Glad Tidings Mennonite Fellowship (Tara, Ontario, Canada)
In 1983 the Countryside Mennonite Fellowship near Hawkesville explored the possibility of colonizing a non-Mennonite area and establishing a congregation. The choice settled on the Tara, Ontario area. In early 1984 a suitable building on the south end of Tara was purchased. In May 1984 Abner Martin was charged with pastoral leadership of the new group. In June 1984 five families located in the community; the first services were held that summer. A Christian day school was launched in September 1984.
In 1998 the congregation built a new building, and a facility for the Glad Tidings Christian School which is also operated by the church.
The congregation's membership stayed with the Countryside congregation before it became an independent congregation. Glad Tidings has been affiliated with the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship since its beginning.
Brubacher, Abner. "Glad Tidings Mennonite Church, Tara, Ontario." Midwest Mennonite Focus 6, no. 6 (November-December 1985): 8.
Address: 51 Park Road, Tara, Ontario
Denominational affiliation: Midwest Mennonite Fellowship
Pastoral Leaders at Glad Tidings
Membership at Glad Tidings
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