Altona Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)
The Altona Mennonite Church was organized in 1962, under the leadership of Frank H. Epp. The The congregation originated through division from the Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church over a desire to use the English language in a smaller worshiping group. There were 22 charter members. The first building was occupied in 1964, with a subsequent building program in 1996.
267 8th Ave. NE, Altona, MB, R0G 0B0. (204) 324-6773. Minister Gordon Driedger served in 2000 as salaried congregational leaders. In 1965 there were 59 members; in 1975, 80; in 1985, 112; in 1995, 107; in 2000, 122; in 2008, 120. The congregation affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba/Mennonite Church Manitoba in 1962, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada/ Mennonite Church Canada in 1963, and the General Conference Mennonite Church in 1965. The language of worship is English; the language transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
Mennonite Reporter (May 15, 1978): 11, (Nov. 25, 1996): 13.
Epp-Tiessen, Esther. Altona: The Story of a Prairie Town. 1982.
Friesen, Ted Friesen. Altona Mennonite Church 25th anniversary, 1962-1987. 1987, 171 pp.
Address: 287 - 8th Ave NE, Altona, MB
Website: Altona Mennonite Church
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