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= Bibliography =
 
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Unpublished congregational history, 1978, 16 pp. [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/ Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
Unpublished congregational history, 1978, 16 pp. [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/ Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
 
 
= Additional Information =
 
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<strong>Address</strong>: Box 58, Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan S0M 2L0 (Located 2 km south, 1.5 km west of Rabbit Lake)
 
<strong>Address</strong>: Box 58, Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan S0M 2L0 (Located 2 km south, 1.5 km west of Rabbit Lake)

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The Hoffnungsfelder Rabbit Lake congregation began services in 1926, and formally organized in 1928. The first building was occupied in 1929. P. H. Plenert is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.

The group was known as Rabbit Lake Mennonite Church until 1935 when the name was changed to Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite. The Hoffnungsfelder church group had five settlement centers: Mayfair, Mullingar, Rabbit Lake, Bournemouth, and Glenbush, of which Rabbit Lake was originally the primary location.

By 2004, attendance had declined to the point where the congregation began to worship regularly with the Glenbush congregation. Christmas and Easter services along with funerals were still held in the Rabbit Lake church.

The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church Source: Mennonite Church Saskatchewan Interior of Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church Photo by Victor Wiebe
Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church Source: Mennonite Church Saskatchewan Interior of Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church Photo by Victor Wiebe
Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church

Source: Mennonite Church Saskatchewan

Interior of Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church

Photo by Victor Wiebe

Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (12 November 2012): 21.

CMC Nexus (November 1996): 4-5.

"Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church at Rabbit Lake, Sask," translation by Frank H. Epp from "Kirchenbuch der Hoffnungsfelder Mennoniten-Gemeinde bei Rabbit Lake, Sask." by A. A. Friesen. Mennonites in Canada Files - Rabbit Lake, 1920, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Unpublished congregational history, 1978, 16 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Address: Box 58, Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan S0M 2L0 (Located 2 km south, 1.5 km west of Rabbit Lake)

Phone: 306-824-4448

Denominational affiliations:

Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan/Mennonite Church Saskatchewan

Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1931-1999)

Mennonite Church Canada (1999-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1938-1999)

Hoffnungsfelder Church Pastors

Name Years of Service
Jacob Janzen  1930-1938 
Cornelius Mathies  1930-1946 
Peter Plenert  1930-1946 
Abram Martens  1933-1937 
Abram Warkentin  1933-1934 
Dan Loewen  1935-1942 
Heinrich Klassen  1938-1945 
J. Hildebrandt 1954-1966 
C. Martens  1964- 
Don Unger  1983-2011 
Chad Doell 2012-present

Hoffnungsfelder Church Membership

Year Members
1965  25
1975  22
1985  24
1995  20
2000  24
2010  27


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published November 2012


Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church (Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 25 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hoffnungsfelder_Mennonite_Church_(Rabbit_Lake,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=88079.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (November 2012). Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church (Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hoffnungsfelder_Mennonite_Church_(Rabbit_Lake,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=88079.




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