Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Linden, Alberta, Canada)

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Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite.
Photo by Victor Wiebe. 

The Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation at Linden, Alberta  had its beginning in January 1992 when members of the Linden Church of God in Christ, Mennonite met in the Sunnyslope Hall to organize. A few days later a group met at the Swalwell Hall to organize a new congregation there. They believed churches that were smaller fared better spiritually. All those interested in the new congregations were asked to decide on their church within six months. Sixty-six members chose Sunnyslope. Minister Henry "Hank" Enns and Deacon Leonard Loewen served as the first ordained leaders.

Church services began 26 January 1992 in the Sunnyslope Hall, a former schoolhouse then used as a community hall. The congregation constructed a new church that was dedicated 11 June 1995.

Ministers Gary Klassen and Trev Toews served in 2019 as a congregational leaders.

The congregation operates the Kneehill Christian School together with the Linden Church of God in Christ, Mennonite and the Swalwell Country Church.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2009): 25-26; (2019): 31-32.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 69-70.

Additional Information

Location: 7 km north of Linden on Hwy. 806 and 3 km west on Hwy. 582.

Phone: 403-443-5224

Denominational Affiliation:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Henry Enns (1945-2016) 1992-2016
Gary Klassen 2004?-present
Trev Toews 201?-present

Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Membership

Year Members
1996 78
2000 78
2010 86
2019 96

Maps

Map:Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Linden, Alberta)


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published June 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Linden, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2020. Web. 3 Jul 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sunnyslope_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Linden,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=168269.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (June 2020). Sunnyslope Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Linden, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 July 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sunnyslope_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Linden,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=168269.




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