Friends Community Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)

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Friends Community Church, July 2017.
Photo: Bert Friesen.

Friends Community Church in Carman, Manitoba began services on 4 January 2004 after Carman Gospel Light Church closed in April 2003. Dale and Marge Warkentin planted the church with support from the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba. Local Mennonite Brethren congregations in Winkler, Elm Creek, and Newton also provided assistance and support to the new congregation.

To encourage interaction, the people who attend services at Friends are seated around tables, rather than in traditional pews.

In 2012 the average Sunday morning attendance was between 70 and 100.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (6 February 2004): 16; (August 2012): 29.

Archival Records:

Congregational Records at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

Additional Information

Mailing Address: Box 696, Carman, MB R0G 0J0

Location: 245 1st Street NW, Carman, Manitoba (Co-ordinates 49.516667 -98.002778)

Phone: 204-745-3737

Website [ Friends Community Church}

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (2004-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2004-present)

Friends Community Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada) Pastoral Leaders

Minister Years
Dale Warkentin 2003-2012
Jedidiah Carpentier 2012-2014
Terry Sawatsky 2016?-present

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2014

Cite This Article

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Friends Community Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2014. Web. 31 Mar 2023.,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=172401.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (February 2014). Friends Community Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2023, from,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=172401.

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