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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.

Programs of the congregation include an Summer Bible School, as well as annual revival meetings.

[edit] Bibliography

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.

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Address: 44902 Cranbrook Rd., Brussels, Ontario

Denominational Affiliations:

Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario (1963-1976)

Midwest Mennonite Fellowship (1976-present)

[edit] Zion Mennonite Fellowship Pastors

Name Years of Service
Henry Martin 1964-1968
Moses Baer (Bishop) 1968-1978
David Huber 1969-1974
David Gingrich 1977-1981
Laverne Housser 1981-1985
Mark Gingerich (Interim) 1986-1990
Mervin Kuepfer 1999-Present
Paul Streicher 2008-Present

[edit] Zion Mennonite Fellowship Membership

Year Members
1975 31
1985 44
1995 24
2000 36
2012 54

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Map:Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published January 2014


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Steiner, Sam. "Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2014. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Brussels,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114905.

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Steiner, Sam. (January 2014). Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Brussels,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114905.




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