The Reinland Fellowship Mennonite Church started in 1994 when a group split off from the New Reinland Mennonite Church of Ontario. Their purpose was to maintain more conservative ways. Their worship and lifestyle are virtually the same as the Old Colony Mennonites. Worship is in the German language and ministers wear black. Women do not wear distinctive clothing.
This group relates to the Reinland Mennonite Church in Manitoba, whose bishop ordained their bishop. In 2008 the group is led by a bishop, five ministers, and a deacon. Three congregations were located in the Aylmer area with a total membership of 975. In 2009 the group had three congregations with a total membership of 725. In 2012 total membership had declined to 370.
Mennonite World Conference. World Directory = Directorio mundial = Répertoire mondial 2012: Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Related Churches = Iglesias Menonitas, de los Hermanos en Cristo y afines = Églises Mennonites, Frères en Christ et Apparentées. Kitchener, ON: Mennonite World Conference, 2012: 30.
Reimer, Margaret Loewen. One Quilt Many Pieces: A Guide to Mennonite Groups in Canada, 4th ed. Waterloo, ON and Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2008: 78.
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2013|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Reinland Fellowship Mennonite Church." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reinland_Fellowship_Mennonite_Church&oldid=103504.
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