Trinity Mennonite Fellowship (Mather, Manitoba, Canada)

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The Trinity Mennonite congregation at Mather, MB began services and formally organized in 1976. The first building was occupied in 1979. Clarence Neufeld is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from Mather Mennonite due to conflict and leadership questions.

Initially, the congregation shared a church building with the United Church at Mather and they continue to have occasional joint services.

In 1985 there were 60 members; in 1995, 70; in 2000, 55. The congregation has been affiliated with the Mennonite Church Manitoba (1977-), Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1978-) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1976-1999). The language of worship is English.

The leaders of the congregation have included Clarence Neufeld (1976-1980), Ed Hildebrand (1981), George Toews (1982-1986), Gordon Janzen (1987-1990), Linda Enns (1990), Gary Daught (June 1991-August 1994), Ernie Hildebrand (1994-2002), Jeff Thiessen (2002-2006), and Erin Morash (2006-present).

In Spring 2020 the congregation merged with the Crystal City Mennonite Church to form the Prairie Mennonite Fellowship, located in the former Crystal City building.

Bibliography

Harms, Lena Harms. "History of the Mather Mennonite Church." 1977, 5 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Klassen-Wiebe, Nicolien. "Hope and faith . . . even when things don’t go as planned: Two churches in rural Manitoba merge into one." Canadian Mennonite 24, no. 16D (29 July 2020). Web. 30 July 2020. https://canadianmennonite.org/stories/hope-and-faith-even-when-things-don%E2%80%99t-go-planned.

Mennonite Reporter (24 January 1994): B1.


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published July 2020


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Epp, Marlene and Samuel J. Steiner. "Trinity Mennonite Fellowship (Mather, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2020. Web. 22 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trinity_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Mather,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=168967.

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Epp, Marlene and Samuel J. Steiner. (July 2020). Trinity Mennonite Fellowship (Mather, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Trinity_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Mather,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=168967.




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