The Woodside Conservative Mennonite Church is an outgrowth of the Pineview Conservative Mennonite Church at Barwick, Ontario. Families scattered to the west of the Rainy River church district had driven up to 30 miles to attend services. Because of this distance and the growth of the Pineview congregation, it was decided to start an outreach in another area.
In summer 1983 occasional worship services were held in member's homes on Sunday mornings. The following summer biweekly midweek services were also held in homes.
The Woodside meeting house was built in summer 1987, and the first worship service was held 26 July 1987. The congregation was formally organized on 29 July 1987 with twenty charter members. Carl E. Martin was released from his ministerial responsibilities at the Pineview congregation, as served as minister in charge at Woodside at that time. Initial bishop oversight came from Henry M. Martin of Wallenstein, ON. An assisting minister was ordained in 1993. The congregation is part of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario.
Woodside Conservative Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders
|Henry M. Martin (Bishop)||1987-1991|
|Carl E. Martin (ordained 1981)||1987-|
|Timothy J. Martin (Deacon)||1988-|
|Cleason Martin (Bishop)||1991-|
Woodside Conservative Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Carl E Martin|
|Date Published||December 2003|
Cite This Article
Martin, Carl E. "Woodside Conservative Mennonite Church (Stratton, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2003. Web. 26 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Woodside_Conservative_Mennonite_Church_(Stratton,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=62066.
Martin, Carl E. (December 2003). Woodside Conservative Mennonite Church (Stratton, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Woodside_Conservative_Mennonite_Church_(Stratton,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=62066.
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