Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church (Manitou, Manitoba, Canada)
Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church began services in 1927 and formally organized on 6 June 1927 with 30 charter members. Anton Baerg was elected as the first leader. The congregation originated through emigration from the Soviet Union. At first the congregation met in Hazel School north of Manitou. When the congregation outgrew the school, they met in an available machine shed during the summer and in the winter, divided into four groups and met in homes. On 16 October 1931, it was decided to build a church. Once a month, the congregation held a youth service. The present sanctuary was built in 1967 and dedicated on 25 June 1967. The church had a 50th anniversary celebration in 1977. Another building was purchased in 1983 and attached to the original building for Sunday School.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Winnipeg, Manitoba). "Manitou MB Church."http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/manitoba_archives/manitou_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/ (accessed 8 January 2010).
Mennonite Brethren Herald (4 April 1986), (27 May 1988): 40; (22 October 1999): http://old.mbherald.com/38-20/people.html (accessed 8 January 2010); (20 May 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/07/transitions.en.html (accessed 8 January 2010).
Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 162.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Volumes 423, 425–430.
Giesbrecht, Ed. "Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church 90th Anniversary Celebration June 25, 2017: Looking Back: A Presentation on the History of our Church." Church website.
Address: Box 340, Manitou MB R0G 1G0
Website: Manitou MB Church
Manitou MB Church Leading Ministers
|Johann P. Froese||1931–1933|
|Heinrich H. Goossen||1934|
|Johann P. Froese||1935-1938|
|Heinrich H. Goossen||1939|
|Heinrich H. Goossen||1943-1947|
|A. J. Froese||1973-1978|
Manitou MB Church Membership
|Author(s)||John P. Froese|
|Date Published||March 2012|
Cite This Article
Froese, John P. and Marlene Epp. "Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church (Manitou, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 19 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Manitou_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Manitou,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=160293.
Froese, John P. and Marlene Epp. (March 2012). Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church (Manitou, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Manitou_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Manitou,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=160293.
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