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The White Pines Old Order Mennonite meetinghouse is located in the former Walford United Church, Walford, Ontario, Canada. The first Old Order Mennonite families moved to this area 100 km west of Sudbury on Highway 17 in 2006, although investigation of the area began as early as 2004. Nine families moved in 2006, followed by four more families in 2007. In 2017 the settlement included about 25 households.

The first several years there were only services in homes when a minister occasionally visited. John M. Weber was ordained as the first minister for the community on 27 May 2008 in David Frey's welding shop. The first service in the former United Church, which was purchased for $2000, took place on 8 June 2008. As the settlement grew, a second meetinghouse/school was established south of Massey on Lee Valley Road.

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: 177-204.

Additional Information

Address: 530 Highway 17, Walford, Ontario

White Pines Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse Ordained Leaders

Ministers Years of Service Deacons Years of Service
John M. Weber
(Bishop)
27 May 2008-19 May 2015
19 May 2015-
Stuart Martin
(formerly at Linwood)
2006-
John W. Bauman 9 June 2009-  


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2019


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Steiner, Samuel J. "White Pines Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Walford, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2019. Web. 16 Nov 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=White_Pines_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Walford,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=166013.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (November 2019). White Pines Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse (Walford, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 November 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=White_Pines_Old_Order_Mennonite_Meetinghouse_(Walford,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=166013.




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