Rosenort Fellowship Chapel (Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada)
Rosenort Felloship Chapel, located in Rosenort, Manitoba, grew out of the desire that a group of people had to see a church in the centre of the town. After much prayer, plans resulted in renovating the vacant Greenbank school building and church services began on 6 October 1968. Pastor Melvin Dueck led the initial congregation of 38 members, together with Peter J. B. Reimer as intermittent pastor.
As the attendance grew, plans were drawn up to build a more permanent church building beside the main highway in town. Rosenort Fellowship Chapel was the name chosen for the new church. It has been affiliated with the Evangelical Mennonite Conference since 1969.
Rosenort Fellowship Chapel had been blessed with God-loving, caring, mission-minded pastors from the beginning. When Melvin Dueck could no longer lead the church, Alfred Friesen served. Stan Plett then took over the pastorate for a number of years. Darrel Crocker served as assistant pastor. Michael Derksen filled the pulpit for several years, followed by interim pastors Milton Fast and John Koop.
John Klassen served for about 10 years. John Driedger followed him and cared for the church for 12 years. When John Driedger retired, Brian McGuffin came to serve.
The church was also blessed with youth leaders and youth pastors who faithfully guided its young people, resulting in many being called to serve the Lord around the world. Ken Quiring led the youth around 1994, with many others to follow. Craig and Laura Cornelsen were seen the youth pastoral couple in 2018.
Rosenort Fellowship Chapel also worked to plant a church in Oak Bluff, as several of its members left to join pastoral couple Troy and CoraLee Selley to help start Oak Bluff Bible Church on 11 September 2005.
The congregation has been guided by the following vision statement: “Caring for the community, communicating the truth.”
A 50th annivesary celebration was scheduled for 15-16 September 2018.
Canadian Mennonite (8 October 1968): 1.
Wiebe, John, ed. Rosenort Fellowship Chapel. 1975, 35 pp.
Church records at the church.
Meeting place: 65 Frontage Road, Rosenort, Manitoba
Address: Box 188, Rosenort, MB R0G 1W0
Website: Rosenort Fellowship Chapel
Denominational Affiliations: Evangelical Mennonite Conference
Pastoral Leaders at Rosenort Fellowship Chapel
|Milton Fast (Interim)||2001|
Membership at Rosenort Fellowship Chapel
|Date Published||July 2018|
Cite This Article
Cornelsen, Rose and Heather Plett. "Rosenort Fellowship Chapel (Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2018. Web. 18 Jun 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rosenort_Fellowship_Chapel_(Rosenort,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=161129.
Cornelsen, Rose and Heather Plett. (July 2018). Rosenort Fellowship Chapel (Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 June 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rosenort_Fellowship_Chapel_(Rosenort,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=161129.
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