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The Selkirk Christian Fellowship in Selkirk, MB began services in 1966, and formally organized in 1984. Orville Andres is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Native Ministries program of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. Selkirk was known as Elim Fellowship until 1984.

The congregation held its last service on 28 February 1993. It had experienced a decline in attendance and interest because of a desire for a faith expression more closely identified with traditional Native roots. After the congregation closed, community ministry was continued by Terry and Cara Widrick.

The congregation's address was 173 Main St., Selkirk, MB. Pastor Isaac Froese served in 1992 as a congregational leader. In 1985 there were 11 members; in 1990, 34. It had been related to, but not a member of, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. The language of worship was English.


Canadian Mennonite (20 September 1966): 3.

Mennonite Reporter (1 April 1985): 11; (22 March 1993): B1; (18 April 1994): B3.

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986

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Epp, Marlene. "Selkirk Christian Fellowship Inc. (Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 1986. Web. 1 Jun 2016.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=77722.

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Epp, Marlene. (September 1986). Selkirk Christian Fellowship Inc. (Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 June 2016, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=77722.

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