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Justice Mennonite Brethren Church was begun by Russian immigrants arriving in the Brookdale area in 1927. The congregation was formed in 1930 as the Brookdale Mennonite Brethren Church. Jacob A. Loewen is considered the founding leader of the group.

The congregation met to worship in private homes and rental facilities until 1944 when the first meeting place was built in the Justice area and the name was changed to Justice Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1953 a new meeting place was built on the same site.

The transition from German occurred in the 1950s.

Bibliography

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Justice MB Church." Web. 17 March 2012. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/manitoba_archives/justice_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 38; (12 October 1990): 18.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 420, Reel 88.

Additional Information

Address: P.O. Box 25, Justice, MB R0K 1C0

Location: SE 21-12-17

Telephone: 204-763-4324

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1931-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1931-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1931-2002)

Justice MB Church Ministers

Minister Years
Jacob A. Loewen 1930–1937
Jacob J. Loewen 1938-1955
Henry P. Penner 1956
Jacob J. Loewen 1957-1960
Henry P. Penner 1961–1962
Ben A. Friesen 1963–1967
Walter Loewen 1968–1975
Peter Friesen 1976–1978
Abe J. Froese 1981–1984
Gerald Peters 1986–1987
Gerry Harms 1989-present

Justice MB Church Membership

Year Members
1930 10
1944 34
1950 48
1965 55
1985 51
1995 39
2000 41
2010 51


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2012


Cite This Article

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Justice Mennonite Brethren Church (Justice, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 24 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Justice_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Justice,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=88454.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (March 2012). Justice Mennonite Brethren Church (Justice, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Justice_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Justice,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=88454.




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