This classic baptism photo from Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church has been incorrectly dated as from the 1940s. Dedicated volunteers, who have a long-standing passion for the history of the church and a long institutional memory, believed there was an error in the description. With some effort, they found two newspaper reports that gave the details of the event. Now the record can be corrected: This photo is of a joint baptism service of the Lethbridge and Coaldale Mennonite Brethren churches. The service was held on Sept. 15, 1963, at Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church with ministers Jacob J. Siemens and David Pankratz officiating.
For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID), see https://archives.mhsc.ca/