Herman Walde stands in front of the sign of First Mennonite Church in Edmonton, where he served as pastor from 1963 to 1966. Historically, as Mennonites became more accepted, their churches began to look like the churches of their neighbours. Later Mennonite churches began posting signs telling people of the church’s name, when services were held and contact information. Some churches began to advertise their services in local newspapers and to have radio programs. Today many churches have a website or Facebook page telling people of their activities and how to participate; even entire services can be watched online. As churches use new methods of interacting with people, new kinds of records are created, such as signs, newspaper ads, websites and digital files.
For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.