Fiske Mennonite Church (Fiske, Saskatchewan, Canada)
The Fiske Mennonite Church traces its beginning to coming of the Mennonites from the Soviet Union to the Herschel, Saskatchewan area in the winter of 1924-1925. In 1925 they organized the congregation known as the Ebenfeld Mennonite Church and joined the Conference of Mennonites. In 1926 there were 117 members. Jacob B. Wiens and Gerhard Wiens are considered the founding leaders of the group.
In 1927 they built a meeting house. In 1936 the membership was 278. A number of different meeting places were begun over the next decades. Of these meeting places, one was Fiske and the others were Superb-Luseland, Glidden-Kindersley-Madison, along with Herschel. These were divided into four congregations in 1958 but still of the Ebenfeld "Gemeinde." In 1973 these congregations became independent congregations. Fiske had a membership of 37 at the time that it became an independent.
Since 1990 the leader of Herschel has also been the leader in Fiske.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives. "Fiske Mennonite Church Fonds." Web. 1 February 2012. http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/SK/SK_FiskeMC.htm.
Zacharias, Gordon. "Congregational Research of Fiske Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1979, 53 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, Winnipeg, MB: Fiske Mennonite Church Fonds, Volume 1428.
Address: Box 88, Fiske, SK S0L 1C0
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1926-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1926-1999)
Fiske Mennonite Church Leading Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|Clare and Garth Ewert-Fischer||2000-2011|
|Lois Siemens (interim)||2011|
|Gary and Margaret Ewert Peters||2011-present|
Fiske Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||February 2012|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. "Fiske Mennonite Church (Fiske, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2012. Web. 21 Aug 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fiske_Mennonite_Church_(Fiske,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=138552.
Thiessen, Richard D. (February 2012). Fiske Mennonite Church (Fiske, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fiske_Mennonite_Church_(Fiske,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=138552.
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