The Toronto United Mennonite congregation began services in 1930s, and formally organized in 1948. The first building was occupied in 1956, with a subsequent building program in 1997. Prior to 1956 the congregation met in homes. H. A. Claassen is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through urbanization from rural Ontario beginning 1928.
The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1940s.
In 1997 Toronto United Mennonite shared space with the New Life Faith Community in a new facility.
Mennonite Reporter (30 May 1977): 11; (28 July 1997): 2.
CMC Nexus (October 1996): 10.
Unpublished congregational history, 1960, 2 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre
25th Anniversary Year: Toronto United Mennonite Church. 1974, 11 pp.
Address: 1774 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4L 1G7; the church is located at Queen and Lark Streets.
Website: Toronto United Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada
General Conference Mennonite Church (1956-1999)
Toronto United Mennonite Church Leading Ministers
|Minister||Years of Service|
|H. A. Claassen||1948|
|Frank P. Dyck||1949-1950|
|William W. "Bill" Dick||1950-1961|
|Nicholas "Nick" Dick||1961-1968|
|Ed & Marianne Enns (lay leaders)||1968-1969|
|Helmut Harder (interim)||1969-1970|
|Osiah Horst (interim)||1986-1987|
|David Brubacher (interim)||2007-2009|
Toronto United Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||October 2013|
Cite This Article
Epp, Marlene. "Toronto United Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2013. Web. 23 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_United_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105500.
Epp, Marlene. (October 2013). Toronto United Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_United_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105500.
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