Trinity Mennonite Fellowship (Mather, Manitoba, Canada)
The Trinity Mennonite congregation at Mather, MB began services and formally organized in 1976. The first building was occupied in 1979. Clarence Neufeld is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from Mather Mennonite due to conflict and leadership questions.
Initially, the congregation shared a church building with the United Church at Mather and they continue to have occasional joint services.
In 1985 there were 60 members; in 1995, 70; in 2000, 55. The congregation has been affiliated with the Mennonite Church Manitoba (1977-), Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1978-) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1976-1999). The language of worship is English.
The leaders of the congregation have included Clarence Neufeld (1976-1980), Ed Hildebrand (1981), George Toews (1982-1986), Gordon Janzen (1987-1990), Linda Enns (1990), Gary Daught (June 1991-August 1994), Ernie Hildebrand (1994-2002), Jeff Thiessen (2002-2006).
The congregation's address is Box 33, Mather, MB, R0K 1L0. (204) 529-2475.
Mennonite Reporter (24 January 1994): B1.
Harms, Lena Harms. "History of the Mather Mennonite Church." 1977, 5 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
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