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Gnadenthal, MB. The congregation has not been affiliated with any Mennonite conference. The language of worship is German.
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The Friedensfelder Mennoniten Gemeinde met near [[Gnadenthal (Manitoba, Canada)|Gnadenthal]], [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]]. The congregation has not been affiliated with any Mennonite conference. The language of worship is German.
  
 
The congregation began services in 1984. The first building was occupied in 1980s. David Buhler is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Reinland Mennonite Church in Manitoba.
 
The congregation began services in 1984. The first building was occupied in 1980s. David Buhler is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Reinland Mennonite Church in Manitoba.
  
The split with the Reinländer occurred in 1984 when the [[Reinland Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)|Altona]] branch decided to build a new meeting place with a basement and electricity, which was considered too modern by David Buhler and others. The Friedensfelder have several ministers and meet in three different locations: [[Gnadenthal (Manitoba, Canada)|Gnadenthal]] where they have built a meetingplace, and [[Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Austin, Manitoba, Canada)|Austin]] and [[Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Grunthal, Manitoba, Canada)|Grunthal]] where they meet in homes. The total membership in the three centers was 30-50 adults in 1989.
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The split with the Reinländer occurred in 1984 when the [[Reinland Mennonite Church (Altona, Manitoba, Canada)|Altona]] branch decided to build a new meeting place with a basement and electricity, which was considered too modern by David Buhler and others. The Friedensfelder had several ministers and initially met in three different locations: [[Gnadenthal (Manitoba, Canada)|Gnadenthal]] where they built a meetingplace, and [[Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Austin, Manitoba, Canada)|Austin]] and [[Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Grunthal, Manitoba, Canada)|Grunthal]] where they met in homes. The total membership in the three centers was 30-50 adults in 1989. By 2008 the only meetingplace was at Gnadenthal, with a membership of about 25.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
See letter from John Friesen in Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, [http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
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See letter from John Friesen in Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, [https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
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Reimer, Margaret Loewen. ''One Quilt, Many Pieces: a Guide to Mennonite Groups in Canada''. 4th ed. Waterloo, Ontario: Herald Press, 2008: 73.
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Latest revision as of 15:09, 17 December 2013

The Friedensfelder Mennoniten Gemeinde met near Gnadenthal, Manitoba. The congregation has not been affiliated with any Mennonite conference. The language of worship is German.

The congregation began services in 1984. The first building was occupied in 1980s. David Buhler is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Reinland Mennonite Church in Manitoba.

The split with the Reinländer occurred in 1984 when the Altona branch decided to build a new meeting place with a basement and electricity, which was considered too modern by David Buhler and others. The Friedensfelder had several ministers and initially met in three different locations: Gnadenthal where they built a meetingplace, and Austin and Grunthal where they met in homes. The total membership in the three centers was 30-50 adults in 1989. By 2008 the only meetingplace was at Gnadenthal, with a membership of about 25.

[edit] Bibliography

See letter from John Friesen in Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Reimer, Margaret Loewen. One Quilt, Many Pieces: a Guide to Mennonite Groups in Canada. 4th ed. Waterloo, Ontario: Herald Press, 2008: 73.


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published December 2013


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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Gnadenthal, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2013. Web. 24 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Friedensfelder_Mennonite_Church_(Gnadenthal,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=105051.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (December 2013). Friedensfelder Mennonite Church (Gnadenthal, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Friedensfelder_Mennonite_Church_(Gnadenthal,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=105051.




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