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Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Sunday School, a mission endeavor of [[Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)|Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church]] and spearheaded by Vic Hiebert, began 13 November 1960 with five students. Enrollment had increased to 12 students by March 1961 and then climbed to 19 that fall. A monthly family worship service also began that year. By the next fall, enrollment in the mission Sunday school had increased to 25 students. In 1966, Kitchener MB Church arranged for the Waterloo congregation to be independent. Waterloo MB Church officially began 1 January 1967 with 43 charter members. [[Peters, Frank C. (1920-1987)|Frank C. Peters]] conducted the organizational meeting on 8 January, assisted by Henry H. Dueck. The motto chosen by the Waterloo congregation was John 10:10.
 
Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Sunday School, a mission endeavor of [[Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)|Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church]] and spearheaded by Vic Hiebert, began 13 November 1960 with five students. Enrollment had increased to 12 students by March 1961 and then climbed to 19 that fall. A monthly family worship service also began that year. By the next fall, enrollment in the mission Sunday school had increased to 25 students. In 1966, Kitchener MB Church arranged for the Waterloo congregation to be independent. Waterloo MB Church officially began 1 January 1967 with 43 charter members. [[Peters, Frank C. (1920-1987)|Frank C. Peters]] conducted the organizational meeting on 8 January, assisted by Henry H. Dueck. The motto chosen by the Waterloo congregation was John 10:10.
  
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General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2002)
 
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2002)
  
<h3>Waterloo MB Church Leading Ministers</h3> <table class="vertical listing"> <tr> <th>Minister
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<h3>Waterloo MB Church Leading Ministers</h3>
 
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<tr> <td>Alvin Enns</td> <td align="right">1967-1975</td> </tr>
</th> </tr>   <tr> <td>Alvin Enns</td> <td align="right">1967-1975</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Marvin Warkentin</td> <td align="right">1976-1985</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Chuck Buller</td> <td align="right">1985-1992</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mike Frantz</td> <td align="right">1994-1998</td> </tr> <tr> <td>David Macfarlane</td> <td align="right">2000-2003</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Paul McIlwraith</td> <td align="right">2003-2012</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Paul Loewen (interim)
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<tr> <td>Marvin Warkentin</td> <td align="right">1976-1985</td> </tr>
 
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<tr> <td>Chuck Buller</td> <td align="right">1985-1992</td> </tr>
</td> <td align="right">2012-present
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<tr> <td>Mike Frantz</td> <td align="right">1994-1998</td> </tr>
 
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<tr> <td>David Macfarlane</td> <td align="right">2000-2003</td> </tr>
</td> </tr> </table> <h3>Waterloo MB Church Membership</h3> <table class="vertical listing"> <tr> <th>Year
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<tr> <td>Paul McIlwraith</td> <td align="right">2003-2012</td> </tr>
 
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<tr> <td>Paul Loewen (interim)</td> <td align="right">2012-present</td> </tr>
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<h3>Waterloo MB Church Membership</h3>
</th> </tr>   <tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">143</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1995</td> <td align="right">331</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td align="right">438</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2010</td> <td align="right">583</td> </tr> </table>
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Contents

Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Sunday School, a mission endeavor of Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church and spearheaded by Vic Hiebert, began 13 November 1960 with five students. Enrollment had increased to 12 students by March 1961 and then climbed to 19 that fall. A monthly family worship service also began that year. By the next fall, enrollment in the mission Sunday school had increased to 25 students. In 1966, Kitchener MB Church arranged for the Waterloo congregation to be independent. Waterloo MB Church officially began 1 January 1967 with 43 charter members. Frank C. Peters conducted the organizational meeting on 8 January, assisted by Henry H. Dueck. The motto chosen by the Waterloo congregation was John 10:10.

The first building was occupied in 1973, with a subsequent building program in 1989.

Bibliography

Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 49; (27 October 1989): 19; (2 February 2001); (December 2012): 28.

Mennonite Reporter (4 September 1989): 5; (23 January 1995): 1, 3.

Additional Information

Address: 245 Lexington Road, Waterloo, ON N2K 2E1

Telephone: 519-885-5330

Website: Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1967-2002)

Waterloo MB Church Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Alvin Enns 1967-1975
Marvin Warkentin 1976-1985
Chuck Buller 1985-1992
Mike Frantz 1994-1998
David Macfarlane 2000-2003
Paul McIlwraith 2003-2012
Paul Loewen (interim) 2012-present

Waterloo MB Church Membership

Year Members
1985 143
1995 331
2000 438
2010 583


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published December 2012


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MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. "Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2012. Web. 22 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105346.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (December 2012). Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105346.




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