Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse (Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada)
In late 1954 or early 1955 at meeting was held at the North Woolwich Mennonite Meetinghouse to discuss overcrowding on Sunday mornings at services. The Ontario Old Order Mennonites had not built a new meetinghouse since they built South Peel in 1901.
A five-person committee composed of Isaiah Bauman, Henry Metzger, Ephraim Martin, Josiah G. Martin and Israel Gingrich investigated further and selected the current location that had previously been the location of a 19th century Olivet Wesleyan Methodist Church that was destroyed by a cyclone in 1922. The Old Order Mennonites retained that name for the new meetinghouse.
The first service in the new meetinghouse was held 26 July 1955 when 17 youth were baptized.
In 1981 the congregation constructed a 16-foot addition added to the men's side, enlarging the women's cloakroom. In 2017 71 families were primarily affiliated with Olivet.
Mennonite Reporter (3 April 1989): 14.
Weber, Urias. New beginnings: a history of the Old Order Mennonites of Ontario. Wallenstein, Ont.: Vineyard Publications, 2018: 76-78.
Address: 7557 4th Line, Wallenstein, Ontario N0B 2S0
Denominational Affiliations: Old Order Mennonite Church of Ontario
Ordained Leaders at the Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse
|Edward M. Bauman (1920-2002)
|Levi B. Bowman (1903-1989, Deacon)||1957-1989|
|Eli G. Martin (1936- )||1964-|
|Henry B. Bauman (1934- , Deacon)||1980-|
|Leonard F. Martin (1953- , Deacon)||2000-|
|Ammon M. Bauman (1954- )||2000-|
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||October 2019|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse (Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2019. Web. 20 Mar 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Olivet_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Wallenstein,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=164748.
Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2019). Olivet Mennonite Meetinghouse (Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 March 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Olivet_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Wallenstein,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=164748.
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