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Box 10, Lowe Farm, MB, R0G 1E0. (204) 746-8135. Located at the corner of 1st Street and 1st Ave. Pastor Glenn Klassen served in 2001 as a congregational leader. In 1965 there were 123 members; in 1975, 123; in 1985, 153; in 1995, 95; in 2000, 83. The congregation has been affiliated with [[Mennonite Church General Conference|Mennonite Church Manitoba]], [[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]] (1903-) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1968-1999). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
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[[File:Lowe Farm Bergthaler.jpg|400px|thumb|right|Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church<br>Photo: Google Earth.]]
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The Lowe Farm Mennonite Church traces its beginning to 1900. A few Mennonite families from the [[Winkler (Manitoba, Canada)|Winkler]] and [[Altona (Manitoba, Canada)|Altona]] area of [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] that began to settle in the Lowe Farm area as early as 1895, initially worshiped in English with some Baptists and held a German [[Sunday School]]. The [[Bergthal Mennonites|Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba]] based in Altona starting having monthly worship services in the area in 1905. The Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church was then formally organized in 1914. They subsequently occupied their own first building in 1928.In 1947 this building was expanded. In 1964 a new larger meeting house was completed.
  
The congregation began services in 1900, and formally organized in 1914. The first building was occupied in 1928, with a subsequent building program in 1964. William P. Heinrichs is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from [[Altona (Manitoba, Canada)|Altona]] and Winkler.
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The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
  
Doug Unrau began serving as lead pastor of the church in August 2013.
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=== Archival records ===
= Bibliography =
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Church records at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm Mennonite Heritage Archive (Winnipeg)].
''Canadian Mennonite'' (28 April 1964): 1; (27 October 1964): 1.
 
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter </em>(17 February 1975): 4; (1 September 1980): 10.
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= Additional Information =
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'''Address:''' 15 First Street West, Lowe Farm, MB R0G 1E0 (Co-ordinates 49.3561449, -97.5844539)
  
Gerbrandt, Henry J. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Adventure in Faith.</em> Altona, MB: Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba, 1970, 379 pp.
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'''Phone:''' (204) 746-8135
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Lowe Farm 75th Anniversary, 1899-1974.</em> Lowe Farm: Lowe Farm Chamber of Commerce, 1974, 64 pp.
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'''Denominational Affiliations:'''
  
Dueck, Peter G. and John Braun, eds. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Lowe Farm, Manitoba: Seventy-fifth Anniversary, 1905-1980. </em>Lowe Farm: Anniversary Book Committee, 1980, 47 pp.
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[[Mennonite Church Manitoba]] (1947-present)
  
Church records microfilmed at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
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[[Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / [[Mennonite Church Canada]] (1903-present)
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[[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] (1968-1999)
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=== Lowe Farma Bergthaler Mennonite Church Ministers ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Minister !! Years of Service
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| William Heinrichs || 1929-1936
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| [[Klassen, David D. (1902-1985)|D.D. Klassen]] || 1935-1936
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| Peter Heinrichs || 1937-1964
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|-
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| Peter Dueck || 1957-1980
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|-
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| Johann Epp || 1939-1943, 1945-1967
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|-
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| Jacob Klassen || 1944-1945
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|-
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| Ernest Wiebe || 1949-1957
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|-
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| Johann Heinrichs || 1950-1951
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|-
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| George Groening || 1951-1953
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|-
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| Edward Funk || 1972-1974
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|-
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| Peter Nickel || 1975-1982
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|-
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| Peter Braun || 1983
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|-
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| Glenn Nickerson || 1984-1989
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|-
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| Henry Patkau || 1990-1993
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|-
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| Art Hiebert || 1994-
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|-
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| Glenn Klassen || 1995-
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|-
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| Doug Unrau || 2013-
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|}
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=== Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church Membership ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align: right;"
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! Year !! Members
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| 1965 || 123
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| 1975 || 123
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|-
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| 1985 || 153
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|-
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| 1995 || 95
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|-
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| 2000 || 83
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|}
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Latest revision as of 16:55, 25 March 2020

Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church
Photo: Google Earth.

The Lowe Farm Mennonite Church traces its beginning to 1900. A few Mennonite families from the Winkler and Altona area of Manitoba that began to settle in the Lowe Farm area as early as 1895, initially worshiped in English with some Baptists and held a German Sunday School. The Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba based in Altona starting having monthly worship services in the area in 1905. The Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church was then formally organized in 1914. They subsequently occupied their own first building in 1928.In 1947 this building was expanded. In 1964 a new larger meeting house was completed.

The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

Archival records

Church records at Mennonite Heritage Archive (Winnipeg).

Additional Information

Address: 15 First Street West, Lowe Farm, MB R0G 1E0 (Co-ordinates 49.3561449, -97.5844539)

Phone: (204) 746-8135

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Manitoba (1947-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1903-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1968-1999)

Lowe Farma Bergthaler Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years of Service
William Heinrichs 1929-1936
D.D. Klassen 1935-1936
Peter Heinrichs 1937-1964
Peter Dueck 1957-1980
Johann Epp 1939-1943, 1945-1967
Jacob Klassen 1944-1945
Ernest Wiebe 1949-1957
Johann Heinrichs 1950-1951
George Groening 1951-1953
Edward Funk 1972-1974
Peter Nickel 1975-1982
Peter Braun 1983
Glenn Nickerson 1984-1989
Henry Patkau 1990-1993
Art Hiebert 1994-
Glenn Klassen 1995-
Doug Unrau 2013-

Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 123
1975 123
1985 153
1995 95
2000 83


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Alf Redekopp
Date Published February 1989


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MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. "Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 1989. Web. 5 Apr 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lowe_Farm_Bergthaler_Mennonite_Church_(Lowe_Farm,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=166974.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Alf Redekopp. (February 1989). Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 April 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lowe_Farm_Bergthaler_Mennonite_Church_(Lowe_Farm,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=166974.




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