Brotherfield Mennonite Brethren Church, a country church six miles west of Waldheim, was the mother church of the Waldheim Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church. In 1918 a number of Brotherfield members who lived in or near to the town of Waldheim decided to organize their own church because winter driving to Brotherfield was difficult. This organizational meeting was led by Elder David Dyck, the leader of the Brotherfield Church, with 88 members. Congregational services were held first in an empty store, next in the Empress Hotel, and then in the old public school. The first building was occupied in 1920, with a subsequent building program in 1982.
Waldheim amalgamated with Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren (Laird, Saskatchewan) in 1973 and Brotherfield Mennonite Brethren on 2 October 1988. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 72; (6 January 1989): 18; (May 2008): http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/publications/mb_herald/vol_47_no_5/people_and_events/transitions/; (May 2009): http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/publications/mb_herald/mb_herald_may_2009/people_and_events/transitions/.
Regier, J. E. History written for 50th anniversary, Bethany Bible Institute, Hepburn.
Waldheim Remembers the Past. 1921: 41.
Archival RecordsBethany College, Hepburn, SK
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 590–591. Microfilm: R13, pp. 1–370.
Mailing Address: Box 245, Waldheim SK S0K 4R0
Location: 5003 2nd Ave East, Waldheim SK S0K 4R0
Website: Waldheim MB Church
Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1919-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1919-present)
Waldheim MB Church Leading Ministers
|J. J. Siemens|
|Jacob T. Ediger||1920-1939|
|Paul J. Wiebe||1958-1960|
|John D. Goertzen||1960-1968|
|John D. Goertzen||1979-1980|
Waldheim MB Church Membership
|Author(s)||J. H. Epp|
|Date Published||July 2011|
Cite This Article
Epp, J. H. and Marlene Epp. "Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church (Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2011. Web. 31 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waldheim_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waldheim,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=116365.
Epp, J. H. and Marlene Epp. (July 2011). Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church (Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waldheim_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waldheim,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=116365.
Herald Press website.
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