Item 1687 - Coaldale outdoor baptism

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CA CMBS NP149-1-1687


Coaldale outdoor baptism


  • September 15, 1963 (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w; 7.5 x 8 cm

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This photo is of an Mennonite Brethren outdoor baptism in Coaldale, Alberta with Jacob J. Siemens officiating and David Pankratz assisting. The two small buildings are the male and female change houses. The event is a joint baptism service between the Lethbridge Mennonite Brethren Church and the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church. The Lethbridge congregation was a daughter congregation of the Coaldale congregation. The baptism candidates from Lethbridge were Edward Friesen, John Braun, and Ronald Nickel.

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Photo first published in the Mennonite Brethren Herald, September 27, 1963. Note: the article lists "H. Siemens" as the leader. It is believed this is an error and should read J.J. Siemens. Published in the Mennonitische Rundschau 2 October 1963 p. 4. The Mennonite Brethren Herald re published this photo in July/August 2016, incorrectly dating the photo "1940s."

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Price: 5.00
Megapixels: 1
Resolution: 906x1080

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