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The Warman Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church in Warman, Saskatchewan had its beginnings in 1932 when Isaac P. Friesen of Rosthern conducted a two-week evangelistic crusade in the Warman town hall. Thereafter, ministers form the Bethesda Mennonite Church (General Conference) in Langham conducted Sunday services. After 1939 the Mennonite Brethren churches from Saskatoon and Dalmeny took charge. The first church building was erected in 1940. In 1967 the Warman MB Church was accepted into the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches with 44 members. The church became self-supporting in 1969.

The congregation held their concluding service on 19 December 2004 and a celebratory service on 6 February 2005. The reasons for the closure were many, including dwindling attendance.

Bibliography

Kirkland, Christopher. "Warman Mennonite Brethren Church Closes." Saskatchewan Mennonite Historian 11.1 (April 2005): 7, 8.

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 68.

Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg: Kindred Press, 1987, 178 pp.

"Warman MB Church." Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Web. 31 July 2011. http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/saskatchewan_archives/warman_mennonite_brethren_church_archives/.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 636, 1167, 1168; Reel 15.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliations:

Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2004)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2004)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2002)

Warman MB Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
John B. Guenther 1944-1947
Menno Lepp 1947-1952
Norman Fehr 1952-1957
Frank Froese 1957-1968
Elvin Penner 1968-1975
Ben L. Heppner 1975-1982
Dave Esau 1983-1986
Rudy Lemke 1987-1996
Conrad Neudorf 1997-1999
Henry Wiebe 2000-2002
Ron Medwid 2002-2004

Warman MB Church Membership

Year Members
1957 18
1967 44
1985 175
1994 144
2000 143


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


Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, J. H. and Marlene Epp. "Warman Mennonite Brethren Church (Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2011. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Warman_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Warman,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=116260.

APA style

Epp, J. H. and Marlene Epp. (July 2011). Warman Mennonite Brethren Church (Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Warman_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Warman,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=116260.




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