Grace Mission Mennonite Church (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada)
913 5 Ave. West, Meadow Lake, SK. Pastor Wes Dobson served in 1991 as a congregational leader. In 1965 there were 42 members; in 1975, 38; in 1985, 111; in 1991, 102. The congregation withdrew from conference affiliations in 1991. It had been affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan, Conference of Mennonites in Canada, and General Conference Mennonite Church (1986-1991). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.
The congregation began services in 1957. The first building was occupied in 1957, with a subsequent building program in 1977. David P. Friesen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization of southern Saskatchewan; it was part of the Immanuel Mennonite church group.
Grace Mission withdrew from the conferences in 1991 because of issues that included biblical interpretation, homosexuality, native religion and the use of inclusive language in worship. It subsequently became part of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada.
Mennonite Reporter (30 May 1977): 14; (23 December 1991): B2; (23 August 1993): 3.
Unpublished congregational history, 1960, 2 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Stein, Charles C. "A History of Grace Mission Mennonite Church, Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1977, 37 pp.
Mennonites in Canada collection, "70-Saskatchewan." Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
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