Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Aberdeen Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1907 as a branch of the Rosenorter Mennonite Church group in Saskatchewan. A dedication service for the church's first building was held on 12 June 1910. Cornelius C. Ens is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from rural Manitoba. During the first decade or so the congregation was served by various non-resident ministers of the Rosenorter Gemeinde. Jacob Nickel immigrated to Aberdeen in 1924 and remained their leader until 1937. During this time he also taught in the Bible School in Rosthern. The meeting house was moved onto a basement at the same site in 1939. The building was renovated in 1950 and again in 1964 and 1989. In 1962 the Rosenorter Gemeinde was dissolved and each congregation became independent. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
Aberdeen Mennonite is the only church in Aberdeen and includes participants from a wide variety of denominations.
Aberdeen History Book. Edmonton, 1982: 35-37.
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Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Vols. 1618, 3249, 4501, 2881.
Mailing address: Box 202, Aberdeen, SK S0K 0A0
Location: 501 Rupert Rd., Aberdeen, SK S0K 0A0
Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1907-present)
Aberdeen Mennonite Church Ministers
|Henry and Erna Funk||2004-2006|
|Curtis Wiens||February 2019-present|
Aberdeen Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Samuel J. Steiner|
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||June 2021|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. and Richard D. Thiessen. "Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2021. Web. 7 Aug 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aberdeen_Mennonite_Church_(Aberdeen,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=171889.
Steiner, Samuel J. and Richard D. Thiessen. (June 2021). Aberdeen Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 August 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aberdeen_Mennonite_Church_(Aberdeen,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=171889.
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