Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
The Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, began services in 1980, and formally organized as a congregation in the Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario in 1981. The congregation came together to provide a Mennonite Anabaptist presence in Mississauga and draws members from Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and Toronto. Many of its members had formerly been part of the Toronto United Mennonite Church.
The congregation has always placed an emphasis on lay leadership. It has never had a full-time pastor, and has gone stretches of time with no one identified with that role. Worship leading and preaching has often been done by members of the congregation. It has always met in rented facilities, primarily the Erindale Secondary School in Mississauga.
Decision-making took place in monthly "fellowship meetings." Each fall began with a covenant and recommitment Sunday. Membership has been determined by the number of active participants.
Mennonite Reporter (27 October 1980): 16; (28 September 1981): 4; (12 October 1981): 13.
Fieguth, Margot. "Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship." MCEC Reflections (1988): 48.
Fieguth, Margot. "Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship - History." 1988, 3 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Address: Churchhill Postal Outlet, P.O. Box 26012, Mississauga, ON L5L 5W7
Location: Gardner Hall of Erindale United Church, 1444 Dundas Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5C 1E9
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Pastoral Leaders at Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship
|Jean Lehn Epp||1996-2006|
|Lori Guenther Reesor||2003-2006|
Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship Membership
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||December 2016|
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Steiner, Samuel J. "Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2016. Web. 27 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mississauga_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Mississauga,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=166021.
Steiner, Samuel J. (December 2016). Mississauga Mennonite Fellowship (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mississauga_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Mississauga,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=166021.
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