The Altona Mennonite Church was organized in 1962, under the leadership of Frank H. Epp. The The congregation originated through division from the Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church over a desire to use the English language in a smaller worshiping group. There were 22 charter members. The first building was occupied in 1964, with a subsequent building program in 1996.
267 8th Ave. NE, Altona, MB, R0G 0B0. (204) 324-6773. Minister Gordon Driedger served in 2000 as salaried congregational leaders. In 1965 there were 59 members; in 1975, 80; in 1985, 112; in 1995, 107; in 2000, 122; in 2008, 120. The congregation affiliated with the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba/Mennonite Church Manitoba in 1962, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada/ Mennonite Church Canada in 1963, and the General Conference Mennonite Church in 1965. The language of worship is English; the language transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
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Address: 287 - 8th Ave NE, Altona, MB
Website: Altona Mennonite Church
|Date Published||January 1989|
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Epp, Marlene. "Altona Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 28 Feb 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Altona_Mennonite_Church_(Altona,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=53791.
Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Altona Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 February 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Altona_Mennonite_Church_(Altona,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=53791.
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