Steinbach Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church at Steinbach, Manitoba was organized in 1881 when a large part of the Kleine Gemeinde in this area, with the elder and half of the preachers, joined the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Worship services were conducted in homes and then in a school building until 1911, when a church building was erected that had a seating capacity of 400. Wilhelm Giesbrecht was in charge of the services from the beginning until his death in 1917. Neighboring ministers then served the congregation until 1921, at which time Gerhard F. Giesbrecht and Jacob F. Barkman were ordained to the ministry. The services, conducted in both German and English, include regular Sunday morning and evening services, Sunday school, midweek Bible study, Christian Endeavor, hospital services, and singing practices. The sewing circle takes an active part in missionary efforts. The membership in 1957 was 160, with A. P. Barkman as minister in charge, assisted by Gerhard F. Giesbrecht and Ronald Wiebe.
In 1955 there were 160 members; in 1985, 130; in 2000, 142. Services are held both in English and German.
The congregation also operates Country View School.
Canadian Mennonite (2 December 1960): 3.
Harder, Leland. Steinbach and Its Churches. Elkhart, IN: Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1970, 109 pp.
Histories of the Congregations of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Ste. Anne, Man.: Gospel Publishers, 1975, 314 pp.
Mennonites in Canada collection, "70-Steinbach," Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: 280 Loewen Blvd., Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0.
|Author(s)||J. F. Barkman|
|Date Published||December 1986|
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Barkman, J. F. and Marlene Epp. "Steinbach Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 1986. Web. 7 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steinbach_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Steinbach,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=77908.
Barkman, J. F. and Marlene Epp. (December 1986). Steinbach Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steinbach_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Steinbach,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=77908.
Herald Press website.
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