Edberg Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Edberg, Alberta, Canada)

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The Edberg Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Edberg, Alberta had its origins in a colonization church plant led by families from the Linden, Alberta congregation. In April 1959 five families purchased farms in the Edberg area. Soon other families moved from Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.

In 1960 the group bought a church building and moved it to a hill three km. south of Edberg. In 1962 they added a cloakroom and nursery. In 1965 they built a new building which was dedicated 20 March 1966. In 1983 this building was moved to Dewberry, and another new church was built.

began services in 1959, and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1966, with a subsequent building program in 1983. Edward Boese is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from the

The group operates the Countryside Christian School which began in 1977. A new school was built in 1979 adjacent to the church.

In 1999 most in the congregation made their living from farming. Primary crops were wheat, barley and canola. Those with livestock raised beef cattle, hogs, and broilers.

Bibliography

Histories of the congregations of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Ste. Anne, Man.: Gospel Publishers, 1975.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 34-36.

The Yearbook of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (2010; 2019).

Additional Information

Address: Edberg, AB T0B 1J0; located two miles south of Edberg

Phone: 780-877-2644

Ordained Pastors of the Edberg Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Name Years
of Service
Edward Boese (1924-2014) 1959-2014
Waldon Penner 1969-1997
Ben Cecil Isaac 1979-1981
Gilbert Isaac 1979-1988
Reg Siemens 1999-present
Jordan Isaac 2001?-present

Edberg Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Membership

Year Members
1975 108
1985 135
1988 123
2001 112
2010 170
2019 167


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published March 2020


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