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The Steinbach Evangelical Mennonite congregation in Steinbach, Manitoba began services and organized in 1874. It is the oldest Mennonite congregation in Steinbach. Peter Toews is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from Russia.

Originally services were held in the local school building. The first church building was occupied in 1911, with a subsequent building program in 1959.

In 1965 there were 496 members; in 1975, 650; in 1985, 580; in 1995, 608; in 2000, 633. The congregation has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.

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Canadian Mennonite (11 March 1960): 1.

Harder, Leland. Steinbach and Its Churches. Elkhart, IN: Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1970, 109 pp.

Mennonite Reporter (11 November 1996): 1-2.

Mennonites in Canada Collection, "70-Steinbach," Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Schellenberg, Dave. To the Glory of God: Steinbach Evangelical Mennonite Church. 1975, 104 pp.

Warkentin, Anne Marie. "The Churches of Steinbach." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1959, 28 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

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Mailing Address: Box 8, Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0

Location: 422 Main Street, Steinbach, MB

Phone: 204-326-6572

Website: http://www.semconline.com/


Author(s) David P. Reimer
Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986


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Reimer, David P. and Marlene Epp. "Steinbach Evangelical Mennonite Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 1986. Web. 18 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steinbach_Evangelical_Mennonite_Church_(Steinbach,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=105183.

APA style

Reimer, David P. and Marlene Epp. (September 1986). Steinbach Evangelical Mennonite Church (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steinbach_Evangelical_Mennonite_Church_(Steinbach,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=105183.




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