Doetinchem (Gelderland, Netherlands)
Doetinchem is a town in the Dutch province of Gelderland, where in 1903 a Doopsgezinde Kring (group of Mennonites) was founded, in charge of S. D. A. Wartena, pastor of Zutphen. Services were regularly held and catechismal instruction was given; on 12 July 1903 a baptismal service took place here. But a few years later this group had dissolved. A new group organized on 22 October 1947, and was called Kring Doetinchem en omgeving. The group started with 29 members (34 in 1954). During the 1950s it met one evening a month for discussion, and cooperated with the Nederlandse Protestanten-Bond (association of liberal Christians) in organizing church services. Miss J. M. Eelman, the Mennonite minister of Winterswijk, was in charge of this group at that time.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1903): 187.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 79. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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