Friedensfelder Mennoniten Gemeinde, Manitoba
In 1984, when the Altona branch of the Manitoba Reinländer Mennoniten Gemeinde decided to build a new meetinghouse which included a basement and was wired for electricity, some members, led by David Buhler, felt this was too modern and left. They were joined by a number of other families in Gnadenthal, Plum Coulee, Horndean, Austin, and Grunthal. They formed a new church and took the name Friedensfelder Mennoniten Gemeinde. As of 1990 they had a number of ministers and met in three different locations, in Gnadenthal, Austin, and Grunthal. They constructed a new meetinghouse in Gnadenthal, while they met in homes in the other two centers. The church has had no Ältester (elder), so for baptisms and communion they have called upon an Ältester from a church near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. In 1990 the total adult membership in these three centers was between 30 and 50.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 311. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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