Mapleton Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Mapleton Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada)

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Mapleton Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse

The Mapleton Old Order Mennonite district originated from overcrowding at the Klearview Meetinghouse. The decision to build the new meetinghouse was made in 2005, but due to changes in provincial regulations and short term opposition from neighbors, construction did not take place until early 2008.

In anticipation of the new building, Paul Martin was ordained as a minister in November 2007. The first service was held 6 July 2008. Initially services were held every three weeks, but later changed to the typical every other Sunday.

As of March 2016 Mapleton included 34 households.

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: 89-91.

Additional Information

Address: 8409 Concession Road 3, Listowel, Ontario

Mapleton Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders

Ministers Years of Service Deacons Years of Service
Paul M. Martin 2007- Phares M. Martin 2008-


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published October 2019


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Mapleton Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Mapleton Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2019. Web. 15 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mapleton_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Mapleton_Township,_Wellington_County,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165161.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2019). Mapleton Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Mapleton Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mapleton_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Mapleton_Township,_Wellington_County,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165161.




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