Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church (Kleefeld, Manitoba, Canada)

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Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church, Kleefeld, Manitoba
Source: EMC Website

Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1874. The first building was occupied in 1939 with a subsequent building program in 1980. Peter Baerg is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from Russia.

The language of worship is English; transition from German occurred in the 1970s.


"Historical Flashback." unpublished typescript, 6 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Mennonite Reporter (5 January 1981): 10.

Archival Records

Archival Records kept at the church.

Additional Information

Address: Box 129, Kleefeld, MB R0A 0V0; located SE 32-6-5e.

Phone: 204-377-4773.

Website: Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliation:

Evangelical Mennonite Conference (1874-present)

Kleefeld EMC Membership

Year Membership
1960 196
1965 168
1970 149
1975 145
1980 209
1985 248
1990 272
1995 306
2000 275
2005 305
2010 256
2015 253

Original Mennonite Encyclopedia Article

By David P. Reimer Copied by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 194. All rights reserved.

Kleefeld (Manitoba) Evangelical Mennonite (Kleine Gemeinde) Church is located eight miles west of Steinbach. Its first meetinghouse was built in 1940. The Kleefeld church had a baptized membership of 140 in  1955. The church has a weekly Sunday school and a monthly Jugendverein. This is the smallest district in membership in Manitoba of the Kleine Gemeinde. The ministers are John R. Friesen and Peter K. Bartel. Gerhard S. Fast is deacon. Between 1874 and 1940 services were held in the village schools and later in a nearby church. Arnold Fast was ordained as minister of the Kleefeld church in 1955. -- David P. Reimer

Author(s) David P. Reimer
Marlene Epp
Date Published March 2012

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Reimer, David P. and Marlene Epp. "Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church (Kleefeld, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 22 Sep 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kleefeld_Evangelical_Mennonite_Church_(Kleefeld,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=156121.

APA style

Reimer, David P. and Marlene Epp. (March 2012). Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church (Kleefeld, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kleefeld_Evangelical_Mennonite_Church_(Kleefeld,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=156121.

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