River East Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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The River East Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, began in 1989 as the River East Menno Gemeinde. It offered a church home for Mennonites coming to Canada from the Menno Colony in Paraguay. It conducted its services and classes in German.

In 2004, except for one couple who came to Canada via Poland and Germany, all members were born in Paraguay to Canadian citizens who had immigrated to Paraguay. Economic reasons compelled many to leave Paraguay.

In the early 2000s, the church suffered a split over divergent views on leadership roles. It restructured, with the formation of a church council.


Petkau, Evelyn Rempel. "River East members are citizens of two countries." Canadian Mennonite 8, no. 17 (6 September 2004). Web. https://legacy.canadianmennonite.org/vol08-2004/8-17/localchurch.html.

Additional Information

Address: 825 Panet Rd, Winnipeg,Manitoba R2K 4C9

Telephone: 204-667-0809


Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Manitoba

Mennonite Church Canada

Pastoral Leaders at River East Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Abram Unrau
Gerhard Friesen (Interim) ?-2004
John R. Friesen (Interim) 2005-2008
Ewald Goetz 2012-present

River East Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
2004 172
2009 214
2020 155

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published June 2021

Cite This Article

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Steiner, Samuel J. "River East Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2021. Web. 22 Jan 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=River_East_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=171990.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (June 2021). River East Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 January 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=River_East_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=171990.

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