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The Camrose Mennonite Fellowship began forming in 1979 when Camrose Lutheran College professors Murray Lauber and Ed Friesen discussed the possibility of regular gatherings of Camrose area Mennonites in the Lauber home. In November 1980 the congregation formally organized with 16 charter members. In 1981 the congregation joined both the [[Mennonite Church Alberta|Conferences of Mennonites in Alberta]] and the [[Northwest Mennonite Conference|Northwest Mennonite Conference]]. John Lenshyn is considered the founding leader of the group.
 
The Camrose Mennonite Fellowship began forming in 1979 when Camrose Lutheran College professors Murray Lauber and Ed Friesen discussed the possibility of regular gatherings of Camrose area Mennonites in the Lauber home. In November 1980 the congregation formally organized with 16 charter members. In 1981 the congregation joined both the [[Mennonite Church Alberta|Conferences of Mennonites in Alberta]] and the [[Northwest Mennonite Conference|Northwest Mennonite Conference]]. John Lenshyn is considered the founding leader of the group.
  
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On 26 June 2011 the congregation held its last service, celebrating 32 years of ministry.
 
On 26 June 2011 the congregation held its last service, celebrating 32 years of ministry.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Funk-Unrau, Neil. "Camrose withdraws from Northwest Conference." <em>Canadian Mennonite</em> 4 (17 April 2000). Web. [http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol04-2000/4-8/widerchurch.html http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol04-2000/4-8/widerchurch.html]
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Funk-Unrau, Neil. "Camrose withdraws from Northwest Conference." ''Canadian Mennonite'' 4 (17 April 2000). Web. [http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol04-2000/4-8/widerchurch.html http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol04-2000/4-8/widerchurch.html]
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (12 October 1981): 8; (21 February 1983): 10.
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''Mennonite Reporter'' (12 October 1981): 8; (21 February 1983): 10.
  
Wiebe-Neufeld, Donita. "Camrose Fellowship Closes." <em>Canadian Mennonite</em> (31 October 2011): 16.
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Wiebe-Neufeld, Donita. "Camrose Fellowship Closes." ''Canadian Mennonite'' (31 October 2011): 16.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: 5415 - 49 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta (Camrose Senior Centre)
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'''Address''': 5415 - 49 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta (Camrose Senior Centre)
  
<strong>Website</strong>: [http://camrosefellowship.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ Camrose Mennonite Fellowship] 
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'''Website''': [http://camrosefellowship.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ Camrose Mennonite Fellowship] 
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
 
[[Northwest Mennonite Conference|Northwest Mennonite Conference]] (1981-2000)
 
[[Northwest Mennonite Conference|Northwest Mennonite Conference]] (1981-2000)
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[http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada] (1981-2011)
 
[http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada] (1981-2011)
  
<h3>Camrose Mennonite Fellowship Membership</h3> <table class="vertical listing"> <tr> <th>Year
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</th> <th>Members
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<tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">21</td> </tr>
</th> </tr> <tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">21</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1995</td> <td align="right">36</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td align="right">33</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2009</td> <td align="right">20</td> </tr> </table>
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<tr> <td>2009</td> <td align="right">20</td> </tr>
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= Maps =
 
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[[Map:Camrose Mennonite Church (Camrose, Alberta)|Map:Camrose Mennonite Church (Camrose, Alberta)]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:43, 1 January 2017

The Camrose Mennonite Fellowship began forming in 1979 when Camrose Lutheran College professors Murray Lauber and Ed Friesen discussed the possibility of regular gatherings of Camrose area Mennonites in the Lauber home. In November 1980 the congregation formally organized with 16 charter members. In 1981 the congregation joined both the Conferences of Mennonites in Alberta and the Northwest Mennonite Conference. John Lenshyn is considered the founding leader of the group.

The congregation experienced slow but steady growth until the mid-1980s. After a leadership crisis in the late 1980s, a few families left. However, the church recovered and membership reached a high of 36 in 1995. Peter Nickel served as pastor from 1990 until his retirement in 1996. After part-time pastor Eric Mierau retired a few years later, the congregation relied on guest and lay speakers.

In 2000 the church withdrew from the Northwest Conference over disagreement with its policies for disciplining congregations.

On 26 June 2011 the congregation held its last service, celebrating 32 years of ministry.

Bibliography

Funk-Unrau, Neil. "Camrose withdraws from Northwest Conference." Canadian Mennonite 4 (17 April 2000). Web. http://www.canadianmennonite.org/vol04-2000/4-8/widerchurch.html

Mennonite Reporter (12 October 1981): 8; (21 February 1983): 10.

Wiebe-Neufeld, Donita. "Camrose Fellowship Closes." Canadian Mennonite (31 October 2011): 16.

Additional Information

Address: 5415 - 49 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta (Camrose Senior Centre)

Website: Camrose Mennonite Fellowship 

Denominational Affiliations:

Northwest Mennonite Conference (1981-2000)

Mennonite Church Alberta (1981-2011)

Mennonite Church Canada (1981-2011)

Camrose Mennonite Fellowship Membership

Year Members
1985 21
1995 36
2000 33
2009 20

Maps

Map:Camrose Mennonite Church (Camrose, Alberta)


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2011


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Camrose Mennonite Fellowship (Camrose, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2011. Web. 17 Jul 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Camrose_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Camrose,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=142127.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2011). Camrose Mennonite Fellowship (Camrose, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 July 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Camrose_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Camrose,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=142127.




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