History

  • Blumenort Mennonite Church was founded in 1926.

Staff

Rudy Franz
Lead Pastor
Rudy and his wife Kathy live in Gretna, MB and are active in the community in many ways. Rudy has a passion for God's word and God's people. He enjoys all kinds of activities. One of which is riding his bike between Gretna and Rosetown in the summer months. He is famous for his dessert making skills. Napoleon Torte, and homemade fudge are some of his specialties.
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Gerry Giesbrecht
Youth Pastor
Gerry and his wife Cassie live in Winkler, MB. They have three children, Judah, Taryn,and Graham. Gerry is passionate about helping youth and young adults to see their value and worth in God’s eyes and come to find purpose in living His way. Gerry oversees the Youth and Young Adults Ministries. He enjoys drinking hot beverages, ultimate frisbee, board games, playing guitar, cycling, and spending time with the people he loves.
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Hedy Falk
Secretary/Treasurer
Hedy can be contacted in the Church office Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30am-3:00pm weekly.
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Rick & Dorothy Hildebrandt
Caretakers
Rick and Dorothy take care of most cleaning, maintenance and upkeep at Church, as well as doing bookings and assisting groups who rent our facilities.
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Lay Ministers

Blumenort Mennonite Church has a long history of Lay Ministry. Currently we have 4 lay ministers serving, and are thankful for their diligent study and presentation of God’s word. Those currently serving are:

  • Eric Peters
  • Walter Dyck
  • Esther Zacharias
  • Jake Friesen

Deacons

Those involved in Deacon ministry at BMC assist the ministerial with the spiritual care of the congregation. Those involved are either couples, or single persons, of any demographic. Deacons usually serve either a 2 or 3 year term as Deacons. Those who have served 2 consecutive terms are not eligible for re-election for a third term. The Deacon ministry includes:

  • Visitation of the elderly, and those struggling with health issues (at home, in hospital, or care homes)
  • Meeting with the Pastor to support and encourage each other, pray and make suggestions regarding special needs within the congregation: i.e. financial, spiritual, personal, etc.
  • Participating in meetings with the ministerial council as needed.
  • Assisting with the Communion services as requested.

Those currently serving as Deacons within our congregation are:

  • Ray & Charlotte Klassen
  • Henry & Sara Froese
  • Jake & Agatha Falk
  • Garry & Karla Fehr
  • Abe & Viola Fehr

Sunday School

Our Sunday School superintendents are passionate about God’s word being taught to young people. It is their hope that students encounter God through His word and follow Him with their lives. There are classes for children age 3 – grade 12. These begin at 9:15am most Sundays. Throughout the year the Sunday school also puts on a Christmas program, and is involved in Mother’s Day and Father’s Day services as well. Our Sunday school superintendents are:

  • Marilyn Dyck – (204) 327-5743
  • Ingrid Friesen – (204) 325-5123

Feel free to contact them if you are curious about where your child could fit in our Sunday School Program.

Adult Sunday School

Sunday Mornings at 9:15am there are also young adult, men’s, women’s, seniors’ and co-ed Sunday school classes available for any who would want to attend.

Youth

Sharing Christ’s love and creating a safe space for junior and senior highs to encounter Jesus, get to know God, and learn to serve others.

Who can come to Youth?

  • Any students in Grade 7-12 are welcome to join us!

When does Youth happen?

  • Wednesday Evenings from 7:00pm-9:15pm from the second week of September until the second week of June.

What can I expect at Youth?

  • A safe place to learn about God
  • A safe place to connect with Jesus
  • A safe place to spend time with friends
  • Leaders who care about you and what’s happening in your life

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Clubs

Clubs happens on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm. Contact Rachelle Loewen if you have any questions or concerns. (204) 362-8323

DVBS

DVBS or Daily Vacation Bible School is a place for students to come to learn more about Jesus in a fun and stimulating learning environment. Many volunteers make this a vibrant part of BMC’s ministry to our community.

When is DVBS?

  • At BMC, DVBS is usually during the first or second week of July.

Who can attend?

  • Anyone from age 3 up to those entering Grade 9 are welcome.

We hope to see you here!

Youth Ministry Team

Our Volunteer Youth ministry team works together with the Youth Pastor in implementing and running the Youth program.

Tyson Fehr
Youth Leader
Tyson Fehr is a box-maker. He works at Icon in Winkler and is really enjoying his job. He enjoys playing hockey, golfing and bowling. Tyson recently attended School of the Kingdom and is excited about serving by investing in the lives of youth and has a growing heart for worship and leading music.
Caleb Rempel
Youth Leader
Caleb Rempel works at Pioneer Meats in Altona. He loves being active and challenging himself. He is currently working at joining Canadian Border Security. He lives in Gretna, MB. He also loves drumming and playing Donkey and Ninja.
Shania Ginter
Youth Leader
Shania works at CFAM in Altona. She loves to get stuff done, and she enjoys quality connecting time with people that she cares about. She is not afraid of a challenge and is willing to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. She enjoys going to the gym, coaching Special O, and connecting with her friends whenever she can.
Cynthia Krahn
Youth Leader
Cynthia works at Pioneer Meats in Altona. She enjoys holding babies, and has a calm, gentle, presence. She enjoys spending time with her family, and is not afraid to work hard.