Grace Community Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church began services in 1904, and formally organized in 1905. The first building was occupied in 1908, with a subsequent building program in 1957. Jacob J. Martens is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.
The congregation was instrumental in founding Herbert Bible School in 1913 which merged with Bethany Bible Institute in 1958. In the early years, the Mennonite Brethren and General Conference Mennonites shared a schoolhouse as a place of worship.
An honorarium was paid to the pastor, H. A. Neufeld, beginning in 1919, although a full-time salaried position did not come into effect until 1944.
In 2015 the congregation changed its name to Grace Community Church.
Canadian Mennonite (29 November 1957): 3.
The History of the Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church 1905-1980. Herbert: Herbert MB Church, 1980, 61 pp.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 63; (October 2012).
Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. 1975, 160.
Archives collection at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.
Address: Box 577, Herbert, SK S0H 2A0
Location: 303 Thompson Street, Herbert, SK
Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church Leading Ministers
|Jacob J. Martens||1905-1911|
|Heinrich A. Neufeld||1912-1925|
|William J. Bestvater||1926-1927|
|Heinrich A. Neufeld||1928-1929|
|J. P. Wiebe||1931|
|J. P. Wiebe||1934-1940|
|Alfred H. Kroeker||1950-1951|
|Edward J. Lautermilch||1952|
|Henry Dueck (interim)||2001-2002|
|Gary MacKay (interim)||2010-2012|
Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church Membership
|Date Published||August 2015|
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Epp, Marlene. "Grace Community Church (Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2015. Web. 22 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Community_Church_(Herbert,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=142942.
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