Calvary Mennonite Church (Monetville, Ontario)

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Calvary Mennonite Church (Monetville, Ontario)

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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.


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