The Winkler Evangelical Mennonite Mission congregation in Winkler, Manitoba began services and formally organized in 1937. The first building was occupied in 1937, with subsequent building programs in 1954 and 1985. I.P.F. Friesen and George Froese are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through division from Sommerfelder Mennonites over its desire for revivalism.
The congregation was originally known as the Rosenbach church; it moved to Winkler in 1942. Membership records prior to 1976 were destroyed in a house fire.
In 1985 there were 417 members; in 2000, 626. The congregation has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference since 1937. The language of worship is English and German; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The congregation's address is 600 Southview Dr., Winkler, MB, R6W 2P7. (204) 325-9885. Pastor Dale Dueck served in 2014 as a congregational leader.
Canadian Mennonite (16 October 1953): 1.
EMMC Recorder (August 1974): 1; (February 1985): 1.
"The Winkler EMM Church." Unpublished typescript, 1 p. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Brown, Frank. A History of the Town of Winkler, Manitoba. 1973: 193-194.
Heppner, Jack. Search for Renewal: the Story of the Rudnerweider/Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference 1937-1987. 1987, 348 pp.
Records at the church.
|Date Published||February 1989|
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