The Graysville Mennonite congregation in Graysville, MB began services in 1927, and formally organized in 1953. The first building was occupied in 1953, with subsequent building programs in 1960 and 1988. Frank Letkeman and John H. Janzen are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Manitoba.
The group was originally part of Schoenwieser church group. In 1953 they joined the Bergthaler, largely because of the influence of John H. Janzen, the minister from 1953-67.
In 1965 there were 46 members; in 1975, 62; in 1985, 77; in 1995, 61; in 2000, 47. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba, Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada and General Conference Mennonite Church (1968-1999). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The congregation's address is Box 31, Graysville, MB, R0G 0T0. (204) 828-3359. Located 4 km west of Graysville on PTH 245. Pastor Norm Dyck served in 2003 as a congregational leader.
The 50th anniversary of the congregation is schedule for October 11-12, 2003; the church should be contacted for information.
Ens, Anna. In Search of Unity: Story of the Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: CMBC Publications, 1996: 170-171.
Gerbrandt, Henry J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB: D.W. Friesen, 1970: 229-232.
Krahn, Gerald. "The Story of the Graysville Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1986, Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Church records microfilmed at Mennonite Heritage Centre.
|Date Published||January 1989|
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Epp, Marlene. "Graysville Mennonite Church (Graysville, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 5 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Graysville_Mennonite_Church_(Graysville,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=91959.
Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Graysville Mennonite Church (Graysville, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Graysville_Mennonite_Church_(Graysville,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=91959.
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