Endeavour Fellowship Chapel (Endeavour, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Endeavour Fellowship Chapel, a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference (EMC), began because of a positive response to Vacation Bible School held in Endeavour and the need of an evangelical church in the community. In 1960 Edwin and Violet Wright of Canora, Saskatchewan, were in charge of a Vacation Bible School in Endeavour. The positive attendance and interest indicated that a church should be started. A long-time resident of Endeavour, Tom Downey, an Irishman converted in the great revival in Ireland, had been praying for an evangelical church to start.
In late summer 1960 the first service was held outside of Tom Downey’s home. Later, town halls were rented. In 1961 the EMC Board of Missions purchased the Red Cross Outpost Hospital, and carpenters turned the previously unfinished upper floor into a chapel. By the end of 1962 the Wright family had moved to Endeavour to work full-time in the church. By 1963 it had a record Sunday School attendance of 104. A youth group began. Endeavour Fellowship Chapel, with 13 members, was accepted into the Evangelical Mennonite Conference at its annual convention in 1965.
In 2012, the average Sunday School attendance was 40 and the worship service attendance was 70. The language of worship was English.
Canadian Mennonite (1 December 1961): 7.
EMC Yearbook for 2012: Including a Record of the Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference July 6-8, 2012. Steinbach: Evangelical Mennonite Conference, 2012.
Hamm, Menno. "Endeavour Fellowship Chapel." The Messenger 33, no. 18 (25 October 1995): 5-7.
Moorhead, Lorne. Personal e-mail (23 January 2013).
Address: Box 111, Endeavour, SK S0A 0W0.
Endeavour Fellowship Chapel Ministers
|Pastoral Couple||Years of Service|
|Edwin & Violet Wright||1960-1966|
|Peter & Betty Friesen||1966-1968|
|Bill & Anne Buhler||1968-1977|
|Dave & Audrey Wiebe||1980-1984|
|Garry & Debbie Sawatzy||1984-1987|
|Lorne & Margaret Moorhead||1988-2000|
|Brad and Carol Steppan|
Endeavour Fellowship Chapel Membership
|Date Published||February 2013|
Cite This Article
Smith, Terry. "Endeavour Fellowship Chapel (Endeavour, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Endeavour_Fellowship_Chapel_(Endeavour,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=91699.
Smith, Terry. (February 2013). Endeavour Fellowship Chapel (Endeavour, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Endeavour_Fellowship_Chapel_(Endeavour,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=91699.
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