Elmadale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Listowel, Ontario, Canada)

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Elmadale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse, 2019

The Elmadale Old Order Mennonite district was originally the West district of the Klearview Meetinghouse. Eli Brubacher was ordained minister for the Klearview West district in 2012, and David Horst was ordained deacon in 2013. In 2013 when the the Klearview West district was renamed Elmadale there were 28 families in the Elmadale district.

Elmadale and Klearview continued to share the same meetinghouse. On occasions when the Klearview and Elmadale districts were scheduled for services on the same Sunday, Elmadale held services in the basement of the Pleasant View School. Elmadale was divided into North and South districts during the winter months. As of March 2016 Elmadale included 31 households. In 2017 a new meetinghouse was built at 7506 Road 140, Listowel, Ontario

An accurate count of members is not always available because Old Order Mennonites think of themselves as members of the church at large and not just the immediate congregation. The Old Order also do not see the quantity of members as indicative of the congregation's importance.  When people move from one geographical area to another, they automatically "belong to" the congregation whose meetinghouse is closest to their home. No membership transfer takes place from the former location.

Bibliography

Weber, Urias. New beginnings: a history of the Old Order Mennonites of Ontario. Wallenstein, Ont.: Vineyard Publications, 2018: 85-88.

Additional Information

Address: 7506 Road 140, Listowel, Ontario

Elmadale Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders

Ministers Years of Service Deacons Years of Service
Eli B. Brubacher 2012- David W. Horst 21 May 2013-


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published October 2019


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Elmadale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Listowel, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2019. Web. 15 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmadale_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Listowel,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165153.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2019). Elmadale Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Listowel, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Elmadale_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Listowel,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165153.




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