Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)

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Adventskerk, Zoetermeer.
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Zoetermeer, a village in the Dutch province of South Holland, in the 17th century the seat of a Flemish Mennonite congregation, usually called Zoetermeer and Zegwaard. Concerning its history very little is known. It was always subsidized by Rotterdam and other Mennonite congregations. About 1695 Jan van Gaveren was its preacher, but its pulpit was mostly vacant. In 1710-11 this very small church contributed 26 guilders to the relief of the Swiss Brethren, but soon after, according to a letter by the church board of Rotterdam of 13 March 1713, it dissolved.

In the mid-1970s, a Mennonite group developed in Zoetermeer, the Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zoetermeer, and worked together with other liberal Christian groups. Together they formed the Vrijzinnig Christelijke Geloofsgemeenschap te Zoetermeer (Liberal Christian Faith Community in Zoetermeer). The group meets in the Adventskerk.


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Additional Information

Congregation: Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Zoetermeer

Address: Julianalaan 3, 2712 CB Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Telephone: 079-3166176

Church website: Vrijzinnig Christelijke Geloofsgemeenschap te Zoetermeer

Denominational affiliation:

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published October 2014

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. "Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2014. Web. 17 Jun 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoetermeer_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=125968.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der and Richard D. Thiessen. (October 2014). Zoetermeer (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 June 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zoetermeer_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=125968.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1035. All rights reserved.

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