Petitcodiac Mennonite Church

A Moment from Yesterday

August 14, 2019 | Opinion | Volume 23 Issue 15
Laureen Harder-Gissing |
Photo: Petitcodiac Mennonite Church / Mennonite Archives of Ontario

The Petitcodiac (N.B.) Mennonite Church Council is pictured during a meeting in 1996. Whether around a kitchen table or a purposely built boardroom, church councils are the administrative hub of most mainstream Mennonite congregations. But it was not always so. The rise of the church council as a lay decision-making body was achieved only in the last half-century in many congregations. How is the church council doing? What will be its future? 

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see

Further reading:
Centennial celebration
Cayuga church
Namaka cutting wheat
Nipawin streetscape
Morden motorcycles


Photo: Petitcodiac Mennonite Church / Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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