Breaking with its usual formal style, The Canadian Mennonite decided to print a candid photo of church leaders in 1958. While lining up for the typical serious group photograph, men gathering at St. Catharines United Mennonite Church in St. Catharines, Ont. were interrupted by a young girl unselfconsciously swinging a hula hoop. The caption cheekily observed that “conferences sometimes also go in circles” but hastened to add that the choice of image had no “symbolic meaning.”
For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.
—June 17, 2021: The write-up initalliy misidentified the church in the photo. It has been updated.