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Evangelical United Brethren

Evangelical United Brethren

Photo by contributor Rhonda Fetterly - Posted April, 2004

The University of Waterloo

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2019

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Waterloo
In Hillside Park. Park on Macgregor Crescent where a public access trail leads to the park, and a footbridge over the creek. The plaque is on the north side of the creek directly in line with that bridge (facing northwest). Take the left branch of the forked trail, and you will soon find the plaque on the right, a few steps off the trail.


Coordinates: N 43 29.115 W 80 30.881

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Plaque Text

In August, 1839, a camp meeting was held in this vicinity by Bishop Joseph Seybert and five preachers, which resulted in the formation of Upper Canada's first Evangelical Church congregation. This church and the United Brethren in Christ had been founded in Pennsylvania about 1800 by German-speaking settlers. In 1836 missionaries from the Evangelical Church had preached in the Niagara Peninsula and in this region. Their first church in Canada was opened in 1841 at Berlin (Kitchener), and in 1864 a separate Canada Conference was established. In later years congregations were formed throughout Ontario and Western Canada, and in 1946 the Evangelical Church joined with the United Brethren to form the Evangelical United Brethren.

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