West Hills Mennonite Fellowship (Baden, Ontario, Canada)
The West Hills Mennonite Fellowship in Baden, Ontario, Canada began services in 1991 and formally organized in 1994. The congregation originated through outreach by a group of interested individuals primarily from the Steinmann Mennonite Church.
Originally the group met in the former Baden Mennonite Church, until that building burned in April 2000. After using temporary facilities, the congregation then moved to a countryside location in North Easthope Township of Perth County, and purchased the church building in 2003 from a United Church of Canada congregation for the sum of ten dollars plus legal costs.
In late 2013, in a desire to return to the Baden community, the congregation purchased a former commercial property in the town of Baden, with plans to transfer the countryside property to the non-denominational Appletree Community Church in early 2015. Renovation of the Baden property began in 2014 with plans to complete the project in 2015. West Hills will share space with the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church at 60 Mill Street in Baden during the period between transferring the countryside property and completion of the renovation.
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Coxson, Doug. "Westhills Church buys former Baden Emporium for new church and community space." New Hamburg Independent (12 November 2013). Web. http://www.newhamburgindependent.ca/news/westhills-church-buys-former-baden-emporium-for-new-church-and-community-space/.
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Address 846 Nafziger Road, Baden, ON, N3A 3G6; the address of the facility under renovation is: 43 Snyder’s Road E, Baden, ON, N3A 2V3
[Co-ordinates of original meeting house pictured above: 43.443056 -80.788611 (43° 26' 35" N 80° 47' 19" W)]
Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
Membership at West Hills
Pastoral Leaders at West Hills
|Stan & Marie Gingerich||1994-2003|
|Harold & Judy Shantz||2003-2007|
|Jodie Perkins||2009-November 2010|
|Sean East||November 2010-August 2020|
|Author(s)||Samuel J Steiner|
|Date Published||December 2014|
Cite This Article
Steiner, Samuel J. "West Hills Mennonite Fellowship (Baden, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2014. Web. 23 Apr 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=West_Hills_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Baden,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=169267.
Steiner, Samuel J. (December 2014). West Hills Mennonite Fellowship (Baden, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=West_Hills_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Baden,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=169267.
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