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 for the sum of one dollar.
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 another Baden congregation during the period between transferring the countryside property and completion of the renovation.
Pastor Harold Shantz began service in September 2003 as a congregational leader after the retirement of Stan Gingerich..
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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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Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
Pastoral Leaders at West Hills
|Stan & Marie Gingerich||1994-2003|
|Harold & Judy Shantz||2003-2007|
|Sean East||November 2010-present|
|Date Published||December 2014|
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Steiner, Sam. "West Hills Mennonite Fellowship (Baden, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2014. Web. 28 Sep 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=West_Hills_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Baden,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=128415.
Steiner, Sam. (December 2014). West Hills Mennonite Fellowship (Baden, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 September 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=West_Hills_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Baden,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=128415.
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