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The Treesbank Evangelical Mennonite congregation at Wawanesa, Manitoba, began services in 1966, and formally organized in 1967. The first building was occupied in 1967, with a subsequent building program in 1979. Dietrich Friesen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Evangelical Mennonite Conference and colonization from the Steinbach, Manitoba area.

In 1975 there were 54 members; in 1985, 62; in 1995, 61; in 2000, 53. The congregation has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference since 1966. The language of worship is English. The church has also been known as the Treesbank Evangelical Mennonite Church.

Pastor Anthony Reimer served in 2001 as a congregational leader.

[edit] Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (27 September 1966): 1

Messenger (23 December 1988): 7.

Loewen, Royden. Blumenort: a Mennonite Community in Transition 1874-1982. Blumenort: Blumenort Mennonite Historical Society, 1983.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: Box 323, Wawanesa, MB R0K 2G0

Phone: 204-824-2268

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published February 1989

[edit] Cite This Article

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Epp, Marlene. "Treesbank Community Church (Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 28 May 2016.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=126995.

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Epp, Marlene. (February 1989). Treesbank Community Church (Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 May 2016, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=126995.

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