The congregation at Pincher Creek, Alberta began services in 1927, and formally organized in 1928 with 56 members. The congregation was known as the Blumenthaler Mennonite Church. Worship services were held in various homes and included both Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite families. The first building was occupied in 1934, built from salvage materials taken from a hotel at Fort Macleod, Alberta, and dedicated on 21 July 1935. The building was later expanded. In 1969 the congregation changed its name to Springridge Mennonite Church.
David P. Janzen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union.
The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.
CMC Nexus (Mar. 1996): 10.
Dick, C. L. The Mennonite Conference of Alberta: a History of its Churches and Institutions. Edmonton: The Mennonite Conference of Alberta, 1981, 147 pp.
Mennonite Reporter (18 March 1974): 14.
Unpublished congregational history, 1978, 29 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Archival RecordsMennonite Heritage Centre Archives: Vols. 93, 3256, 4698, 4826, 4757.
Address: Box 69, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0; the church is located fifteen miles east and two miles south of Pincher Creek.
Mennonite Church Alberta (1928-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1931-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1938-1999)
Springridge Mennonite Church Ministers
|David P. Janzen||1928-1954|
|David D. Janzen||1948-1954|
|Abraham B. Koop||1941-1950 |
|Henry Koop||1956-1966 |
|Henry Koop, Nick A. Dyck, Peter J. Janzen (Team)||1983-1985|
|Nick A. Dyck, Gwen Schlichting, Linden Willms, Peter J. Janzen (Team)||1985-1988|
|Jerry Buhler||1988-2000 |
|Fred Unrau (during sabbatical)||2000-2001|
|Harold Schilk (Interim)||2006|
Springridge Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||April 2011|
Cite This Article
Janzen, Frank and Marlene Epp. "Springridge Mennonite Church (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2011. Web. 7 Jul 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Springridge_Mennonite_Church_(Pincher_Creek,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=114950.
Janzen, Frank and Marlene Epp. (April 2011). Springridge Mennonite Church (Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 July 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Springridge_Mennonite_Church_(Pincher_Creek,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=114950.
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