The Niagara United Mennonite congregation began services in 1934, and formally organized in 1938. The first building was occupied in 1937, with a subsequent building program in 1949. Peter Kroeker is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization of the Niagara area by immigrants from the Soviet Union. Most of the early immigrants became fruit farmers in the Niagara district.
In 2002 the language of worship was English and German; the transition from German began in the 1950s.
Canadian Mennonite (12 July 1966): 16.
Friesen, C. Alfred. Memoirs of the Virgil-Niagara Mennonites. 1984): 39-42.
Klassen, Peter. "The Niagara United Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1957, 15 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
The Niagara United Mennonite Church, 1938-1988. Niagara-on-the-Lake: Niagara United Mennonite Church, 1988, 196 pp.
Niagara United Mennonite Church history: Eben-Ezer 25 Jahre, 1938-1963. Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: Niagara United Mennonite Church, 1963, 46 pp.
Stobbe, Bernard. "Ein Geschichtlicher Ueberblick ueber die drei Gemeinden der Vereinigten Mennoniten in der Niagara Halbinsel." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1956, 20 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Archival RecordsChurch records at the church.
 Additional Information
Address: Box 909, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Location: 1 km northeast of Virgil on the south side of Niagara Stone Road
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1938-1999)
 Niagara United Mennonite Church Leading Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|Cornelius K. Neufeld||1944-1946|
|Jacob A. Dyck, Aeltester||1947-1959|
|Cornelius K. Neufeld||1959-1961|
|David Janzen & Werner Fast||1982-1983|
|Rudy Dirks||2004-August 2016|
 Niagara United Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||January 1989|
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Dyck, J.A. and Marlene Epp. "Niagara United Mennonite Church (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 30 Jun 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Niagara_United_Mennonite_Church_(Niagara-on-the-Lake,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=133970.
Dyck, J.A. and Marlene Epp. (January 1989). Niagara United Mennonite Church (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 June 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Niagara_United_Mennonite_Church_(Niagara-on-the-Lake,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=133970.
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