Waterloo North began worship services in October 1986 at the Lutherwood Youth facility on Benjamin Road in Waterloo, first in the chapel and later in the gymnasium. The congregation formally organized in 1987. It built the current meetinghouse in 1994.
Waterloo North has always placed emphasis on lay participation in leadership. At the beginning there were no paid leaders -- leadership was provided by a group of Elders and an Administrative Committee, together with a church chairperson. Although titles and job descriptions changed over the years, the numbers of persons actively involved in all parts of the church's ministry remained high. A four or five-person Ministry Team composed of paid staff and volunteers provides spiritual leadership for the congregation. The worship style in 2001 was traditional/liturgical. The language of worship is English.
The congregation celebrated its 25th anniversary the weekend of 22-23 October 2011.
Mennonite Reporter (22 December 1986): 8; (27 June 1994): 14.
Archival RecordsCongregational papers at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Miscellaneous historical items with Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: 100 Benjamin Road, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z4; located at the corner of Weber St. N. and Benjamin Rd.
Website: Waterloo North Mennonite Church
Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1987-1988)
Mennonite Church (1987-1999)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)
Waterloo North Mennonite Church Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|Carol Shantz (paid elder)||1987|
|Ron Flaming (paid elder)||1987|
|Doris Weber (interim)||1995|
|Mary Mae Schwartzentruber (interim)||1997-1998|
|Lynn Bergsma Friesen||1999-2000|
|Sue C. Steiner||1998-2004|
|Darrell "Chip" Bender||2000-2010|
|Renee Sauder (interim)||2005-2006|
|Rudy Baergen (interim)||2013-present|
Waterloo North Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||March 2002|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Sam. "Waterloo North Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2002. Web. 26 Nov 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_North_Mennonite_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105360.
Steiner, Sam. (March 2002). Waterloo North Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 November 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_North_Mennonite_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105360.
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