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Church of the Living Word choir. Mennonite Church Eastern Canada photo
Tenth anniversary service of Church of the Living World
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A group of Habesha (Ethiopian and Eritrean people) began meeting in homes in Ottawa, Ontario in October 2005. When seeking a larger location for worship, a member with connections to the Meserete Kristos Church (Mennonite Church in Ethiopia) suggested contacting the Ottawa Mennonite Church. They were warmly welcomed and worshiped there on Sunday afternoons for a time. Later they rented space at the Cedarview Alliance Church located closer to the areas of the city in which most of the members lived. The worship service is held in Amharic, the Sunday school for children is in English. Approximately 50 persons actively participate, half of whom are children. The congregation formally affiliated with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada as an emerging congregation in April 2009.

In 2017 Getachew Woldeyes was the pastoral leader. Because of a significant Ethiopian population in nearby Nepean, Living Word in late 2016 began looking for a space to purchase, even a house, to use a base for ministry and outreach in at that area.

[edit] Bibliography

Rogalsky, Dave. "Church wants to spread the 'Living Word'" Canadian Mennonite 20, no. 24 (7 December 2016). Web. 9 January 2017. http://www.canadianmennonite.org/stories/church-wants-spread-%E2%80%98living-word%E2%80%99.

"Welcome to the Church of the Living Word in Ottawa." 22nd Annual Church Gathering Workbook. Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (24-25 April 2009): 26.

[edit] Additional Information

Worship Address: 2784 Cedarview Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Phone: 613-204-1331

Website: http://www.churchoflivingwordottawa.com

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Mennonite Church Canada

[edit] Pastoral Leaders at Church of the Living Word

Name Years
of Service
Getachew Woldeyes 2009-present


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published January 2017


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Steiner, Sam. "Church of the Living Word (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2017. Web. 18 Jan 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Church_of_the_Living_Word_(Ottawa,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=143110.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (January 2017). Church of the Living Word (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 January 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Church_of_the_Living_Word_(Ottawa,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=143110.




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