Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)

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The Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, began services in 1980, and formally organized as a congregation in the Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario in 1981. The congregation came together to provide a Mennonite Anabaptist presence in Mississauga and draws members from Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and Toronto. Many of its members had formerly been part of the Toronto United Mennonite Church.

The congregation has always placed an emphasis on lay leadership. It has never had a full-time pastor, and has gone stretches of time with no one identified with that role. Worship leading and preaching has often been done by members of the congregation. It has always met in rented facilities, primarily the Erindale Secondary School in Mississauga.

Decision-making took place in monthly "fellowship meetings." Each fall began with a covenant and recommitment Sunday. Membership has been determined by the number of active participants.

Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (27 October 1980): 16; (28 September 1981): 4; (12 October 1981): 13.

Fieguth, Margot. "Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship." MCEC Reflections (1988): 48.

Fieguth, Margot. "Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship - History." 1988, 3 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: Churchhill Postal Outlet, P.O. Box 26012, Mississauga, ON L5L 5W7

Location: Erindale Secondary School, 2021 Dundas Street West, Mississauga.

Phone: 905-812-0452

Website: http://mississaugamennonite.com/

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of United Mennonite Churches of Ontario

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1988-present)

Pastoral Leaders at Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Lay Leadership 1981-1988
Harold Peters-Fransen 1988-1992
Lay Leadership 1992-1996
Jean Lehn Epp 1996-2006
Lori Guenther Reesor 2003-2006
Rudy Wiens
(Interim)
2006-2007
Stephen Reist 2008-present

Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship Membership

Year Members
1985 31
1995 50
2000 60
2008 65
2015 46


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published December 2016


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Steiner, Sam. "Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2016. Web. 25 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mississauga_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Mississauga,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141936.

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Steiner, Sam. (December 2016). Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mississauga_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Mississauga,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141936.




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