Horndean Mennonite Brethren Church (Horndean, Manitoba, Canada)
Horndean, MB, R0G 0Z0. (204) 829-3915. Interim Pastor William Schroeder served in 1983 as a congregational leader. In 1965 there were 92 members. The congregation dissolved in 1983. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The language of worship was English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The congregation began services in 1932. The first building was occupied in 1932 with subsequent building programs in 1952 and 1964. Abe Quiring is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church.
The congregation began as a mission conducted by the Sommerfelder Mennonites, Bergthaler Mennonites, and Mennonite Brethren who alternated services. Later the Rudnerweider Mennonites were also involved. The group amalgamated with the Grossweide Mennonite Brethren in 1964 when the rural church was moved to Horndean.
Pastoral leaders of the church included: John J. Neufeld, Abe Quiring (1953-1959); Peter W. Martens (1959-1962); Student Pastors (1962-1964) -- Ernie Isaac, Peter J. Loewen, and Henry Willms; John Froese (1965-1967), Peter W. Martens (1967-1973), Isaac B. Hildebrandt (1973-1975), Jake G. Neufeld and Theodore Martens (1975-1982), and William Schroeder (1983).
Canadian Mennonite (24 November 1964): 1.
Mennonite Reporter (3 October 1983): 14.
Toews, John A. Toews. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 156.
Heinrichs, Cleo. Hordean Heritage. 1984: 138-147.
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arm's Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987: 58.
Unpublished material with Arnie Neufeld, D.M. Hiebert, William Schroeder.
Historical material at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.
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