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.
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.
 Additional Information
Worship Address: 2784 Cedarview Road, Ottawa, Ontario
 Pastoral Leaders at Church of the Living Word
|Date Published||January 2017|
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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.
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