    -laid in - page outlining history until 1984
   -"Biographies of Brethren who have contributed toward the work of God's Kingdom in the Sharon Congregation near Guernsey Sask." Copied by Stanley D. Shantz from material compiled by Ezra Stauffer, 1953.
-Records of the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, Saskatchewan,
   -membership list, 1921-1963, recopied.
-Annual Business Meeting of the Sharon Mennonite Church
   -minutes, 1907-1954
   -treasurer's account, 1907 -1954
-Annual Business Meeting of the Sharon Mennonite Church
   -minutes, 1952-1976
   -account of receipts and expenses, 1953-1966
-Sharon Church Council Meetings, 1966-1976
-Minutes of the Sharon Church Council Meeting, 1976-1984
-Miscellaneous Minutes of Annual Meeting, auditor's statement, 1976-1987
-"Memories of Western Canada" by Eli s. Hallman - article published in the Mennonite Historical Bulletin, vol. 15, no. 4 (October 1954)
-Bulletin - Sharon Mennonite Church, 1905-2004 "Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God."
-Program - Annual Mennonite Conference of the Alberta-Saskatchewan District to be held at the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, Saskatchewan, July 5, 6, 7, 8, 1962; Theme - "The Church in Mission"
-Brubaker, Raymond. "Educational Mobility and Class Consciousness of an Ethnic Minority: Mennonites of Alberta," Edmonton, n.d.
-Canadian Mennonite Association, "1964 Annual Report."
-"Northwest Conference Mennonite Church Reports" Conference convenes at Duchess, Alberta, June 28-July 1, 1980.
-Poster - "Through the Years at the Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey, Saskatchewan, 1905-1992," consists of a detailed timeline.

Volume 4.1.21 - Women's Missionary and Service Commission

-The Sharon Sewing Circle - minutes and reports, 1931-1939
-The Sharon Sewing Circle - minutes and reports, 1939-1948
-The Sharon Sewing Circle - minutes and reports, 1948-1952
     -referred to as "The Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary" starting 1956.
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1958-1960
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1960-1961
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1961-1962
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1962-1963
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1963-1964
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1964-1965
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1965-1966
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1966-1967
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1967-1968
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1968-1969
-W.M.S.A. Secretary Book, 1958-1959
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1969-1970
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1971-1973
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1974-1977
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1977-1980
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1980-1981
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1981-1982
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1982-1984
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1984-1988
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1993-2004
-Sharon W.M.S.C. Service Committee Record Book - 1987-2004
-W.M.S.C., Evening Branch - minutes and reports, 1960-1966
-W.M.S.C., Evening Branch - minutes and reports, 1966-1976
-W.M.S.C., Evening Branch - minutes and reports, 1976-1981
-W.M.S.C., Evening Branch - minutes and reports, 1984-1997
-W.M.S.C., Evening Branch - minutes and reports, 1997-2004

Volume 4.1.22 - Miscellaneous committees and reports

-"History of the Sharon Mennonite W.M.S.A. 1918-1972" compiled by Mrs. Ada Hawes
-research materials and manuscripts of "History of the Sharon Mennonite W.M.S.A. 1918-1972"
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - Report of Local Service Group (also District Sewing Circle Committee - Secretary's Report), 1934-1963, 1975-1981
-"Large Scale Meal Planning Guide for Local Area WMSA Food Committees" Ontario W.M.S.A. Food Committee, 1959.
-WMSC Handbook, Women's Missionary and Service Commission of the Mennonite Church, 1975.

Volume 4.1.21 - Sharon Mennonite Church - Women's Missionary and Service Commission
-The Sharon Sewing Circle - minutes and reports, 1931-1952
   -referred to as "The Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary" starting 1956.
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - minutes and reports, 1958-2004
-W.M.S.A. Secretary Book, 1958-1959
-Sharon W.M.S.C. Service Committee Record Book - 1987-2004
-W.M.S.C., Evening Branch - minutes and reports, 1960-2004

