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Woodrow Gospel Chapel – Woodrow, SK

Proper Title

Woodrow Gospel Chapel fonds

Dates of Creation

1978–1986, 2017

Physical Description

3 cm

Administrative History

The Woodrow Gospel Church is located in Woodrow, SK. It began services in 1909 and formally organized with 28 members in 1910. The first building was built in 1916. The congregation originates from emigration from North Dakota. The church was first known as Hoffnungsfeld and later as Woodrow Mennonite Brethren Church.

Church membership in 2000 was 55, and 46 in 2010.

The leaders of the congregation prior to 1960 were John Ollenberger, Ludwig Seibel, E.J. Lautermilch, and Samuel Sutter. Leadership from the 1970s forward includes Ralph Gliege (1978–1986), Randy Chase (1997–2005), Ross Kennedy (2006–2007), Richard Hovey (2010–2012), Rick Hawreschuk (2013– ).

The language of worship is English. The transition from German happened in the 1930s.

(Information from GAMEO)

Scope and Content

The fonds consists church bulletins and a baptism record.


  • Volume 492
  • No restrictions on access
  • Updated by Emma Sorensen June 2018.

File List

Volume 492
6. New member photos. -- 2017.
9. Church bulletins from the period when Ralph Gliege was minister. Assorted. -- 1978–1986.
12. The History of the Woodrow Mennonite Brethren Church, 1910–1985. 65th anniversary book. 135 pages. -- 1985.
16. Woodrow Gospel Chapel, church directory and a bulletin. -- 1986, 1990.
17. Woodrow Gospel Chapel, financial report. -- 1995.
18. Woodrow Gospel Chapel, anniversary book. -- 1910–1985.

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