Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church (Brunner, Ontario, Canada)
Brunner ON, N0K 1C0. Located 2 km. west of Poole at 4186 Line 61, Mornington Township. Bishop Melvin Roes served in 2004 as a non-salaried congregational leader. In 1975 there were 50 members; in 1985, 61; in 1995, 109; in 2000, 130; in 2004, 147. The congregation has been affiliated with the Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship (1974-). The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1970s.
The congregation began services and formally organized in 1974. The first building was occupied in 1976. Melvin Roes is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from the Mornington Amish Mennonites over acceptance of revivalism and personality conflicts.
Yoder, Elmer S. The Beachy Amish Mennonite Fellowship Churches. Hartville, Ohio: Diakonia Ministries, 1987: 369.
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