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The Blumenort Mennonite Church at Rosetown, Manitoba (previously known as Rosenort), traces its origins to the Mennonites who came to Manitoba in the 1920s. These immigrants settled in villages on the Mennonite West Reserve filling the vacant farms the Reinländer Mennonite Church members left when they immigrated to Mexico. Under the leadership of Jacob J. Klassen, these Russian Mennonites, began meeting in homes for worship services in September of 1923. In 1926 the Blumenort Mennonite Church, at Reinland, was officially formed and operated as a separate congregation until September 1968 when they joined the Rosenort (Rosetown) congregation. Rev. Johann P. Bueckert was the elder from 1928 until 1954 followed by Paul J. Schaefer 1954-1969. Other ministers who were called to minister in the Blumenort Mennonite Church include: Rev. A.A. Teichroeb 1970-1974, Rev. C.C. Thiessen 1975-1982, Peter D. Zacharias, 1983-2006 and Rudy Franz, 2007-2020.
In March 2017 the congregation voted to leave Mennonite Church Manitoba and Mennonite Church Canada. The decision was primarily a response to a resolution passed in July 2016 by Mennonite Church Canada related to same-sex matters.