Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada)
Elmira Mennonite Church in Elmira, Ontario, Canada was organized on 31 August 1924, and occupied its first building the same year. Oliver D. Snider is considered the founding leader of the group and served as pastor for the first 12 years. Abraham Gingrich served as bishop during the first years of the congregation's existence. The congregation originated through church planting from the Floradale Mennonite Church.
The original structure was built in 1924. In 1955, an educational wing was added, and in 1976 an entrance with ramps, new washrooms, and a new kitchen, as well as library and classroom space were added. Additional alterations were carried out in 1992, 2009, and 2011.
Bechtel, Ken. Three Score Years: Elmira Mennonite Church, 1924-1984. Elmira, 1984, 67 p.
Brubacher, Jim. "An Examination of a Recent Schism in the Elmira Congregation." ca. 1970, 6 pp.
Martin, Willard. "History of the Elmira Mennonite Church." 1959, 12 pp.
Mennonite Reporter (16 September 1974): 4.
Congregational archives at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: 58 Church Street West, Elmira, ON N3B 1N2
Website: Elmira Mennonite Church
Mennonite Conference of Ontario (1925-1988)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)
Elmira Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders
|Abraham Gingrich, Bishop||1924-1938|
|Oliver Snider||1924-1967; Bishop 1936-1967|
|Ruth Anne Laverty
|Fred Lichti||2010-April 2020|
Elmira Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Howard S. Bauman|
|Samuel J. Steiner|
|Date Published||July 2000|
Cite This Article
Bauman, Howard S. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 1 Jun 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmira_Mennonite_Church_(Elmira,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=167728.
Bauman, Howard S. and Samuel J. Steiner. (July 2000). Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 1 June 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmira_Mennonite_Church_(Elmira,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=167728.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 190. All rights reserved.
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