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The Wingham Mennonite congregation in Elm Creek, MB began services about 1930, and formally organized in 1938. The first building was occupied in 1939, with a subsequent building program in 1961. Cornelius Rempel is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.

In 1985 there were 40 members; in 2000, 47. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in 1967-77. Prior to 1982 Wingham was part of the Blumenorter church group.

The congregation's address R.R.1, Box 255, Elm Creek, MB, R0G 0N0. (204) 436-2521. Located 5 miles west of Elm Creek on Hwy 2 and 5 miles north. Pastor Martin Sawatzky served in 2000 as a congregational leader.

Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (7 February 1983): 13.

Reflections: the First 50 years, Wingham Mennonite Church, 1933-1983. Elm Creek: Wingham Mennonite Church, 1983, 92 pp.

Zacharias, Peter D. Footprints of a Pilgrim People: Story of Blumenort Mennonite Church. Gretna, MB: Blumenort Mennonite Church, 1985, 291 pp.


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989


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Epp, Marlene. "Wingham Mennonite Church (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 17 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wingham_Mennonite_Church_(Elm_Creek,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=78851.

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Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Wingham Mennonite Church (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wingham_Mennonite_Church_(Elm_Creek,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=78851.




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