The Pierceland Mennonite Brethren congregation began services in 1938. The first building was occupied in 1939, with a subsequent building program in 1960. The congregation originated through outreach by Western Children's Mission and students from Bethany Bible Institute. Beginning in 1939 Bethany Bible School students visited homes in the area and taught Daily Vacation Bible School. They also held church services in homes or in local schools. People actively involved in the beginning were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dyck, Ben Kroeker (Brotherfield), and George Giesbrecht (Hepburn). The first church building was made of squared logs and was built by local Christians. At first the building was divided into an auditorium and a manse. In 1960 a new church was built and in 1962 the church became indigenous.
In 1994 the church changed its name to Grace Community Church. In 1997 the church joined with another church in the community known as the Victory Chapel. The new name of the church after this merger was Emmanuel Community Church. In 2009 the church restarted under the name Pierceland Community Church.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 71.
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987: 68.
Archival RecordsCentre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 622.
Address: Box 32, Pierceland, SK S0M 2K0
Location: 1st St West, Pierceland, SK
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1964-present)
Emmanuel Community Church Leading Ministers
|John G. Willems||1952-1956|
|Bud Elford (interim)||1992|
|Vince Hill (interim)||1993|
|Steven K. Wiebe||1994-1999|
|Ralph Gliege (interim)||1999-2000|
Emmanuel Community Church Membership
|Date Published||September 2010|
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Epp, Marlene. "Emmanuel Community Church (Pierceland, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2010. Web. 28 Jun 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Emmanuel_Community_Church_(Pierceland,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=114310.
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