Calvary Mennonite Church (Monetville, ON)

Classification scheme: 

Title: Calvary Mennonite Church (Monetville) fonds

Dates of creation: 1964, 1975, 1982, 1985

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The church was located just off Highway 64 in North Monetville.

In 1965 there were 24 members; in 1975, 37; in 1985, 46; in 1995, 54; in 2000, 30. The congregation has been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1956-1988), Mennonite Church (1956-1999), Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-) and Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-). The language of worship is English.

The congregation began services in 1945, and the first building was occupied in 1951, with subsequent building programs in 1964 and 1991. Paul Hunsberger is considered the founding leader of the group. The work emerged through outreach by the Ontario Mennonite Mission Board. It began as a Sunday school outreach in November 1945.

Pastoral leaders who have served the congregation include Paul Hunsberger (1945-1959), Simeon Martin (1960-1967), Floyd Schmucker (1967-1972), Hubert Lawrence (1972-1977), Abe Buhler (1978-1980), John Coffman (Interim, 1980/81), Tom Warner (1981-1983), Team Ministry, led by John Coffman (1983-1986), Philip Lichty (1987-1999), Lloyd Steeves (2000-2015). The congregation left Mennonite Church Eastern Canada to become an independent congregation in 2019.

Custodial history: The Monetville congregation has not made donations to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Scope and Content: There is one series: Informal records

For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.

An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO

Original archival description created February 2002 by Sam Steiner.

File list:

Series 1: Informal records

  1. Programs
    Church dedication program, 23 August 1964
  2. Clippings
  3. Historical summary
    "Mennonite Church record," ca. 1975

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