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The Steele's Ave. Mennonite congregation in Markham, ON began services and formally organized in 1965. The congregation originated through division from the Reesor congregation of the Markham-Waterloo Mennonite Conference in 1965 over issues of doctrine, Sunday school and evangelism. The congregation joined with Cedar Grove Mennonite in 1986 to form Rouge Valley Mennonite Church.

In 1965 there were 36 members; in 1975, 51; in 1985, 54. The congregation dissolved in 1986. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario since 1965. The language of worship was English.

Pastoral leaders included: Newton Gingrich (1965); Emerson McDowell (1966-1976); George Reesor (lay leader, 1977); Paul Martin (1978-1979), Arthur Byer (1980-1985); Steve Drudge (1986).

The congregation was located on Lot 1, Concession 2, Markham Township.

Bibliography

Unpublished historical information kept by George Reesor; Records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989


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Epp, Marlene. "Steele's Ave. Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 11 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steele%27s_Ave._Mennonite_Church_(Markham,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=77905.

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Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Steele's Ave. Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steele%27s_Ave._Mennonite_Church_(Markham,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=77905.




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