Crossway Elm Creek (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada)
In 1926 there were 30 Mennonite families from Russia living in the Elm Creek, Culross, and Barnsley districts of Manitoba. The families represented three denominations including Evangelical Mennonite, Mennonite General Conference and the Mennonite Brethren. Jacob Loewen served as leader at this time. In 1929 a group of 23 people became an affiliated of the Winkler MB Church. In 1931, they officially organized as the Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church. The group met in local schools and because of the difficulties of not having their own building, the congregation decided to build their own church. Many people moved to Elm Creek from Saskatchewan and in 1944, the building was enlarged and a basement was added. In 1950, a larger church was built and in 1964, an extension added. In 1978 a fellowship hall was built along side the church. Through the years the church was able to keep an active youth group and choir.
The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The congregation changed its name to Crossway Elm Creek in September 2020.
"A Brief Review of the Founding of the M.B. Church at Elm Creek Manitoba, September 10,1950," 3 pp.
"History of the Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church," 2 pp. Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (1 November 1985); (27 May 1988): 40; (February 2008); (November 2009); (December 2011).
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Address: Box 104, 146 Poplar Avenue, Elm Creek, MB R0G 0N0
Website: Crossway Elm Creek
Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1929-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1929-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1929-2002)
Crossway Elm Creek Leading Ministers
|H. J. Wiebe||1931–1936|
|J. G. Wiens||1937–1946|
|H. H. Enns||1947–1953|
|J. G. Wiens||1954–1959|
|N. J. Dyck||1960–1963|
|Jacob W. Kroeker||1964–1972|
|J. P. Neufeld||1973|
Crossway Elm Creek Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||March 2012|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. "Crossway Elm Creek (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 31 Mar 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crossway_Elm_Creek_(Elm_Creek,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=172403.
Thiessen, Richard D. (March 2012). Crossway Elm Creek (Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crossway_Elm_Creek_(Elm_Creek,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=172403.
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