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Uithuizen, a village in the Dutch [[Groningen (Netherlands)|province of Groningen]], from the 16th century a seat of a Mennonite congregation, which had to endure many hardships in the last decades of this century after the persecution had officially ended. In 1583 Johan Arents, the district governor of Uithuizen, fined all the Mennonites, prevented their meetings, and tried to compel them to attend the Reformed services and have their children baptized. In the 17th century it sided with the [[Groningen Old Flemish Mennonites|Groningen Old Flemish]] and joined the Old [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] conference. Until ca. 1820 it was served by lay preachers chosen from the membership; Tjaard Pieters served it 1725-78, more than half a century. An influential elder was [[Egges, Lubbert (1706/7-1770)|Lubbert Egges]], preacher from 1739, elder 1755, serving until his death in 1770. After his death the congregation steadily declined. The old doctrines were no longer maintained and the young people did not join the church. In 1710 the baptized membership numbered about 65, in 1733, 58, in 1754, 37 (a meeting held on 19 June of this year led by Lubbert Jans Kremer was, however, attended by more than 130 persons), in 1767, 35, in 1798, 25, in 1834 only 15. The last preacher chosen from the congregation was Hendrik Pieters, serving 1789- ca. 1820. From then the pulpit was vacant until 1842. In 1835 the congregation numbered hardly a dozen members and dissolution seemed inevitable; but [[Gorter, Simon (1778-1862)|Simon Gorter]], pastor of neighboring [[Zijldijk (Groningen, Netherlands)|Zijldijk]], succeeded in infusing new life in the Laodiceanism of the Uithuizen church. By 1840 the membership had risen to nearly 30; in 1842-44, A. J. van Pesch, a retired minister of Rotterdam, served, followed by D. Plantinus, 1845-47, H. C. Dronrijp Uges, 1847-56, L van Cleeff, 1857-94, M. Honigh, 1896-1900, P. Oosterbaan, 1901-7, H. Hooghiemster, 1908-27; after six years of vacancy M. J. J. Gaaikema, 1933-46, Dj. E. W. Siccama, 1946-50, Miss N. Klassen, 1954- . The membership, 29 in 1840, was 53 in 1861, 98 in 1900, 102 in 1925, and 101 in 1958. A parsonage was built in 1842 and a new meetinghouse in 1868, dedicated 30 August (with organ of 1898). Church activities include a ladies’ circle, youth group 12-18, and [[Sunday School|Sunday school]] for children.
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[[File:UithuizenDoopsgezindekerk.jpg|300px|thumbnail|right|''Doopsgezinde Kerk Uithuizen.<br />
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Source: [http://www.nederland-in-beeld.nl/Groningen/Uithuizen.html Nederland-in-beeld.nl].'']]
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[[File:UithuizenOrgan.jpg|300px|thumbnail|right|''Organ in the Doopsgezinde Kerk, Uithuizen.<br />
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Source: [http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Bestand:01270.Uithuizen.D_(1).jpg Reliwiki]''.]]
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Uithuizen, a village in the Dutch [[Groningen (Netherlands)|province of Groningen]], from the 16th century a seat of a Mennonite congregation, which had to endure many hardships in the last decades of this century after the persecution had officially ended. In 1583 Johan Arents, the district governor of Uithuizen, fined all the Mennonites, prevented their meetings, and tried to compel them to attend the Reformed services and have their children baptized. In the 17th century it sided with the [[Groningen Old Flemish Mennonites|Groningen Old Flemish]] and joined the Old [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]] conference.  
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Until ca. 1820 it was served by lay preachers chosen from the membership; Tjaard Pieters served it 1725-78, more than half a century. An influential elder was [[Egges, Lubbert (1706/7-1770)|Lubbert Egges]], preacher from 1739, elder 1755, serving until his death in 1770. After his death the congregation steadily declined. The old doctrines were no longer maintained and the young people did not join the church. In 1710 the baptized membership numbered about 65, in 1733, 58, in 1754, 37 (a meeting held on 19 June of this year led by Lubbert Jans Kremer was, however, attended by more than 130 persons), in 1767, 35, in 1798, 25, in 1834 only 15. The last preacher chosen from the congregation was Hendrik Pieters, serving 1789- ca. 1820. From then the pulpit was vacant until 1842.  
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In 1835 the congregation numbered hardly a dozen members and dissolution seemed inevitable; but [[Gorter, Simon (1778-1862)|Simon Gorter]], pastor of neighboring [[Zijldijk (Groningen, Netherlands)|Zijldijk]], succeeded in infusing new life in the Laodiceanism of the Uithuizen church. By 1840 the membership had risen to nearly 30; in 1842-44, A. J. van Pesch, a retired minister of Rotterdam, served, followed by D. Plantinus, 1845-47, H. C. Dronrijp Uges, 1847-56, L van Cleeff, 1857-94, M. Honigh, 1896-1900, P. Oosterbaan, 1901-7, H. Hooghiemster, 1908-27; after six years of vacancy M. J. J. Gaaikema, 1933-46, Dj. E. W. Siccama, 1946-50, Miss N. Klassen, 1954- . The membership, 29 in 1840, was 53 in 1861, 98 in 1900, 102 in 1925, and 101 in 1958. A parsonage was built in 1842 and a new meetinghouse in 1868, dedicated 30 August (with organ of 1898). Church activities include a ladies’ circle, youth group 12-18, and [[Sunday School|Sunday school]] for children.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em>Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland</em>. 2 v. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: v. I, 87, 127, 140, 142, 197 ff., 238.
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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em>Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland</em>, 2 vols. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: v. I, 87, 127, 140, 142, 197 ff., 238.
  
