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The Austin Evangelical Fellowship (formerly Austin Evangelical Mennonite Mission) in Austin, Manitoba began services in 1942, and formally organized in 1944. The first building was occupied in 1946, with later building activity in 1980. Cornelius Thiessen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. In 1958 the church building, constructed in 1946, was moved into town.

In 1985 there were 85 members; in 2000, 89. It has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference. The language of worship is English.

Bibliography

EMMC Recorder (February 1980): 4, (January 1982): 1.

Hoeppner, Jack. Search for Renewal: The Story of the Rudnerweider/Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference 1937-1987. 1987: 117-118, 308-309.

Additional Information

Address: 8 South Avenue, Austin, Manitoba

Phone: 204-637-2173

Website: Austin Evangelical Fellowship

Denominational Affiliation: Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published March 1989


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Epp, Marlene. "Austin Evangelical Fellowship (Austin, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 1989. Web. 23 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Austin_Evangelical_Fellowship_(Austin,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=75023.

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Epp, Marlene. (March 1989). Austin Evangelical Fellowship (Austin, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Austin_Evangelical_Fellowship_(Austin,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=75023.




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