Leaf Rapids Christian Fellowship (Leaf Rapids, Manitoba, Canada)

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Box 149, Leaf Rapids, MB, R0B 1W0. (204) 473-8843. Pastor John Hiebert served in 1993 as a congregational leader. In 1985 there were 10 members; in 1995, 3. The congregation has been affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (1974), the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, and the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The language of worship is English.

The Christian Fellowship Group began in 1972 in the new town of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba. A mine was begin in the area in the late 1960s and a new town was built nearby. The original idea was that this new town would have one ecumenical worship center, but this broke down during the first year. Day camps were held in 1972 and regular worship services began in August, 1972. In 1974 the congregation rented worship space in the town center mall. It is not clear whether the 1974 affiliation with the Manitoba Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches ever proceeded to full membership in the conference. Later, in 1981, they built their own building. During the 1980s and early 1990s the congregation struggled due to the vagaries of the mining industry. It finally dissolved in 1993. The membership stood at 22 in 1976 and 3 in 1993.

The leaders of the congregation were: Gilbert Berg (1975-1978), Jacob Bergen (1979-1983), Hugo Reimer (1984-1987), and John Hiebert (1988-1993).


Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 36.

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Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies - Christian Fellowship Group

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 1986

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