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Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, ON.

Hillcrest Mennonite Church is located in New Hamburg, Ontario, 1.5 km west of New Hamburg at Hwy 7 & 8 and Waterloo Regional Rd. 1.

The congregation began services and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1964. Henry Yantzi is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through church planting from East Zorra Mennonite in 1964 due to the latter's increasing numbers.

Ministers Jan Steckley and Kevin Peters Unrau served in 2013 as congregational leaders.

[edit] Bibliography

Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ontario (1976), 12 pp.; Mennonites in Canada collection "70-Hillcrest," Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Lichti, Fred. A History of the East Zorra (Amish) Mennonite Church 1837-1977. Tavistock, Ontario: East Zorra Mennonite Church, 1977, 132 pp.

Kaethler, Andy. "History of Hillcrest Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Unpublished histories, 1979 and 1984, part of 15th and 20th anniversary celebrations.

Archival Records

Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 1056 Huron Street, Wilmot, ON

Phone: 519-662-1577

Denominational Affiliations:

Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1964-1988)

Mennonite Church (1964-1999)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)

[edit] Hillcrest Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 162
1975 207
1985 229
1995 250
2000 251

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989

[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene. "Hillcrest Mennonite Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 25 Oct 2016.,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=138864.

APA style

Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Hillcrest Mennonite Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 October 2016, from,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=138864.

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