Hutterites share a common ancestry with the Anabaptists, along with the Mennonites and Amish.They share many of the same beliefs and doctrine but where the Hutterites differ is their belief in sharing their possessions.
But it’s very common for people to share of that with others when the need arises.I simply go to the communal kitchen at the set time and enjoy delicious homemade meals and pastries!Admittedly, as this is such a normal part of our everyday life, we tend to take it for granted.We try to instill from a young age not to abuse these things.Hutterites are known to be very sociable people, enjoying interactions with other people, Hutterites and non-Hutterites alike.Until, we stop and think about it, for example as I’m writing this post.
That so much is done for us daily, truly is a blessing.
In many colonies we also have our own Hutterite people who are the teachers.
In most colonies, though there are non-Hutterite people, hired by the school divisions, who come to the colony to teach.
The show focuses on one of nearly 500 Hutterite Colonies – the King Ranch Colony in Montana which is made up of 59 people, almost all of whom are related.
But considering the Hutterites are a very private community, it was a surprise that the show's creators were able to get access at all.
Hutterite bishops are crying foul over a new show on the National Geographic Channel that they say distorts their community and way of life."American Colony: Meet the Hutterites" is the name of the reality series and while it aims to provide a glimpse into an otherwise private community, Hutterite leaders say much of it is contrived."What was promised by the producers to be a 'factual documentary' is, in fact, a distorted and exploitative version of Hutterite life that paints all 50,000 Hutterites in North America in a negative and inaccurate way.