Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, Ontario, Canada)
The Glen Allan Mennonite Church was located on Main Street in Glen Allan. Interim pastor Winston Martin served in 1999 as a congregational leader. The congregation had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1963-1988), the Mennonite Church (1963-1999), the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada (1988-1999) and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada (1995-1999).
The congregation began services in 1944, and formally organized in 1949. The first building was occupied in 1944, with a subsequent building program in 1953. Amos Brubacher is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Waterloo County.
The congregation held its last service in August 1999. The building was sold to the New Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, an independent Mennonite congregation. A closing celebration service was held 12 September 1999. Funds garnered from the sale were used to support missionaries who had been sponsored by the congregation.
Gospel Herald (February 14, 1950), 162.
Brubacher, Tobias. "Diary of Glen Allan," 27 pp. MAO
Schott, Carla. 50 years at Glen Allan Mennonite Church, 1944-1994. Glen Allan : The Church, 1994.
Brubacher, Dianne. "Glen Allan hands Torch to New Congregation." Canadian Mennonite 3 (October 11, 1999): 26.
Weber, Linda. "A Brief History of Bethel, Berea, Moorefield, Glen Allan, and Listowel." Research paper, CGC, 1971, 37 pp.,
Mennonites in Canada collection, "1830-Moorefield," Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Table 1: Glen Allan Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders
|Menno Zehr (Interim)||1975/76|
|Willard Metzger (Interim)||1990/91|
|Winston Martin (Interim)||1997-1998|
Table 2: Glen Allan Mennonite Church Membership
|Author(s)||Joseph C. Fretz|
|Date Published||August 2003|
Cite This Article
Fretz, Joseph C. and Sam Steiner. "Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2003. Web. 16 Dec 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Glen_Allan_Mennonite_Church_(Glen_Allan,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=143282.
Fretz, Joseph C. and Sam Steiner. (August 2003). Glen Allan Mennonite Church (Glen Allan, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 December 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Glen_Allan_Mennonite_Church_(Glen_Allan,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=143282.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 525. All rights reserved.
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