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Fiske Mennonite Church, Fiske, SK
Source: Mennonite Church Saskatchewan website

The Fiske Mennonite Church traces its beginning to coming of the Mennonites from the Soviet Union to the Herschel, Saskatchewan area in the winter of 1924-1925. In 1925 they organized the congregation known as the Ebenfeld Mennonite Church and joined the Conference of Mennonites. In 1926 there were 117 members. Jacob B. Wiens and Gerhard Wiens are considered the founding leaders of the group.

In 1927 they built a meeting house. In 1936 the membership was 278. A number of different meeting places were begun over the next decades. Of these meeting places, one was Fiske and the others were Superb-Luseland, Glidden-Kindersley-Madison, along with Herschel. These were divided into four congregations in 1958 but still of the Ebenfeld "Gemeinde." In 1973 these congregations became independent congregations. Fiske had a membership of 37 at the time that it became an independent. 

Since 1990 the leader of Herschel has also been the leader in Fiske.

[edit] Bibliography

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives. "Fiske Mennonite Church Fonds." Web. 1 February 2012. http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/SK/SK_FiskeMC.htm.

Zacharias, Gordon. "Congregational Research of Fiske Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1979, 53 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Archival Records

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, Winnipeg, MB: Fiske Mennonite Church Fonds, Volume 1428.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: Box 88, Fiske, SK S0L 1C0

Telephone: 306-377-2017

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1926-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1926-1999)

Fiske Mennonite Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years of Service
Julius Martens 1958-1959
Kornelius Martens 1958-1996
Jacob Klaassen 1986-1988
David Neufeld 1990-1999
Clare and Garth Ewert-Fischer 2000-2011
Lois Siemens (interim) 2011
Gary and Margaret Ewert Peters 2011-present

Fiske Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 48
1975 42
1985 38
1995 41
2000 38
2011 50


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published February 2012


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Thiessen, Richard D. "Fiske Mennonite Church (Fiske, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2012. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fiske_Mennonite_Church_(Fiske,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=112606.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (February 2012). Fiske Mennonite Church (Fiske, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fiske_Mennonite_Church_(Fiske,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=112606.




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