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The Bredenbury Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, congregation began services in 1968, and formally organized in 1971. The congregation originated through colonization from [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]]. Minister Denver Wiebe served in 2009 as one of the non-salaried congregational leaders. In 1975 there were 12 members; in 1985, 84; in 2000, 113; in 2009, 117. The congregation has been affiliated with the [[Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGC)|Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]]. The language of worship is German.
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The Bredenbury [[Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGC)|Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]] congregation in Saltcoats, [[Saskatchewan (Canada)|Saskatchewan]], [[Canada]] had its roots in families moving to the area from [[Steinbach Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada)|Steinbach]], [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] in search of affordable mixed-farming land. The Norman Wohlgemuth family was the first to arrive in 1966. Initially, the several families worshipped with the [[Roblin Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Roblin, Manitoba, Canada)|Roblin congregation]] some 80 km away. More families arrived by 1971, and the congregation organized in April 1971. Norman Wohlgemuth was ordained as the first resident minister on 17 March 1972.
  
The congregation operates the Countryside School.
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For several years the congregation rented a church in Saltcoats. A new building was erected in 1977. It added a new sanctuary in 1997/98.
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The congregation also operated the Countryside School. It began in the church basement in 1977; a three-room school was built in 1979.
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The cemetery is at the church site.
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In 2020 the congregation was part of the [[Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (CGC)|Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]]. The active ministers were Laurel Wiebe, Tim Warkentin, and Narcenio Cano.  
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Histories of the Congregations of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite.</em> Ste. Anne, Man.: Gospel Publishers, 1975.
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Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. ''Yearbook'' (2001-2020).  
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''Histories of the congregations.'' 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 147-149.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
'''Address''': Saltcoats, Saskatchewan (the church is located one mile south, 1/2 mile east of Saltcoats on Castleton Road)
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'''Address''': Saltcoats, Saskatchewan
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'''Location''': One mile south and 0.5 miles east of Saltcoats on Castleton Road.
  
 
'''Phone''': 306-744-8183
 
'''Phone''': 306-744-8183
  
'''Denominational Affiliation''': [http://churchofgodinchristmennonite.net/ Church of God in Christ, Mennonite]
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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 Bredenbury Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church ==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Name !! Years<br/>of Service
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| Norman Wohlgemuth || 1972-present
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| Martin P. Barkman (1919-2008) || 1979-2004
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| Denver Wiebe || 1979-2013<br />2015-present
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| Laurel Wiebe || 1990-present
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| Narcenio Cano || 2008-present
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| Tim Warkentin || 2008-present
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|}
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== Membership at Bredenbury Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church ==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: right;"
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! Year !! Membership
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| 1975 || 12
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| 1985 || 84
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| 2000 || 113
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| 2010 || 121
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| 2020 || 124
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Church sign, ca. 2010. Photo by Victor G. Wiebe
Church building, ca. 2010. Photo by Victor G. Wiebe

The Bredenbury Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Canada had its roots in families moving to the area from Steinbach, Manitoba in search of affordable mixed-farming land. The Norman Wohlgemuth family was the first to arrive in 1966. Initially, the several families worshipped with the Roblin congregation some 80 km away. More families arrived by 1971, and the congregation organized in April 1971. Norman Wohlgemuth was ordained as the first resident minister on 17 March 1972.

For several years the congregation rented a church in Saltcoats. A new building was erected in 1977. It added a new sanctuary in 1997/98.

The congregation also operated the Countryside School. It began in the church basement in 1977; a three-room school was built in 1979.

The cemetery is at the church site.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The active ministers were Laurel Wiebe, Tim Warkentin, and Narcenio Cano.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2001-2020).

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 147-149.

Additional Information

Address: Saltcoats, Saskatchewan

Location: One mile south and 0.5 miles east of Saltcoats on Castleton Road.

Phone: 306-744-8183

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

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

Name Years
of Service
Norman Wohlgemuth 1972-present
Martin P. Barkman (1919-2008) 1979-2004
Denver Wiebe 1979-2013
2015-present
Laurel Wiebe 1990-present
Narcenio Cano 2008-present
Tim Warkentin 2008-present

Membership at Bredenbury Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1975 12
1985 84
2000 113
2010 121
2020 124


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published August 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Bredenbury Church of God in Christ (Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2020. Web. 29 Jul 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bredenbury_Church_of_God_in_Christ_(Saltcoats,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=170202.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (August 2020). Bredenbury Church of God in Christ (Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bredenbury_Church_of_God_in_Christ_(Saltcoats,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=170202.




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