Herold Mennonite Church (Morden, Manitoba, Canada)
Herold Mennonite Church was located in Morden, Manitoba. The congregation began services in 1918 and was formally organized in 1919. The first building was occupied in 1920. Michael Klaassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the United States during World War I in opposition to compulsory military service.
In 1931 the church had 32 congregational members, a total of 59 members and adherents, and eight families.
The group declined after their leader, Michael Klaassen, died. The congregation dissolved in 1939 and most members eventually joined Morden Bergthaler Mennonite Church.
It had been affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. The language of worship was German.
Dalke, Harry. "History of Herold Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1976, 28 pp. Archives of the Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Gerbrandt, H. J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB: Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba, 1970, 379 pp.
Konferenz-Bericht der 26. Konferenz der Mennoniten im mittleren Canada, abgehalten in Rosthern, Sask., den 2., 3. end 4. Juli 1928.
Mennonite Historian (June 1983).
Mennonite Reporter (29 October 1984): 10.
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