The Charleswood Mennonite Church congregation began in May 1963 under the sponsorship of Bethel Mennonite congregation.There were 31 charter members at the time of the formal organization on 15 September 1963. Initially the group met in the Chapman School in the Charleswood area of Winnipeg; it then bought land on the corner of Haney and Eldridge.
The congregation has been involved in sponsoring Crossroads, an inner-city project, Sargent MCC thrift shop, and Bethel Place. A Korean ministry began in 1996 with the arrival of several families from Korea. In the fall of 1997, the Korean students studying at Canadian Mennonite Bible College decided to worship together at the Charleswood Church. They studied the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, and in October 1997, Hun Lee, who had been a Presbyterian minister in Korea, was baptized and several others were received into membership. It became apparent in 1998 that there wasa need for Korean language services. In September 1999 Hun Lee was licensed for ministry; he was ordained as a Mennonite minister on 3 December 2000.
Canadian Mennonite (10 May 1963): 1; (30 July 1963): 3; (17 September 1963): 1; (7 December 1965): 14.
"Asian Congregations in Manitoba." Canadian Mennonite 3 (6 December 1999). Web. 19 March 2010. http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol03-1999/3-24/theconferences.html.
Petkau, Evelyn Rempel. "Korean Church Growing in Charleswood." Canadian Mennonite 3 (29 March 1999). Web. 19 March 2010. http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol03-1999/3-07/localchurch.html
Mennonite Reporter (14 June 1993): 8-9.
Regehr, Valerie. "Charleswood Mennonite Church - a History." Unpublished Research Paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1982, 26 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Reimer, Carol. "The History of the Charleswood Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1987, Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Archival collection at Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Address: 699 Haney Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Website: Charleswood Mennonite Church
Charleswood Leading Pastors
|Esther & Dan Epp-Tiessen||1980-1981|
|Helen & Henry Dueck||1983-1984|
|Lisa Carr Pries||1993-1996|
|Date Published||March 2010|
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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Charleswood Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2010. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Charleswood_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=100263.
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