In 1911 a congregation was organized in the Waldheim, Saskatchewan as a second group along with the Langham group to form the Zoar Mennonite Church. They met in rented facilities. In 1912, they built their own meeting house. In 1917 they joined the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. The meeting house was renovated in 1958. In 1960 there was a division which led to the formation of a new congregation, Grace Mennonite Mission, in 1961. Nicholas Toews is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from Kansas, Minnesota, North and South Dakota and from the Soviet Union.
The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1950s.
"1890-Waldheim." Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Adrian, Dorothy. "Waldheim Zoar Mennonite Church, 1910-1972." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1973, 71 pp., Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Bartel, Ken. "The Split of the Waldheim Zoar Mennonite Church 1960-1961." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1982, 19 pp., Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Canadian Mennonite (18 November 1960): 9; (17 March 2008): 17; (12 November 2012): 21.
Schmide, Edward D. "A Short History of the Zoar Mennonite Congregation at Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada." Research paper, n.d., 30 pp.
Address: Box 368, Waldheim, SK S0K 4R0; the church is located at 4009 - 2nd Avenue East, Waldheim, Saskatchewan
Website: Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim
Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan / Mennonite Church Saskatchewan
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1928-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1917-1999)
Zoar Mennonite Church Leading Ministers
|J. C. Peters||1910-1916|
|John L. Zacharias||1932-1957|
|Jacob R. Schmidt||1929-1941|
|Jacob C. Schmidt||1943-1944|
|I. V. Schmidt||1956-1958|
|Henry Funk|| 1962-1964|
|Henry Block (interim)||2008-2009|
|Henry & Erna Funk||2009-2011|
Zoar Mennonite Church Membership
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2012|
Cite This Article
Friesen, Bert and Richard D. Thiessen. "Zoar Mennonite Church (Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 22 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoar_Mennonite_Church_(Waldheim,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=112634.
Friesen, Bert and Richard D. Thiessen. (November 2012). Zoar Mennonite Church (Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoar_Mennonite_Church_(Waldheim,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=112634.
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