Winkler Emmanuel Church 

History

The Emmanuel Mennonite Church was officially established as a congregation on October 19, 1986. 

Following a 1984 baptism service at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church (WBMC), Rev J. K. Klassen and WBMC leadership realized that their facility was no longer large enough for their growing congregation.  They discerned that “birthing” another daughter church was the best option and discussions leading to the formation of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church began.

On March 2, 1986 a group of believers willing to commit themselves to this church plant met for their first worship service in a newly acquired building at 950 Pembina Avenue.  Later that year, on October 19, 1986, Emmanuel Mennonite Church officially became a congregation when 102 adult believers committed themselves as members during a covenanting service.  (An additional 102 children and youth were part of the church family.)

Emmanuel immediately chose to join and continues to be an active participant within Mennonite Church Manitoba and Mennonite Church Canada.

By 1994 the membership had doubled to 204 members and the church began exploring how to address the need for more space.  A second service was established in 1997 and continued until the time when Emmanuel discerned and built a new facility.

On September 3, 2006 we moved to our present building at 750 15th Street.  This new facility is serving us and the community in wonderful ways and allows us to continue growing as a congregation.