Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada)
Box 10, Lowe Farm, MB, R0G 1E0. (204) 746-8135. Located at the corner of 1st Street and 1st Ave. Pastor Glenn Klassen served in 2001 as a congregational leader. In 1965 there were 123 members; in 1975, 123; in 1985, 153; in 1995, 95; in 2000, 83. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba, Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1903-) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1968-1999). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
The congregation began services in 1900, and formally organized in 1914. The first building was occupied in 1928, with a subsequent building program in 1964. William P. Heinrichs is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Altona and Winkler.
Doug Unrau began serving as lead pastor of the church in August 2013.
Canadian Mennonite (28 April 1964): 1; (27 October 1964): 1.
Mennonite Reporter (17 February 1975): 4; (1 September 1980): 10.
Gerbrandt, Henry J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, MB: Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba, 1970, 379 pp.
Lowe Farm 75th Anniversary, 1899-1974. Lowe Farm: Lowe Farm Chamber of Commerce, 1974, 64 pp.
Dueck, Peter G. and John Braun, eds. Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Lowe Farm, Manitoba: Seventy-fifth Anniversary, 1905-1980. Lowe Farm: Anniversary Book Committee, 1980, 47 pp.
Church records microfilmed at Mennonite Heritage Centre.
|Date Published||February 1989|
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