Gladstone Mennonite Church (Gladstone, Manitoba, Canada)

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Gladstone, MB. (204) 385-2915. In 1965 there were 30 members; in 1975, 49; in 1985, 119; in 1993, 119. The Gladstone Mennonite Church was begun as an effort by the community and the Home Missions Committee of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada to meet the needs of mostly Sommerfelder settlers who had come to the area from Saskatchewan during the 1930s.The congregation was affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada and the General Conference Mennonite Church. The congregation began services in 1946. The first building was occupied in 1947, with a subsequent building program in 1973. Jacob Loewen is considered the founding leader of the group. The language of worship was German and transitioned to English in the 1960s. The congregation withdrew from all the Mennonite conferences in 1994 due to doctrinal differences. Around the same time they changed their name to Gladstone Christian Fellowship.


Bibliography

Ens, Anna. In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba. Winnipeg: CMBC Publications, 1996: 227.

Gerbrandt, Henry J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB : Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba, 1970.

Gladstone Christian Fellowship website. Accessed 24 July 2020.

Mennonite Reporter (26 November 1973): 9.


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


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