In the late 1700’s a stream of Mennonites began migrating from Pennsylvania to Upper Canada. By the early 1800’s they reached the land on what is now Kitchener-Waterloo, and established a settlement there. We now understand that this land was part of the Haldimand Tract, a highly disputed tract of land, traditionally inhabited by the […]

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First Mennonite Church 800 King St. E., Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2M6(519) 744-6574Church Office Hours:Tuesday noon – 4 pm Wednesday & Thursday 10 am – 4 pm Friday 10 am – 2 pm Email Church Office – office@firstmennonitekitchener.ca Contact Staff Barbara BurkardAdministrative Assistant(519) 744-6574 Rene BaergenLead Pastor(519) 744-6574 ext. 202 Christina EdmistonPastor(519) 744-6574 ext. 203 Nancy BrubakerPastor(519) 744-6574 ext. […]

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At First Mennonite Church, we are doing our best to follow God’s call to us to be a spiritual family that worships, serves and grows in faith together across boundaries of language and culture. Our community includes people from diverse cultural, racial, socio-economic and denominational backgrounds. In our vision statement, we recognize ourselves to be […]

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Rene Baergen, Lead Pastor Rene is excited to be part of a many-cultured congregation and treasures the opportunity to come together, in worship, over coffee or on the soccer pitch, to witness to the boundary-breaking love of our God. He completed a PhD in Biblical Studies (Emmanuel College, University of Toronto) and has taught in seminaries in […]

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