The Treesbank Evangelical Mennonite congregation at Wawanesa, MB 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 at the Treesbank Evangelical Mennonite Church.
The congregation's address is Box 323, Wawanesa, MB, R0K 2G0. (204) 824-2268. Pastor Anthony Reimer served in 2001 as a congregational leader.
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.
|Date Published||February 1989|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene. "Treesbank Community Church (Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 20 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Treesbank_Community_Church_(Wawanesa,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=78270.
Epp, Marlene. (February 1989). Treesbank Community Church (Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Treesbank_Community_Church_(Wawanesa,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=78270.
©1996-2013 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.