 
<em>Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> (1868): 169; (1877): 108; (1879): 6; (1898): 240.
 
<em>Doopsgezinde Bijdragen</em> (1868): 169; (1877): 108; (1879): 6; (1898): 240.
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<em>Doopsgezind Jaarboekje</em> (1840): 43; (1850): 58 ff.
 
<em>Doopsgezind Jaarboekje</em> (1840): 43; (1850): 58 ff.
  
Scheffer, Hoop and Jacob Gijsbert de. <em>Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, No. 2285 ff.
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Reliwiki. "Uithuizen, Mennonietenkerkstraat 12 - Doopsgezinde Kerk." 6 October 2014. Web. 16 October 2014. http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Uithuizen,_Mennonietenkerkstraat_12_-_Doopsgezinde_Kerk.
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Scheffer, Hoop and Jacob Gijsbert de. <em>Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, No. 2285 ff.
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= Additional Information =
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'''Congregation''': Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen
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'''Address''': Mennonietenkerkstraat 12, 9981 BB Uithuizen, Netherlands
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'''Church website''': [http://www.gds.doopsgezind.nl/uithuizen Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen]
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'''Denominational affiliation''':
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[http://www.doopsgezind.nl/ Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit]
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[[Map:Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen|Map:Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen]]
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Doopsgezinde Kerk Uithuizen.
Source: Nederland-in-beeld.nl.
Organ in the Doopsgezinde Kerk, Uithuizen.
Source: Reliwiki
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Uithuizen, a village in the Dutch province of Groningen, from the 16th century a seat of a Mennonite congregation, which had to endure many hardships in the last decades of this century after the persecution had officially ended. In 1583 Johan Arents, the district governor of Uithuizen, fined all the Mennonites, prevented their meetings, and tried to compel them to attend the Reformed services and have their children baptized. In the 17th century it sided with the Groningen Old Flemish and joined the Old Flemish conference.

Until ca. 1820 it was served by lay preachers chosen from the membership; Tjaard Pieters served it 1725-78, more than half a century. An influential elder was Lubbert Egges, preacher from 1739, elder 1755, serving until his death in 1770. After his death the congregation steadily declined. The old doctrines were no longer maintained and the young people did not join the church. In 1710 the baptized membership numbered about 65, in 1733, 58, in 1754, 37 (a meeting held on 19 June of this year led by Lubbert Jans Kremer was, however, attended by more than 130 persons), in 1767, 35, in 1798, 25, in 1834 only 15. The last preacher chosen from the congregation was Hendrik Pieters, serving 1789- ca. 1820. From then the pulpit was vacant until 1842.

In 1835 the congregation numbered hardly a dozen members and dissolution seemed inevitable; but Simon Gorter, pastor of neighboring Zijldijk, succeeded in infusing new life in the Laodiceanism of the Uithuizen church. By 1840 the membership had risen to nearly 30; in 1842-44, A. J. van Pesch, a retired minister of Rotterdam, served, followed by D. Plantinus, 1845-47, H. C. Dronrijp Uges, 1847-56, L van Cleeff, 1857-94, M. Honigh, 1896-1900, P. Oosterbaan, 1901-7, H. Hooghiemster, 1908-27; after six years of vacancy M. J. J. Gaaikema, 1933-46, Dj. E. W. Siccama, 1946-50, Miss N. Klassen, 1954- . The membership, 29 in 1840, was 53 in 1861, 98 in 1900, 102 in 1925, and 101 in 1958. A parsonage was built in 1842 and a new meetinghouse in 1868, dedicated 30 August (with organ of 1898). Church activities include a ladies’ circle, youth group 12-18, and Sunday school for children.

[edit] Bibliography

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland, 2 vols. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: v. I, 87, 127, 140, 142, 197 ff., 238.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1868): 169; (1877): 108; (1879): 6; (1898): 240.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1840): 43; (1850): 58 ff.

Reliwiki. "Uithuizen, Mennonietenkerkstraat 12 - Doopsgezinde Kerk." 6 October 2014. Web. 16 October 2014. http://reliwiki.nl/index.php/Uithuizen,_Mennonietenkerkstraat_12_-_Doopsgezinde_Kerk.

Scheffer, Hoop and Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, No. 2285 ff.

[edit] Additional Information

Congregation: Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen

Address: Mennonietenkerkstraat 12, 9981 BB Uithuizen, Netherlands

Church website: Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit

[edit] Map

Map:Samenwerkingsverband van Doopsgezinde Gemeenten in Noord- en West Groningen: Uithuizen


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Uithuizen (Groningen, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 18 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Uithuizen_(Groningen,_Netherlands)&oldid=126250.

APA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Uithuizen (Groningen, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Uithuizen_(Groningen,_Netherlands)&oldid=126250.




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