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The Sommerfeld Mennonite Gemeinde in Manitoba began services and formally organized in 1892. The first building was occupied in 1905. Isaac Friesen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Bergthaler Mennonite group.

Aeltester John A. Friesen served in 1985 as a non-salaried congregational leader. In 1985 there were 3981 members. The congregation has been affiliated with the Sommerfelder Mennonite Church. The language of worship is German and English; the transition from German occurred in 1970s.

The membership is the total for Sommerfelder Church. Membership in 1988 was 4017.



Bibliography

Lowe Farm 75th Anniversary, 1899-1974. Lowe Farm: Lowe Farm Chamber of Commerce, 1974, 64 pp.

Peters, Jake. "An Annotated Bibliography of Materials Relating to the Sommerfelder Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1979.

Bergen, Peter. History of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church : That is the Background and First Hundred Years of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Altona, MB: The Church, 2001.



Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986


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Epp, Marlene. "Sommerfeld Mennonite Church (Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 1986. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sommerfeld_Mennonite_Church_(Lowe_Farm,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=61009.

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Epp, Marlene. (September 1986). Sommerfeld Mennonite Church (Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sommerfeld_Mennonite_Church_(Lowe_Farm,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=61009.




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