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The Altona Sommerfield Mennonite congregation began services in 1918. The first building was occupied in 1918. Abraham Doerksen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Bergthaler Mennonites.

Bishop John A. Friesen served in 1986 as a non-salaried congregational leader. In 1985 there were 3981 members; in 1990, 4065. This membership was the total for the fourteen congregations of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church of Manitoba, with which the Altona congregation has been affiliated. The languages of worship are German and English.

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Canadian Mennonite (Nov. 20, 1959): 12.

Peters, Jake. "An Annotated Bibliography of Materials Relating to the Sommerfelder Mennonite Church." Research paper, CMBC, 1979.

Reimer, Margaret Loewen. One Quilt, Many Pieces. Waterloo, 1990: 32, 34.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986

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Epp, Marlene. "Altona Sommerfeld Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 1986. Web. 10 Oct 2015.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=104072.

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Epp, Marlene. (September 1986). Altona Sommerfeld Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 October 2015, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=104072.

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