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The Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, is located in Neubergthal, two miles south, three miles east, 0.5 miles north of [[Altona (Manitoba, Canada)|Altona]]. Minister Robert Goossen served in 2001 as an unsalaried congregational leader. In 1997 there were 10 members; in 2001, 44; in 2009, 78. The group has been affiliated with the [[Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGC)|Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]].
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The Altona [[Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGC)|Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]] congregation in [[Altona (Manitoba, Canada)|Altona]], [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]], [[Canada]] was established as an outreach of the congregation at [[Rosenort Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada)|Rosenort]]. Summer evangelistic meetings were held in [[Plum Coulee (Manitoba, Canada)|Plum Coulee]] and Altona from 1992 to 1995. During this time a worshipping group rented a church in Plum Coulee for about two years, with leadership provided by the Rosenort congregation.  
  
The congregation began services and formally organized about 1996. It initially met at the Altona Senior Centre.
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In fall 1994 the group began to rent the senior center in Altona rather than Plum Coulee. The congregational formally organized in March 1996 with 10 members. A school was launched the same year in the workshop of Robert Goossen.
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In 1997 a property in the village of Neubergthal was purchased and remodeled into a church and school.
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In 2019 the congregation was part of the [[Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGC)|Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]]. The ministers were Robert Goossen, Don Penner, and Cam Barkman.
  
 
The church also supports the Sunflower Valley Christian School.
 
The church also supports the Sunflower Valley Christian School.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
''The Yearbook of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite'' (1994-1997, 2001, 2009).
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Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. ''Yearbook'' (1994-1997, 2001, 2009); (2019): 39-40.
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''Histories of the congregations.'' 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 81-82.
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= Additional Information =
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'''Address''': Neuberghtal, two miles south, three miles east, 1/2 hile north of Altona
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'''Phone''':
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'''Website''':
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[https://churchofgodinchristmennonite.net// Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]
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== Ordained Pastors at the Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Name !! Years<br/>of Service
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| Robert Goossen || 1996-present
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| Cam Barkman || ?-present
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| Don Penner || ?-present
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== Membership at Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite ==
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! Year !! Membership
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| 1996 || 10
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| 1998 || 30
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| 2001 || 44
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| 2009 || 78
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| 2019 || 97
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Latest revision as of 15:06, 31 July 2020

The Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Altona, Manitoba, Canada was established as an outreach of the congregation at Rosenort. Summer evangelistic meetings were held in Plum Coulee and Altona from 1992 to 1995. During this time a worshipping group rented a church in Plum Coulee for about two years, with leadership provided by the Rosenort congregation.

In fall 1994 the group began to rent the senior center in Altona rather than Plum Coulee. The congregational formally organized in March 1996 with 10 members. A school was launched the same year in the workshop of Robert Goossen.

In 1997 a property in the village of Neubergthal was purchased and remodeled into a church and school.

In 2019 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Robert Goossen, Don Penner, and Cam Barkman.

The church also supports the Sunflower Valley Christian School.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (1994-1997, 2001, 2009); (2019): 39-40.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 81-82.

Additional Information

Address: Neuberghtal, two miles south, three miles east, 1/2 hile north of Altona

Phone:

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Name Years
of Service
Robert Goossen 1996-present
Cam Barkman ?-present
Don Penner ?-present

Membership at Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Year Membership
1996 10
1998 30
2001 44
2009 78
2019 97


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published July 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2020. Web. 9 Aug 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Altona_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Altona,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=168980.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (July 2020). Altona Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Altona, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 9 August 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Altona_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Altona,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=168980.




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