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The Crystal City Mennonite Church traces its beginning to the Fall of 1924 when twelve Mennonite families, recently immigrated from [[Russia]] arrive in the area and began to meet in private home for fellowship. The group grew to 20 families by 1930 with a few other Mennonite families from other groups joined them. This congregation was part of the [[Whitewater Mennonite Church Group (Manitoba, Canada)|Whitewater Mennonite group]] of churches at were led by [[Enns, Franz F. (1871-1940)|Franz F. Enns]]. Lay member Peter Hildebrand donated an acre of land for a church in 1948. The first church was occupied in 1949 and a subsequent building program occurred in 1958. After the new meeting place was constructed in 1958 the old one was moved to Mather and there rebuilt for the use of the [[Mather Mennonite Church (Mather, Manitoba, Canada)|Mather congregation]].
 
The Crystal City Mennonite Church traces its beginning to the Fall of 1924 when twelve Mennonite families, recently immigrated from [[Russia]] arrive in the area and began to meet in private home for fellowship. The group grew to 20 families by 1930 with a few other Mennonite families from other groups joined them. This congregation was part of the [[Whitewater Mennonite Church Group (Manitoba, Canada)|Whitewater Mennonite group]] of churches at were led by [[Enns, Franz F. (1871-1940)|Franz F. Enns]]. Lay member Peter Hildebrand donated an acre of land for a church in 1948. The first church was occupied in 1949 and a subsequent building program occurred in 1958. After the new meeting place was constructed in 1958 the old one was moved to Mather and there rebuilt for the use of the [[Mather Mennonite Church (Mather, Manitoba, Canada)|Mather congregation]].
  
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em>Canadian Mennonite </em>(29 August 1958): 3.
 
<em>Canadian Mennonite </em>(29 August 1958): 3.
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Ens, Anna. <em>In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba.</em> Winnipeg, Manitoba: CMBC Publications, 1996.
  
 
Hildebrand, Peter. "History of Crystal City Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1977, 20 pp. [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/ Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
Hildebrand, Peter. "History of Crystal City Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1977, 20 pp. [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/ Mennonite Heritage Centre].

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Crystal City Mennonite Church
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The Crystal City Mennonite Church traces its beginning to the Fall of 1924 when twelve Mennonite families, recently immigrated from Russia arrive in the area and began to meet in private home for fellowship. The group grew to 20 families by 1930 with a few other Mennonite families from other groups joined them. This congregation was part of the Whitewater Mennonite group of churches at were led by Franz F. Enns. Lay member Peter Hildebrand donated an acre of land for a church in 1948. The first church was occupied in 1949 and a subsequent building program occurred in 1958. After the new meeting place was constructed in 1958 the old one was moved to Mather and there rebuilt for the use of the Mather congregation.

The language of worship transitioned from German to English during the 1960s.

The local church leadership included lay ministers Heinrich H. Janzen, 1928-1929, Gerhard Bock, 1940-1958, Peter G. Harms, 1954-1966, Abram Reimer, 1954-1989 and Allen Harms, beginning in 1991. Salaried pastors started in 1981 with Abe Buhler serving 1981-1983, Gary Giesbrecht, 1984-1988, and George Derksen, 1989-1994. Erin Morash was serving in 2019.

Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (29 August 1958): 3.

Ens, Anna. In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba: CMBC Publications, 1996.

Hildebrand, Peter. "History of Crystal City Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1977, 20 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Bergen, Myrna. "The History of the Crystal City Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1985, 19 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Tiessen, Brenda. "The History of the Crystal City Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1985, 27 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

History of the Whitewater Mennonite Church, 1927-1987. 1987, 99 pp.

40th anniversary materials in Mennonites in Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address:Box 178, Crystal City, MB, R0K 0N0 (Co-ordinates 49.0810105,-98.9501414)

Phone: (204) 873-2336

Denominational Afflication: Whitewater Mennonite Church Group

Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba / Mennonite Church Manitoba (1947-

[Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / Mennonite Church Canada (1927-

General Conference Mennonite Church (until 1999)


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Alf Redekopp
Date Published March 2020


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Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. "Crystal City Mennonite Church (Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 5 Apr 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crystal_City_Mennonite_Church_(Crystal_City,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=167002.

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Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. (March 2020). Crystal City Mennonite Church (Crystal City, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 April 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Crystal_City_Mennonite_Church_(Crystal_City,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=167002.




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