Homewood Mennonite Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)

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Homewood Mennonite Church, located 10 km. north of Homewood, Manitoba, began services in 1938, and formally organized in 1954. The first building was occupied in 1943, which was eventually sold to the Rosenort Evangelical Mennonite Church. A new building was dedicated on 7 January 1962. David D. Klassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from southern Manitoba. The congregation was organized as an independent Bergthaler church in 1954.

Other pastors that served the congregation included Peter Giesbrecht (1947-1974), Peter Buhler, Ed Cornelson, Henry Isaak, Egon Enns, Abe Hiebert, Peter Penner, Ed Enns and Martin Sawatzky.

The congregation closed its door on 7 November 1999 because of the decline in the population base in the rural area. The building was sold to a Mennonite Brethren congregation, and was to be moved to Vita, Manitoba.


Mennonite Reporter (14 June 1993): 8-9.

Canadian Mennonite 3 (6 December 1999): 28.

Gerbrandt, H. J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB: Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba, 1970, 379 pp.

See Bergthaler Church collection and D. D. Klassen collection at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba

Conference of Mennonites in Canada

General Conference Mennonite Church

Homewood Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 65
1975 103
1985 73
1995 52

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989

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Epp, Marlene. "Homewood Mennonite Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 26 Feb 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Homewood_Mennonite_Church_(Carman,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=175802.

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Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Homewood Mennonite Church (Carman, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Homewood_Mennonite_Church_(Carman,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=175802.

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