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[[File:ZionCMCSchanzenfeldMB.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Zion Chortitzer Mennonite Church, 2003 '']]     The Zion Mennonite Church, a southern [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] congregation, grew out of the [[Old Colony Mennonite Church of Manitoba|Old Colony Mennonite Church of Manitoba]] in November 1980. Its charter membership of 156 included two ministers, Wilhelm Thiessen and John Wiebe. The congregation built a new house of worship at Schanzenfeld, south of Winkler in 1981. Henry K. Schellenberg, Chortitzer Mennonite Church elder (bishop), served the Zion congregation with [[Baptism|baptism]] and [[Communion|communion]] until March 1982, when Wilhelm Thiessen was chosen as the first elder. Henry Wall and Frank Unrau became ministers in 1981 and 1985 respectively. In 1987 the congregation numbered 256 members and 161 unbaptized children; Sunday school enrollment was 150 (ages 3-16), and 70-75 young people attended an active youth organization. In 1995 the congregation joined the [[Chortitzer Mennonite Conference|Chortitzer Mennonite Conference]].
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[[File:ZionSchanzenfeld.jpg|300px|thumb|right|''Zion Mennonite Church, July 2017.<br>Photo: Bert Friesen.'']]
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The Zion Mennonite Church, a southern [[Manitoba (Canada)|Manitoba]] congregation, grew out of the [[Old Colony Mennonite Church of Manitoba|Old Colony Mennonite Church of Manitoba]] in November 1980. Its charter membership of 156 included two ministers, Wilhelm Thiessen and John Wiebe. The congregation built a new house of worship at Schanzenfeld, south of Winkler in 1981. Henry K. Schellenberg, Chortitzer Mennonite Church elder (bishop), served the Zion congregation with [[Baptism|baptism]] and [[Communion|communion]] until March 1982, when Wilhelm Thiessen was chosen as the first elder. Henry Wall and Frank Unrau became ministers in 1981 and 1985 respectively. In 1987 the congregation numbered 256 members and 161 unbaptized children; Sunday school enrollment was 150 (ages 3-16), and 70-75 young people attended an active youth organization. In 1995 the congregation joined the [[Chortitzer Mennonite Conference|Chortitzer Mennonite Conference]].
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Weekly Review</em> (7 March 1984), 5.
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Weekly Review</em> (7 March 1984), 5.
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (9 November 1981): 1.
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''Mennonite Reporter'' (9 November 1981): 1.
  
 
Petkau, Irene Friesen. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Blumenfeld: Where Land and People Meet:</em>  47-48.
 
Petkau, Irene Friesen. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Blumenfeld: Where Land and People Meet:</em>  47-48.
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= Additional Information =
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'''Location''': Schanzenfeld, Manitoba (Co-ordinates 49.132778 -97.935278)
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'''Address''': 208 Hespeler Avenue East, Schanzenfeld MB  R6W 1K3
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'''Phone''': 204-325-9688
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'''Website''': [http://www.zmchurch.org/ Zion Mennonite Church]
 
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Latest revision as of 16:29, 18 July 2017

Zion Mennonite Church, July 2017.
Photo: Bert Friesen.

The Zion Mennonite Church, a southern Manitoba congregation, grew out of the Old Colony Mennonite Church of Manitoba in November 1980. Its charter membership of 156 included two ministers, Wilhelm Thiessen and John Wiebe. The congregation built a new house of worship at Schanzenfeld, south of Winkler in 1981. Henry K. Schellenberg, Chortitzer Mennonite Church elder (bishop), served the Zion congregation with baptism and communion until March 1982, when Wilhelm Thiessen was chosen as the first elder. Henry Wall and Frank Unrau became ministers in 1981 and 1985 respectively. In 1987 the congregation numbered 256 members and 161 unbaptized children; Sunday school enrollment was 150 (ages 3-16), and 70-75 young people attended an active youth organization. In 1995 the congregation joined the Chortitzer Mennonite Conference.

Bibliography

Mennonite Weekly Review (7 March 1984), 5.

Mennonite Reporter (9 November 1981): 1.

Petkau, Irene Friesen. Blumenfeld: Where Land and People Meet:  47-48.

Additional Information

Location: Schanzenfeld, Manitoba (Co-ordinates 49.132778 -97.935278)

Address: 208 Hespeler Avenue East, Schanzenfeld MB R6W 1K3

Phone: 204-325-9688

Website: Zion Mennonite Church


Author(s) Peter D Zacharias
Date Published 1990


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Zacharias, Peter D. "Zion Mennonite Church (Schanzenfeld, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1990. Web. 13 Dec 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Church_(Schanzenfeld,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=149074.

APA style

Zacharias, Peter D. (1990). Zion Mennonite Church (Schanzenfeld, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 December 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Church_(Schanzenfeld,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=149074.




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