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Elmira Mennonite Church interior, March 27, 1949. L: Pastor Howard Bauman; R: Bishop Oliver Snider. Scan courtesy [http://www.mcusa-archives.org/Archives/GuideAMC.html Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen] X-31.1, Box 18/22
58 Church St. W., Elmira, Ontario, N3B 1N2. (519) 669-5123. Pastor Steven Janzen served in 2009 as a congregational leader. In 1925 there were 60 members; in 1950, 248; in 1965, 336; in 1975, 240; in 1985, 271; in 1995, 316; in 2000, 332. The congregation affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario in 1925, the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada in 1988 and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada in 1995. Elmira Mennonite is part of the Mennonite Church segment of the Mennonite "family." The language of worship is English.

The congregation began services in 1924, and occupied its first building the same year. Oliver D. Snider is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through church planting from the Floradale Mennonite Church. Elmira is a parent church to Bethel Mennonite at Elora (1947), Hawkesville Mennonite (1950) and Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Elmira) (1987).

Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (16 September 1974): 4.

Martin, Willard. "History of the Elmira Mennonite Church." 1959, 12 pp.

Brubacher, Jim. "An Examination of a Recent Schism in the Elmira Congregation." ca. 1970, 6 pp.

Bechtel, Ken. Three Score Years: Elmira Mennonite Church, 1924-1984. Elmira, 1984, 67 p.

Congregational archives at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.


Author(s) Howard S. Bauman
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2000


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Bauman, Howard S. and Sam Steiner. "Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 24 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmira_Mennonite_Church_(Elmira,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91692.

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Bauman, Howard S. and Sam Steiner. (July 2000). Elmira Mennonite Church (Elmira, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmira_Mennonite_Church_(Elmira,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=91692.




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