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The Graysville Mennonite congregation in Graysville, MB began services in 1927, and formally organized in 1953. The first building was occupied in 1953, with subsequent building programs in 1960 and 1988. Frank Letkeman and John H. Janzen are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]].
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[[File:GraysvilleMennoniteChurch.jpg|300px|thumbnail|''Graysville Mennonite Church, Graysville, MB<br />
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Source: [http://www.graysvillemc.org/ Church website]'']]
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The Graysville Mennonite congregation in Graysville, Manitoba began services in 1927, and formally organized in 1953. The first building was occupied in 1953, with subsequent building programs in 1960 and 1988. Frank Letkeman and John H. Janzen are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]].
  
 
The group was originally part of Schoenwieser church group. In 1953 they joined the Bergthaler, largely because of the influence of John H. Janzen, the minister from 1953-67.
 
The group was originally part of Schoenwieser church group. In 1953 they joined the Bergthaler, largely because of the influence of John H. Janzen, the minister from 1953-67.
  
In 1965 there were 46 members; in 1975, 62; in 1985, 77; in 1995, 61; in 2000, 47. The congregation has been affiliated with [[Mennonite Church General Conference|Mennonite Church Manitoba]], [[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]] and [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] (1968-1999). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
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The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
  
The congregation's address is Box 31, Graysville, MB, R0G 0T0. (204) 828-3359. Located 4 km west of Graysville on PTH 245. Pastor Norm Dyck served in 2003 as a congregational leader.
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The 50th anniversary of the congregation was celebrated on 11-12 October 2003.
 
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The 50th anniversary of the congregation is schedule for October 11-12, 2003; the church should be contacted for information.
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Ens, Anna. <em class="gameo_bibliography">In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba.</em> Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1996: 170-171.
 
Ens, Anna. <em class="gameo_bibliography">In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba.</em> Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1996: 170-171.
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Krahn, Gerald. "The Story of the Graysville Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1986, [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
Krahn, Gerald. "The Story of the Graysville Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1986, [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
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=== Archival Records ===
 
Church records microfilmed at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
Church records microfilmed at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
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= Additional Information =
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'''Address''': Box 31, Graysville, MB  R0G 0T0
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'''Phone''': 204-828-3359
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'''Website''': [http://www.graysvillemc.org/ Graysville Mennonite Church]
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[[Mennonite Church General Conference|Mennonite Church Manitoba]]
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[[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]]
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[[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] (1968-1999)
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=== Graysville Mennonite Church Membership ===
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! Year !! Members
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| 1965 || align="right" | 46
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| 1975 || align="right" | 62
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| 1985 || align="right" | 77
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| 1995 || align="right" | 61
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| 2000 || align="right" | 47
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Graysville Mennonite Church, Graysville, MB
Source: Church website

The Graysville Mennonite congregation in Graysville, Manitoba began services in 1927, and formally organized in 1953. The first building was occupied in 1953, with subsequent building programs in 1960 and 1988. Frank Letkeman and John H. Janzen are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Manitoba.

The group was originally part of Schoenwieser church group. In 1953 they joined the Bergthaler, largely because of the influence of John H. Janzen, the minister from 1953-67.

The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

The 50th anniversary of the congregation was celebrated on 11-12 October 2003.

Bibliography

Ens, Anna. In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1996: 170-171.

Gerbrandt, Henry J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB: D.W. Friesen, 1970: 229-232.

Krahn, Gerald. "The Story of the Graysville Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1986, Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Archival Records

Church records microfilmed at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Address: Box 31, Graysville, MB R0G 0T0

Phone: 204-828-3359

Website: Graysville Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada

General Conference Mennonite Church (1968-1999)

Graysville Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 46
1975 62
1985 77
1995 61
2000 47


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989


Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene. "Graysville Mennonite Church (Graysville, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 23 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Graysville_Mennonite_Church_(Graysville,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=103708.

APA style

Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Graysville Mennonite Church (Graysville, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Graysville_Mennonite_Church_(Graysville,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=103708.




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