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[[File:NorthLeamington.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''North Leamington United Mennonite Church'']]
 
[[File:NorthLeamington.jpg|400px|thumb|right|''North Leamington United Mennonite Church'']]
 
The North Leamington United Mennonite congregation began services in 1954, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1954. J. C. Neufeld and [[Driedger, Nicholas N. (1893-1988) and Driedger, Katharina Dick (1897-1973)|N. N. Driedger]] are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation was established by Essex County ([[Leamington United Mennonite Church (Leamington, Ontario, Canada)|Leamington) United Mennonite]] to accommodate its growing membership. The two churches operated under one organization until 1981 when they became autonomous. Services have been in English only since 1985.
 
The North Leamington United Mennonite congregation began services in 1954, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1954. J. C. Neufeld and [[Driedger, Nicholas N. (1893-1988) and Driedger, Katharina Dick (1897-1973)|N. N. Driedger]] are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation was established by Essex County ([[Leamington United Mennonite Church (Leamington, Ontario, Canada)|Leamington) United Mennonite]] to accommodate its growing membership. The two churches operated under one organization until 1981 when they became autonomous. Services have been in English only since 1985.
 
In 1985 there were 489 members; in 1995, 519; in 2000, 506. The congregation has been affiliated with the [[Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario|Conference of United Mennonite Churches of Ontario]] (1954-1988), the [[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]], the [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] (1954-1999) and [[Mennonite Church Eastern Canada|Mennonite Church Eastern Canada]] (1988-). The language of worship is English; the transition of German occurred in the 1950s.
 
 
Leading ministers since 1980 when North Leamington became independent have included Cornelius Driedger (1980-1989), Victor Kliewer (1989-2000) and Bruce Wiebe (2000-).
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Driedger, N. N. <em class="gameo_bibliography">The Leamington United Mennonite Church: Establishment and Development, 1925-1972.</em> Leamington, ON: The Church, 1972, 176 pp.
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Driedger, N. N. <em>The Leamington United Mennonite Church: Establishment and Development, 1925-1972.</em> Leamington, ON: The Church, 1972, 176 pp.
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Memories: Sixty Years of Mennonite Life in Essex and Kent Counties, 1925-1985.</em> Leamington, ON: Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association, 1985, 78 pp.
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<em>Memories: Sixty Years of Mennonite Life in Essex and Kent Counties, 1925-1985.</em> Leamington, ON: Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association, 1985, 78 pp.
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (2 February 1981): 4; (4 September 1989): 17; (17 October 1994): 18.
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<em>Mennonite Reporter</em> (2 February 1981): 4; (4 September 1989): 17; (17 October 1994): 18.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
<strong>Address</strong>: 625 Mersea Road 6, R.R.5, Leamington, Ontario N8H 3V8
 
<strong>Address</strong>: 625 Mersea Road 6, R.R.5, Leamington, Ontario N8H 3V8
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<strong>Website</strong>: [http://www.nlumc.com/ North Leamington United Mennonite Church]
 
<strong>Website</strong>: [http://www.nlumc.com/ North Leamington United Mennonite Church]
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[[Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario]] (1954-1988)
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[[Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / [[Mennonite Church Canada]]
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[[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)]] (1954-1999)
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[[Mennonite Church Eastern Canada]] (1988-)
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==North Leamington United Mennonite Pastors==
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! Name !! Years<br />of Service
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| Cornelius Driedger || 1981-1989
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| Victor Kliewer || 1989-2000
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| Bruce Wiebe || 2000-Present
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| Cathrin van Sintern Dick (Associate) || 2003-2012
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| Glyn Jones (Interim Supply)|| 2011
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| Alicia Good || 2013-Present
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==Leamington United Mennonite Membership==
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! Year !! Members
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| 1985 || 489
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| 1995 || 519
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| 2000 || 506
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| 2011 || 478
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North Leamington United Mennonite Church

The North Leamington United Mennonite congregation began services in 1954, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1954. J. C. Neufeld and N. N. Driedger are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation was established by Essex County (Leamington) United Mennonite to accommodate its growing membership. The two churches operated under one organization until 1981 when they became autonomous. Services have been in English only since 1985.

Bibliography

Driedger, N. N. The Leamington United Mennonite Church: Establishment and Development, 1925-1972. Leamington, ON: The Church, 1972, 176 pp.

Memories: Sixty Years of Mennonite Life in Essex and Kent Counties, 1925-1985. Leamington, ON: Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association, 1985, 78 pp.

Mennonite Reporter (2 February 1981): 4; (4 September 1989): 17; (17 October 1994): 18.

Additional Information

Address: 625 Mersea Road 6, R.R.5, Leamington, Ontario N8H 3V8

Telephone: 519-326-7928

Website: North Leamington United Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario (1954-1988)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada

General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM) (1954-1999)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-)

North Leamington United Mennonite Pastors

Name Years
of Service
Cornelius Driedger 1981-1989
Victor Kliewer 1989-2000
Bruce Wiebe 2000-Present
Cathrin van Sintern Dick (Associate) 2003-2012
Glyn Jones (Interim Supply) 2011
Alicia Good 2013-Present

Leamington United Mennonite Membership

Year Members
1985 489
1995 519
2000 506
2011 478


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published January 1989


Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "North Leamington United Mennonite Church (Leamington, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 16 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Leamington_United_Mennonite_Church_(Leamington,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105498.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (January 1989). North Leamington United Mennonite Church (Leamington, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Leamington_United_Mennonite_Church_(Leamington,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105498.




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