The St. Catharines United Mennonite congregation in St. Catharines, Ontario began services in 1942, and formally organized in 1945 by 16-18 families who had moved to the city or settled on neighboring fruit farms. The first building was occupied in 1945, with subsequent building programs in 1949 and 1967. The congregation originated through urbanization from Leamington, Niagara and Vineland. Wilhelm Schellenberg from the Leamington area is considered the founding leader of the group. The language of worship is English and German; the transition from German occurred in the 1960s.
Canadian Mennonite (12 July 1966): 16; (6 November 1970): 10.
Mennonite Reporter (28 November 1994): 17; (27 November 1995): 16.
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 Archives of Ontario
50th anniversary of the St. Catharines United Mennonite Church, 1945-1995. St. Catharines: The Church, 1995, 182 pp.
Address: Box 20299, 335 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines, ON L2M 7M7
General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM) (1947-1999)
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
St. Catharines United Mennonite Pastoral Leaders
|Henry P. Epp|| 1959-1968|
|John R. Friesen||1984-1991|
|Randy Dueck (Assistant)||2001-2004|
| Grant Gordon
|Jason Brown (Associate)||2009-2013|
|Liana Brown (Associate)||2009-2013|
|Randy Klaassen (Associate)||2012-Present|
St. Catharines United Mennonite Membership
|Author(s)||F. J. Andres|
|Date Published||April 1986|
Cite This Article
Andres, F. J. and Marlene Epp. "St. Catharines United Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 1986. Web. 26 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=St._Catharines_United_Mennonite_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=112743.
Andres, F. J. and Marlene Epp. (April 1986). St. Catharines United Mennonite Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=St._Catharines_United_Mennonite_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=112743.
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