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The Stirling Mennonite congregation at Raymond, [[Alberta (Canada)|Alberta]] began services in 1946, and formally organized in 1947. John J. Hofer and John Hofer are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation was begun by a group which left a nearby [[Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder)|Hutterite]] settlement. Initially they were associated with the [[Northwest Mennonite Conference|Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference]] of the Mennonite Church, to whom they appealed for assistance in starting a congregation. Eleven members were received as members of the Mennonite Church on 10 November 1946. Stirling was formerly part of the Upper Fraser Mennonite Fellowship.
 
The Stirling Mennonite congregation at Raymond, [[Alberta (Canada)|Alberta]] began services in 1946, and formally organized in 1947. John J. Hofer and John Hofer are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation was begun by a group which left a nearby [[Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder)|Hutterite]] settlement. Initially they were associated with the [[Northwest Mennonite Conference|Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference]] of the Mennonite Church, to whom they appealed for assistance in starting a congregation. Eleven members were received as members of the Mennonite Church on 10 November 1946. Stirling was formerly part of the Upper Fraser Mennonite Fellowship.
  
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Revision as of 01:19, 25 February 2014

The Stirling Mennonite congregation at Raymond, Alberta began services in 1946, and formally organized in 1947. John J. Hofer and John Hofer are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation was begun by a group which left a nearby Hutterite settlement. Initially they were associated with the Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference of the Mennonite Church, to whom they appealed for assistance in starting a congregation. Eleven members were received as members of the Mennonite Church on 10 November 1946. Stirling was formerly part of the Upper Fraser Mennonite Fellowship.

Bishop Edwin J. Bontrager served in 2001 as a non-salaried congregational leader.

Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (22 August 1994): 17.

Stauffer, Ezra. History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. 1960: 34.

Additional Information

Address: Box 1027, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0

Location: 8 km east of Raymond on Hwy. 52, 5 km west of Hwy 4 on Hwy 52

Phone: 403-756-3762

Denominational Affiliations:

Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference (1946-1964)

Western Conservative Mennonite Fellowship (1964-present)

Upper Fraser Mennonite Fellowship

Stirling Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 28
1975 51
1985 63
1995 33
2000 34


Author(s) Ezra Stauffer
Marlene Epp
Date Published July 1986


Cite This Article

MLA style

Stauffer, Ezra and Marlene Epp. "Stirling Mennonite Church (Raymond, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 1986. Web. 18 Jul 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stirling_Mennonite_Church_(Raymond,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=114151.

APA style

Stauffer, Ezra and Marlene Epp. (July 1986). Stirling Mennonite Church (Raymond, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 July 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Stirling_Mennonite_Church_(Raymond,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=114151.




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