Jump to: navigation, search


The Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite congregation began after Mennonites first moved into the Plum Coulee area in the 1890s. In 1897 the Bergthaler Lehrdienst assigned two men to visit the families in the area. By 1904 some worship services were held in the local school building. From then until 1925 they met in various rented facilities. In 1925 the congregation purchased the Baptist meeting house in Plum Coulee. In the 1940s this building was expanded, with a subsequent building program in 1958. J. J. Hooge is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Sommerfelder Mennonites.

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

In November 2014 the church withdrew from Mennonite Church Manitoba and Mennonite Church Canada, citing the erosion of the authority of God's Word.

[edit] Bibliography

Bergthaler church records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Canadian Mennonite (16 March 2015): 16.

Gerbrandt, Henry J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB: Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba, 1970, 379 pp.

[edit] Additional Information

Location: 51 Main Street, Plum Coulee, MB

Mailing Address: Box 14, Plum Coulee, MB R0G 1R0

Telephone: 204-829-3609

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Manitoba (Until 2014)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1903-2014)

[edit] Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years
Abram Bückert 1930-1950
Johann Hooge 1911-1957
Jakob N. Hoeppner 1932-1935
Peter Dirks 1933-1934
Franz Sawatzky 1936-1950
Johann Heinrichs 1938-1944
Peter Rempel 1940, 1942
Bernhard Wiebe 1948-1967
D. Hildebrandt 1953-1957
Lawrence Siemens 1968-1971
David Adrian 1972-1980
Harry Siemens 1981
Ed Funk 1982-1988
Werner Janzen 1989-1993
Glen Siemens 1993-

[edit] Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 222
1975 257
1985 266
1995 208
2000 208
2015 211

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published March 2015

[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene. "Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2015. Web. 2 Dec 2015.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=131327.

APA style

Epp, Marlene. (March 2015). Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 December 2015, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=131327.

©1996-2015 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.