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Zeist, a town in the Dutch province of Utrecht, the seat of a Mennonite congregation, which was founded as a Kring (circle) on 16 June 1929 and organized as a congregation on 23 March 1931. From January 1921 until 1929 meetings were held at Zeist more or less regularly. A meetinghouse was built at Zeist in 1931, dedicated on 10 January 1932, by Tj. Kielstra. The first pastor of the Zeist congregation was C. Nijdam, serving 1933-1946, followed by W. Mesdag.

The baptized membership, numbering c100 when the congregation was founded, was 339 in 1958. Church activities included two women's circles and a Sunday school for children. A home for the aged, called Schaerweyde, was opened at Zeist on 13 October 1951.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Zeist (Utrecht, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 2 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zeist_(Utrecht,_Netherlands)&oldid=78998.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Zeist (Utrecht, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zeist_(Utrecht,_Netherlands)&oldid=78998.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1022. All rights reserved.


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