Valleyview Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada)

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The Valleyview Old Order Mennonite meetinghouse is located near Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. The first Old Order Mennonite family moved to this area of Eastern Ontario in 1999. By 2016 there were 45 families in the Lindsay settlement which had North, South and East districts.

The first several years there were only services when a minister voluntarily visited. By 2002 ministers were scheduled to visit every six weeks, except in winter time. Finally in 2006 the first local ordinations took place for a minister and deacon.

The first school, Cedar Heights, was established in 2005. Worship services were held at the school until the Valleyview meetinghouse was built in 2009. A second school opened in 2015.

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. People automatically "belong" to the congregation whose meetinghouse is closest to their home.

Bibliography

Weber, Urias. New beginnings: a history of the Old Order Mennonites of Ontario. Wallenstein, Ont.: Vineyard Publications, 2018: 172-173.

Additional Information

Address: 504 King's Wharf Road, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario

Valleyview Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders

Ministers Years of Service Deacons Years of Service
Landis Martin 31 October 2006- Daniel Frey 31 October 2006-
Cleason Gingrich
(Bishop)
12 August 2008-2016
25 October 2016-
 


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published October 2019


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Valleyview Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2019. Web. 16 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Valleyview_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Kawartha_Lakes,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165965.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (October 2019). Valleyview Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Valleyview_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Kawartha_Lakes,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=165965.




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