Classification scheme: 
IX-2

Title: Amish Mennonite Congregations (variously affiliated) collection

Dates of creation: 2020

Physical description: 10 pages of textual records

Administrative history: These congregations have their origins in two divisions from the original Amish Mennonite congregations in Ontario. The Mornington Amish Mennonite Church (Nafziger or Poole West) divided in 1903 from the original Mornington Amish Mennonite congregation (today, Poole Mennonite Church), and the Cedar Grove Amish Mennonite Church (or Lichti Church) was formed in 1911 from the Wellesley Amish Mennonite Church (now Maple View). Subsequently new congregations formed out of Mornington or Cedar Grove, either by division or outreach. These include: Pine Haven Amish Mennonite Church (Warren, Ontario), Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church (Milverton, Ontario), Fellowship Haven Amish Mennonite Church (Monkton, Ontario), Anchor of Hope Anabaptist Fellowship (Stratford, Ontario), Whitechurch Amish Mennonite Church (Whitechurch, Ontario), Salem Mennonite Fellowship (Atwood, Ontario) and Canaan Christian Fellowship (Athens, Ontario). Another congregation, Morningview Amish Mennonite Church (Newton, Ontario) was formed out of a division with the Old Order Amish. Fairhaven has established four mission churches in Ukraine: Kiev (1993), Berezyanka (2004), Shipintsi (2006) and Gorodetskoye (2011).

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by Bruce W. Jantzi in December 2020

Scope and content: The collection consists of a document compiled by Bruce W. Janzi in December 2020, entitled "Amish Mennonite Churches of Ontario: Record of Churches and Ordinations, 1903-2020." In addition to naming ordained leaders, the document gives a brief history and describes the relationships between the various congregations. Affiliations of these congregations vary from independent to Beachy Amish, Maranatha Amish Mennonite, and Midwest Mennonite Fellowship. Some of these congregations have switched affiliations more than once.

Notes:
Related encyclopedia entries  may be found in GAMEO.
Original archival description created 2022 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

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