Monetville is a small French/English community between the West Arm of Lake Nipissing and the French River. In 1944, several men from the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board visited the area to determine the feasibility of starting a mission work among the English-speaking population.
Paul Hunsberger bought a farm in Monetville in 1946, and together with his bride, Edna, undertook the mission work together. They held services and Summer Bible School in various schoolhouses and homes, and even tents when necessary. Property was purchased and prepared in 1950 for the first church building, which was dedicated on 16 December 1951. Paul Hunsberger had been ordained as pastor of the fledgling church earlier that year.
During the 1980s, some congregational members begin an outreach work in the nearby French community of Noelville and left to embark on this mission.
In 1991 the congregation built an addition to accommodate growing attendance in Sunday school, Kid's Clubs, and Summer Bible School.
Differing worship styles prompted some members to leave Calvary Mennonite Church in 1998 to begin The Tree of Life (Mennonite) Church. The two churches together continued holding Summer Bible School for the community children -- still attended in 2003 by an average of 60 children every summer.
In 2009 Calvary Mennonite offered a traditional style of worship service to the local and tourist population, with an emphasis on living Christian lives as an example to the community.
Gospel Herald (8 March 1946): 960.
Mennonite Reporter (28 May 1990): 14; (14 October 1991): B2.
Smith, Roy. "Markstay-Monetville," 1954, Mennonite Archives of Ontario..
 Additional Information
Address: 15 Mercer Road, Monetville, Ontario
Table 1: Calvary Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders
|Simon B. Martin||1960-1967|
|John Coffman (Interim)||1980-1981|
|John Coffman (Team Leader)||1983-1986|
Table 2: Calvary Mennonite Church Membership
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Karelse, Laura. "Calvary Mennonite Church (Monetville, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2009. Web. 4 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calvary_Mennonite_Church_(Monetville,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91325.
Karelse, Laura. (2009). Calvary Mennonite Church (Monetville, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 4 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calvary_Mennonite_Church_(Monetville,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91325.
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