Grace Church (Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada)
Grace Church (formerly Grace Church of the Mennonite Brethren) began services in 1978, and formally organized in 1982. Gary Sawatzky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization of northern Manitoba and outreach by the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba.
This congregation actually began in the 1930s as a Presbyterian church but decided to switch denominational affiliation in the late 1970s.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 36; (3 May 1996); (June 2008).
Two short unpublished histories in Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 519.
Address: Box 179, Cranberry Portage, MB R0B 0H0
Location: 102 Portage Rd. SE.
Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1983-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1983-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1983-2002)
Grace Church Ministers
Grace Church Membership
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