About Us

 

Pastor's Welcome

 

If you were to visit the Altona Mennonite Church you would not meet any perfect people.  Nor would you meet a people bound together by their uniformity in worship style, theology, politics, age, and countless other issues.  You would not find a large church that is bursting with extra activities that can become the focus of your everyday.  You will not even find a paved parking lot, padded pews, a service that always ends at noon, and please, don’t get me started about the minister. 

Hopefully what you will find is a community of love, grace and acceptance.  The strength of the Altona Mennonite Church lies not in its uniformity, but in its diversity, both in people and ideas.  The diversity allows us not only to learn from one another, but to practice extending grace and acceptance to each other as we walk and worship together.   We strive to follow the greatest commandment in loving God and each other as we love ourselves.

We invite all to join us on Sunday morning, and it is my hope and prayer that if you do stop by you will find a place that greets you with grace and love.

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

History of AMC

 

Altona Mennonite Church was organized in 1962, under the leadership of Frank H. Epp. It is one of three churches in altona belonging to the Mennonite Church Canada conference. Altona is a town of 4000 located in the Southern part of Manitoba. Originally the town was predominantly Mennonite.

 

The Church was organized to meet the needs of newcomers in the community, in the English language, as well as people of other Christian faiths. There were 22 charter members. The present membership is 120.

 

The church is a member of Mennonite Church Canada and Manitoba. It also supports national associations: Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service, and local institutions: Eden Mental Health, Mennonite Collegiate Institute, Ebenezer Home for the Aged.

 

Past pastors have been: Dr. Frank H. Epp, Rev. Henry V. Friesen, Paul Dyck, Dr. Laurence Klippenstein, Rev. Edward Cornelson, David Regehr, Ray and Marilyn Hamm, Gordon Driedger.

 

The present pastor is Dan Kehler.