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City block in New Hamburg, Ontario, in which the New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church rented worship space, 1949.
Creator: Henry J. Wiens (1885-1975)
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies
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The New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren congregation began services in 1926. The congregation initially held services together with the United Mennonites in rented facilities. It organized as a Mennonite Brethren congregation on 20 November 1932 under the leadership of Peter Goertzen. The ministers who served the congregation were D. Dersken, Peter Goertzen, A. Block and P. Friesen. The group, always small, suffered greatly when some of its members moved to areas where they could join larger congregations. on 10 June 1950 it chose to join the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church on Ottawa St. as an affiliate. While I.T. Ewert supplied the pulpit, lay leader Gerhard Wiebe served as the local leader, with David Dick succeeding him. When pupit supply became difficult the group dissolved and its members joined the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church on 29 September 1952.

Initially the membership was 32, and reached its zenith of 65 in the mid-1930s. In 1947 there were 17 members; at dissolution there were about 16 members. The congregation met upstairs at 122 Peel St., New Hamburg. The language of worship was German.

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Denominational Affiliation:

Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1932-1952)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1946-1952)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1939-1952)


Author(s) Jacob J. Toews
Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2004


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Toews, Jacob J. and Sam Steiner. "New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2004. Web. 18 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Hamburg_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(New_Hamburg,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=115937.

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Toews, Jacob J. and Sam Steiner. (April 2004). New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Hamburg_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(New_Hamburg,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=115937.




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