Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada)
58 Church St. W., Elmira, Ontario, N3B 1N2. (519) 669-5123. Pastor Steven Janzen served in 2009 as a congregational leader. In 1925 there were 60 members; in 1950, 248; in 1965, 336; in 1975, 240; in 1985, 271; in 1995, 316; in 2000, 332. The congregation affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario in 1925, the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada in 1988 and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada in 1995. Elmira Mennonite is part of the Mennonite Church segment of the Mennonite "family." The language of worship is English.
The congregation began services in 1924, and occupied its first building the same year. Oliver D. Snider is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through church planting from the Floradale Mennonite Church. Elmira is a parent church to Bethel Mennonite at Elora (1947), Hawkesville Mennonite (1950) and Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Elmira) (1987).
Mennonite Reporter (16 September 1974): 4.
Martin, Willard. "History of the Elmira Mennonite Church." 1959, 12 pp.
Brubacher, Jim. "An Examination of a Recent Schism in the Elmira Congregation." ca. 1970, 6 pp.
Bechtel, Ken. Three Score Years: Elmira Mennonite Church, 1924-1984. Elmira, 1984, 67 p.
Congregational archives at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
|Author(s)||Howard S. Bauman|
|Date Published||July 2000|
Cite This Article
Bauman, Howard S. and Sam Steiner. "Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 21 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmira_Mennonite_Church_(Elmira,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91692.
Bauman, Howard S. and Sam Steiner. (July 2000). Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmira_Mennonite_Church_(Elmira,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91692.
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