In the 1940s the members decided to move the Mennonite church from the Harmonia District to the town of Blaine Lake. The building was moved to 107 Railway Avenue West. From 1944 to 1956 the church was under the leadership of John Koval, a local storekeeper, who conducted services in the Russian language. When the church membership grew members built an addition to the existing building. Services in the 1950s were in both Russian and English languages. By 1959 the Russian-speaking people met separately and services at the church were in the English language.
The church went through several name changes. At first it was a Mennonite Brethren Church at Petrofka. It became the Baptist Mennonite Union Church of Blaine Lake when the two congregations worshiped together. When the Baptists moved away the name again became the Blaine Lake Mennonite Brethren Church. Then in 1967 to encourage attendance by people of all denominations the name was changed to Blaine Lake Gospel Chapel.
A new fellowship hall was completed in June 2009. In 2009 the average attendance was 60-70.
"Blaine Lake Gospel Chapel." Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/saskatchewan_archives/blaine_lake_gospel_chapel_archives/ (accessed 21 August 2009)
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 68; (May 2008); (January 2011): 28; (April 2012): 24.
Penner, Peter. No Longer At Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg: Kindred Press, 1987.
Archival RecordsCentre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 603.
Address: Box 15, Blaine Lake, SK S0J 0J0
Location: 107 Railway Avenue West, Blaine Lake, SK
Blaine Lake Gospel Chapel Ministers
Blaine Lake Gospel Chapel Membership
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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Blaine Lake Gospel Chapel (Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2012. Web. 8 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Blaine_Lake_Gospel_Chapel_(Blaine_Lake,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=91138.
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