The Linwood Old Order Mennonite meetinghouse is located in the Region of Waterloo, Wellesley Township, on Ament Line, about 0.8 km east of the village of Linwood.
The meetinghouse was built in 1962, with an addition to the west end of the building constructed in 1987. In 1982, the meetinghouse received a new roof and chimney, and in 2001 it again received a new roof as well as a new outhouse and shed.
When the Weaverland meetinghouse was built in 1976, approximately 5 km north of Linwood, some families from the Linwood district joined this congregation. Old Order Mennonites automatically "belong to" the congregation whose meetinghouse is closest to their home. No official membership transfer takes place from the former location.
By 2002 the Linwood district had grown large enough to be divided into East and West districts. At this time, there were around 74 families in the district. An accurate count of members is not always available because Old Order Mennonites think of themselves as members of the church at large and not just the immediate congregation. The Old Order also do not see the quantity of members as indicative of the congregation’s importance.
The Linwood congregation has held regular signing for the deaf since 1981.
Mennonite Reporter (3 April 1989): 14.
Information from the congregation.
Linwood Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders
|Edward Bauman||1961-2002||Josiah Wideman||1962-||Josiah Martin||1962-1966|
|Ian Shantz||1986-||Stanley Martin||1989-||Amos B. E. Martin||1967-|
|Onias Frey||2002-||James Burkhart||2002-||Stuart Martin||2002-|
Linwood Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse Membership
|2002|| 34 (East)|
Cite This Article
Streicher, Anita. "Linwood Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Linwood, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2005. Web. 26 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Linwood_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Linwood,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=115624.
Streicher, Anita. (2005). Linwood Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Linwood, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 January 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Linwood_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Linwood,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=115624.
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