Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Grunthal, Manitoba, Canada)
Grunthal, MB. The group meets in homes. The congregation has not been affiliated with any Mennonite conference. The language of worship is German.
The congregation began services in 1984. The first building was occupied in 1980s. David Buhler is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Reinland Mennonite Church in Manitoba.
The split with the Reinländer occurred in 1984 when the Altona branch decided to build a new meeting place with a basement and electricity, which was considered too modern by David Buhler and others. The Friedensfelder have several ministers and meet in three different locations: Gnadenthal where they have built a meetingplace, and Austin and Grunthal where they meet in homes. The total membership in the three centers was 30-50 adults in 1989.
See letter from John Friesen in Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
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