Volume 4.1.22 - Sharon Mennonite Church - Miscellaneous committees and reports
-"History of the Sharon Mennonite W.M.S.A. 1918-1972" compiled by Mrs. Ada Hawes
-research materials and manuscripts of "History of the Sharon Mennonite W.M.S.A. 1918-1972"
-Women's Missionary and Service Auxiliary - Report of Local Service Group (also District Sewing Circle Committee - Secretary's Report), 1934-1963, 1975-1981
-"Large Scale Meal Planning Guide for Local Area WMSA Food Committees" Ontario W.M.S.A. Food Committee, 1959.
-WMSC Handbook, Women's Missionary and Service Commission of the Mennonite Church, 1975.
-Devotional Guide, September 1977-August 1978, Women's Missionary and Service Commission.
-W.M.S.C. Sewing Circle (also referred to as Willing Workers) - minutes, 1948-1976
-G.M.S.A. Record Book, 1976-1984
- W.M.S.C. - Receipts, deposit slips, bank statements, 1983-1986
-M.Y.F. Meetings - minutes, 1957-1968
-Sharon M.Y.F. - 1970- 1971
-Obituary write-ups; Anniversary service of Sharon Mennonite Church, 1955; Dedication Day Program for Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, Alberta, 1954; Dedication Day Programme, Bluesky Mennonite Church, Bluesky, Alberta, 1956
-Sharon Mennonite Church - record of all the programs - Sunday School reorganizations, Easter Programs, Quarterly Programs, Christmas, Children's & Mother's Day Programs, Summer Bible School Programs, Special Programs, Business Meetings, Missionary Programs, Thanksgiving Programs.
-Annual Sunday School Reports, 1951-1965
-Devotional Guide, September 1977-August 1978, Women's Missionary and Service Commission.
-W.M.S.C. Sewing Circle (also referred to as Willing Workers) - minutes, 1948-1954
-W.M.S.C. Sewing Circle (also referred to as Willing Workers) - minutes, 1954-1958
-W.M.S.C. Sewing Circle (also referred to as Willing Workers) - minutes, 1964-1967
-W.M.S.C. Sewing Circle (also referred to as Willing Workers) - minutes, 1967-1976
-G.M.S.A. Record Book, 1976-1979
-G.M.S.A. Record Book, 1979-1981
-G.M.S.A. Record Book, 1983-1984
- W.M.S.C. - Receipts, deposit slips, bank statements, 1983-1986
-M.Y.F. Meetings - minutes, 1957-1968
-Sharon M.Y.F. - 1970- 1971
-Obituary write-ups; Anniversary service of Sharon Mennonite Church, 1955; Dedication Day Program for Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield, Alberta, 1954; Dedication Day Programme, Bluesky Mennonite Church, Bluesky, Alberta, 1956
-Sharon Mennonite Church - record of all the programs - Sunday School reorganizations, Easter Programs, Quarterly Programs, Christmas, Children's & Mother's Day Programs, Summer Bible School Programs, Special Programs, Business Meetings, Missionary Programs, Thanksgiving Programs.
-Annual Sunday School Reports, 1951-1965

Volume 4.1.23 - Sharon Mennonite Church, Guernsey
-Bulletins
- Constitution and Discipline of the Sharon Mennonite Church; Addendum- Bylaws
- List of contents of Time Capsule found in 1953
- Minutes of Annual Meeting, Sharon M.C., January, 1979
- "Sharon Church Letter," 1959-1996
- Church newsletter contributions, 1996-1999
- "The Guernsey Pioneer" Vol. 4 (1979)
- Sharon Mennonite Church Annual Report, 1991, 1992
- Brochure: "Sharon Mennonite Church 1905-2004"
- Funeral bulletins, Obituaries: Louise (Cressman) Biehn, Alfred Bowman,, Clayton Bowman, Mary Burkhart, Vera Alice Cressman, Ada Hawes, Ruby Anne (Boehr) Janzen, Stuart Woodrow Karn, Agnes Koop, Jacob J. Krause, Claude Schlabach, Arnold Wilfred Shantz, Reta Mae (Snyder) Shantz, Stanley Devitt Shantz, Gordon Weber, Lillie Weber, Henry Adrian Pluym, Manassa Toman, Bertha Radke, Maria Cressman Weber, Anna Reinke, Ezra Devitt, Noah Good, Joanna Vera (Eby) Gingrich, Joseph Zacheriah Walters, Oliver Eby, Abraham C. Snider, Katherine (Wurtz) Zenker, Clarence Leslie Burkhart, Ira S. Gingrich, Cyrus (Shantz) Gingrich, Lucinda Schmitt Snider

Volume 4.1.29 - Sharon Mennonite Church
-Sunday School Secretary's Record Book, 1963-64, 1968-69, 1992 to 2004
-Class Record Book for use in Summer Bible Schools, 1943, 1947
-Teacher's Summer Bible School Record sheets, 1948-1969
- "Stories That Live", Program 1-6, cassette tapes

Volume 4.1.57 Sharon Mennonite Church,Guernsey
- Financial Ledger 1961-1963, 1973-1977, 1978-1979, 1980-1981, 1982-1985
- Church Record, Sharon Mennonite Congregation, Aug. 12th, 1928 to May 15, 1963



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