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1350 Pembina Ave., Winkler, MB, R6W 4B5. (204) 325-8884. Minister Neil Funk served in 2002 as a congregational leader. In 1965 there were 63 members; in 1975, 140; in 1985, 246; in 1995, 373; in 2000, 391. The congregation has been affiliated with [[Mennonite Church General Conference|Mennonite Church Manitoba]] and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]] (1963-). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
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Grace Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1962, with a subsequent building program in 1986. Bernie Loeppky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from [[Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)|Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church]] over use of the German language.
  
The congregation began services and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1962, with a subsequent building program in 1986. Bernie Loeppky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from [[Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)|Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church]] over use of the German language.
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The congregation met originally in the facilities of Winkler Bible School.
  
The congregation met originally in the facilities of Winkler Bible School.
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In 1965 there were 63 members; in 1975, 140; in 1985, 246; in 1995, 373; in 2000, 391. The congregation has been affiliated with [[Mennonite Church General Conference|Mennonite Church Manitoba]] and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]] (1963-). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
  
In 2013 Keith Friesen began serving as lead pastor of the church.
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In 2015-16 the congregation left [[Mennonite Church Manitoba]] and [[Mennonite Church Canada]].
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em>Canadian Mennonite </em>(7 December 1962): 12; (21 December 1962): 3.
 
<em>Canadian Mennonite </em>(7 December 1962): 12; (21 December 1962): 3.
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25th Anniversary and Dedication Service Booklet, 1986, 16 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada  collection, [https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
 
25th Anniversary and Dedication Service Booklet, 1986, 16 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada  collection, [https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
  
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=== Archival Records ===
 
Church records at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/ Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
Church records at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/ Mennonite Heritage Centre].
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== Additional Information ==
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Location: 1350 Pembina Ave., Winkler, MB R6W 4B5
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Telephone: 204-325-8884
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[[Category:Churches]]
 
[[Category:Churches]]
 
[[Category:Mennonite Church Manitoba Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Mennonite Church Manitoba Congregations]]

Revision as of 03:57, 21 July 2017

Grace Mennonite Church began services and formally organized in 1961. The first building was occupied in 1962, with a subsequent building program in 1986. Bernie Loeppky is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church over use of the German language.

The congregation met originally in the facilities of Winkler Bible School.

In 1965 there were 63 members; in 1975, 140; in 1985, 246; in 1995, 373; in 2000, 391. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1963-). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.

In 2015-16 the congregation left Mennonite Church Manitoba and Mennonite Church Canada.

Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (7 December 1962): 12; (21 December 1962): 3.

Brown, Frank. A History of the Town of Winkler, Manitoba. 1973: 196.

25th Anniversary and Dedication Service Booklet, 1986, 16 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada  collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Archival Records

Church records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Additional Information

Location: 1350 Pembina Ave., Winkler, MB R6W 4B5

Telephone: 204-325-8884


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published July 2017


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Epp, Marlene. "Grace Mennonite Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2017. Web. 15 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(Winkler,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=149099.

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Epp, Marlene. (July 2017). Grace Mennonite Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Church_(Winkler,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=149099.




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