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The Zion Mennonite Fellowship at Kippen, Ontario began services in 1963, and formally organized in 1966. The first building was occupied in 1963. The congregation originated through outreach by the [[Countryside Mennonite Fellowship (Hawkesville, Ontario, Canada)|Heidelberg Conservative Mennonite Church]] in 1963.
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The Zion Mennonite Fellowship near Brussels, [[Ontario (Canada)|Ontario]] began services in December 1963 after a building was purchased from the Union United Church in Fall 1963 for $205. Initially services were held every other Sunday with speakers driving in from [[Waterloo County (Ontario, Canada)|Waterloo County]], Ontario. The congregation organized on 1 May 1965 as the Zion Conservative Mennonite Church. Zion was a venture by the still new [[Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario]]. Although [[Roth, Moses H. (1898-1978)|Moses Roth]] was the first bishop of the congregation, Moses Baer became a resident leader and bishop in 1968.  
  
Zion left the [[Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario|Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario]] in 1976 and joined the [[Midwest Mennonite Fellowship|Mid-West Mennonite Fellowship]] because they desired more congregational autonomy and less rigid enforcement of regulations on [[Dress|dress]], etc. The language of worship is English.
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Zion left the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario in 1976 and joined the new [[Midwest Mennonite Fellowship]] because it desired more congregational autonomy and less rigid enforcement of regulations on [[Dress|dress]], etc.
  
Minister Mervin Kuepfer was congregational leader in 2001.
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Programs of the congregation include an [[Summer Bible School]], as well as annual [[Revival Meetings|revival meetings]].
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Cressman, Kenneth. "The Development of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario." 1976, 70 pp. [http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
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Bean, Howard, ed. Midwest Mennonite Fellowship: History, Institutions, and Leaders, 1977-2011. Pennsylvania?: Midwest Mennonite Fellowship, 2011: 77-78
  
Cressman, Kenneth. "A Descriptive Analysis of the Conservative Mennonite Schisms in Ontario, 1956-1979." 1979, 92 pp. [http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
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Cressman, Kenneth. "The Development of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario." 1976, 70 pp. [https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
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Cressman, Kenneth. "A Descriptive Analysis of the Conservative Mennonite Schisms in Ontario, 1956-1979." 1979, 92 pp. [https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Location</strong>: The church is located 10 km east of Brussels, Ontario on Huron County Road 16, turn south to first road, then east. Church is 1 km on left.
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'''Address''': 44902 Cranbrook Rd., Brussels, Ontario
 
 
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
 
 
 
[[Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario|Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario]] (1963-1976)
 
  
[[Midwest Mennonite Fellowship|Midwest Mennonite Fellowship]] (1976-present)
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
<h3>Zion Mennonite Fellowship Membership</h3> <table class="vertical listing"> <tr> <th>Year
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[[Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario]] (1963-1976)
  
</th> <th>Members
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[[Midwest Mennonite Fellowship]] (1976-present)
  
</th> </tr>  <tr> <td>1975</td> <td align="right">31</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">44</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1995</td> <td align="right">24</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td align="right">36</td> </tr>  </table>
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== Zion Mennonite Fellowship Pastors ==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Name!!Years of Service
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|-
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| Henry Martin||1964-1968
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|-
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| Moses Baer (Bishop)||1968-1978
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|-
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| David Huber||1969-1974
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|-
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| David Gingrich||1977-1981
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|-
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| Laverne Housser||1981-1985
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|-
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| Mark Gingerich (Interim)||1986-1990
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|-
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| Mervin Kuepfer||1999-Present
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|-
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| Paul Streicher||2008-Present
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|-
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|}
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== Zion Mennonite Fellowship Membership ==
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{|  class="wikitable" style="text-align: right;"  
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! Year !! Members
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|-
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| 1975 || 31
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|-
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| 1985 || 44
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|-
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| 1995 || 24
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|-
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| 2000 || 36
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|-
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| 2012 || 54
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|}
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= Map =
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[[Map:Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada)]]
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Revision as of 21:17, 7 January 2014

The Zion Mennonite Fellowship near Brussels, Ontario began services in December 1963 after a building was purchased from the Union United Church in Fall 1963 for $205. Initially services were held every other Sunday with speakers driving in from Waterloo County, Ontario. The congregation organized on 1 May 1965 as the Zion Conservative Mennonite Church. Zion was a venture by the still new Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario. Although Moses Roth was the first bishop of the congregation, Moses Baer became a resident leader and bishop in 1968.

Zion left the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario in 1976 and joined the new Midwest Mennonite Fellowship because it desired more congregational autonomy and less rigid enforcement of regulations on dress, etc.

Programs of the congregation include an Summer Bible School, as well as annual revival meetings.

Bibliography

Bean, Howard, ed. Midwest Mennonite Fellowship: History, Institutions, and Leaders, 1977-2011. Pennsylvania?: Midwest Mennonite Fellowship, 2011: 77-78

Cressman, Kenneth. "The Development of the Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario." 1976, 70 pp. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Cressman, Kenneth. "A Descriptive Analysis of the Conservative Mennonite Schisms in Ontario, 1956-1979." 1979, 92 pp. Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 44902 Cranbrook Rd., Brussels, Ontario

Denominational Affiliations:

Conservative Mennonite Church of Ontario (1963-1976)

Midwest Mennonite Fellowship (1976-present)

Zion Mennonite Fellowship Pastors

Name Years of Service
Henry Martin 1964-1968
Moses Baer (Bishop) 1968-1978
David Huber 1969-1974
David Gingrich 1977-1981
Laverne Housser 1981-1985
Mark Gingerich (Interim) 1986-1990
Mervin Kuepfer 1999-Present
Paul Streicher 2008-Present

Zion Mennonite Fellowship Membership

Year Members
1975 31
1985 44
1995 24
2000 36
2012 54

Map

Map:Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published January 2014

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Steiner, Sam. "Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2014. Web. 22 Jan 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Brussels,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105391.

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Steiner, Sam. (January 2014). Zion Mennonite Fellowship (Brussels, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 January 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Brussels,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105391.




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