Douglas Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Douglas Mennonite Church began services in 1978, and formally organized in 1980. It began as a daughter congregation of Springfield Heights Mennonite Church. The seven men that drew up the plan for this congregation were born in Boissevain (2), East Prussia (1), Old Colony in Russia (2), Orenburg, USSR (1) and Germany (1). Some of them returned to Springfield Heights later on. One of its strengths was its strong group of lay ministers that worked with the pastor, and later became ministers elsewhere in Canada. Lay ministers included Erwin Strempler, Guenther Strempler, John Sawatzky, James Schellenberg and Jake Harms.
A new building was dedicated in 1995.
Mennonite Reporter (11 December 1995), 15.
Ens, Anna. In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba: CMBC Publications, 1996.
Hiebert, Angi. "The History of the Unique Separation of the Douglas Mennonite Church from the Springfield Mennoniten-Gemeinde (1976-1982)." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1983, 30 pp., Mennonite Heritage Centre.
"Brief History." Unpublished typescript, 1 p. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: 1517 Rothesay, Winnipeg MB R2G 3G5
Website: Douglas Mennonite Church
Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba (1980-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1980-present)
Douglas Mennonite Leading Ministers
|Minister||Years of service|
|George K. Epp||1983-1986|
|Kathleen Rempel Boschman and Don Boschman||1998-|
Douglas Mennonite Church Membership
|Samuel J. Steiner|
|Date Published||March 2020|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene, Samuel J. Steiner and Alf Redekopp. "Douglas Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2020. Web. 7 Aug 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Douglas_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=167006.
Epp, Marlene, Samuel J. Steiner and Alf Redekopp. (March 2020). Douglas Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 August 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Douglas_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=167006.
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