Zeist (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Zeist, a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht, the seat of a Mennonite congregation, which was founded as a Kring (circle) on 16 June 1929 and organized as a congregation on 23 March 1931. From January 1921 until 1929 meetings were held at Zeist more or less regularly. A meetinghouse was built at Zeist in 1931, dedicated on 10 January 1932, by Tj. Kielstra. The first pastor of the Zeist congregation was C. Nijdam, serving 1933-1946, followed by W. Mesdag.
The baptized membership, numbering c100 when the congregation was founded, was 339 in 1958. Church activities included two women's circles and a Sunday school for children. A home for the aged, called Schaerweyde, was opened at Zeist on 13 October 1951.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1022. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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