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Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church, ca. 1950-1951.
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies
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Waldheim MB Church
Source: Saskatchewan MB Conference website

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.

Bibliography

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 Records

Bethany College, Hepburn, SK

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 590–591. Microfilm: R13, pp. 1–370.

Additional Information

Mailing Address: Box 245, Waldheim SK S0K 4R0

Location: 5003 2nd Ave East, Waldheim SK S0K 4R0

Telephone: 306-945-2323

Website: Waldheim MB Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1919-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1919-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1919-2002)

Waldheim MB Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
David Dyck 1919
J. J. Siemens  
Jacob T. Ediger 1920-1939
George Willems 1940-1944
Jacob Adrian  
Frank Janzen  
Paul J. Wiebe 1958-1960
John D. Goertzen 1960-1968
Adolph Redekopp 1969-1973
Otto Derksen 1974-1979
John D. Goertzen 1979-1980
John Schmidt 1981-1983
John Block 1984-1990
Clarence Peters 1991-2008
Greg Wiens 2009-present

Waldheim MB Church Membership

Year Members
1925 112
1950 115
1965 87
1975 123
1985 150
1994 205
2000 213
2010 233

Maps

Map:Waldheim MB Church, Waldheim, SK


Author(s) J. H. Epp
Marlene Epp
Date Published July 2011


Cite This Article

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Epp, J. H. and Marlene Epp. "Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church (Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2011. Web. 26 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waldheim_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waldheim,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=116365.

APA style

Epp, J. H. and Marlene Epp. (July 2011). Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church (Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waldheim_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waldheim,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=116365.




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