The Zion Mennonite Fellowship near Brussels, Ontario began services in December 1963 after a building was purchased from the Union United Church in Fall 1963 for $205. Initially services were held every other Sunday with speakers driving in from Waterloo County, Ontario. The congregation organized on 1 May 1965 as the Zion Conservative Mennonite Church. Zion was a venture by the still new Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario. Although Moses Roth was the first bishop of the congregation, Moses Baer became a resident leader and bishop in 1968.
Zion left the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario in 1976 and joined the new Midwest Mennonite Fellowship because it desired more congregational autonomy and less rigid enforcement of regulations on dress, etc.
In 2014 the church had 65 members and was a member of the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship. The congregational leaders were Ministers Mervin Kuepfer and Paul Streicher and Deacon Franklin Roth.
Bean, Howard, ed. Midwest Mennonite Fellowship: History, Institutions, and Leaders, 1977-2011. Pennsylvania?: Midwest Mennonite Fellowship, 2011: 77-78
Cressman, Kenneth. "The Development of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario." 1976, 70 pp. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Cressman, Kenneth. "A Descriptive Analysis of the Conservative Mennonite Schisms in Ontario, 1956-1979." 1979, 92 pp. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Mennonite Church Directory 2014. Harrisonburg, VA: Christian Light Publications, Inc., 2014: 98.
 Additional Information
Address: 44902 Cranbrook Rd., Brussels, Ontario
Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario (1963-1976)
Midwest Mennonite Fellowship (1976-present)
 Zion Mennonite Fellowship Pastors
|Name||Years of Service|
|Moses Baer (Bishop)||1968-1978|
|Mark Gingerich (Interim)||1986-1990|
 Zion Mennonite Fellowship Membership
|Date Published||January 2014|
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Steiner, Sam. "Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2014. Web. 23 Oct 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Brussels,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=130975.
Steiner, Sam. (January 2014). Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Brussels,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=130975.
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