Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)
The Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church began as an English-language outgrowth of the Scott St. Mennonite Brethren Church. It officially organized on 16 February 1964 when 156 persons became charter members. Walter Unger provided leadership during the earliest period.
The congregation grew rapidly, with a gymnasium and other facilities added in 1968.
In 1966 open air drive-in services were begun in the summer and a radio ministry was launched in 1969. From 1978 to 1987 the congregation operated a Nursery School. In 1980 they were partners in starting another congregation in the area, Fairview-Louth.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. "Fairview MB Church." Web. 8 November 2012. http://cmbs.mennonitebrethren.ca/inst_records/fairview-mennonite-brethren-church-st-catharines-on/
Canadian Mennonite (5 May 1964): 3.
Friesen, Ron. "A decade of growth at Fairview Church." Mennonite Brethren Herald 13, no. 6 (22 March 1974): 12.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 50; (12 May 1989): 21; (10 June 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/08/transitions.en.html; (23 September 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/13/transitions.en.html.
Unger, Walter. "Fairview M.B. Church." Mennonite Brethren Herald 3, no. 35 (4 September 1964): 9.
When Your Children Shall Ask: A History of the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1957-1982 (1982): 62-64.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: http://cmbs.mennonitebrethren.ca/inst_records/fairview-mennonite-brethren-church-st-catharines-on/.
Address: 455 Geneva St., St. Catharines, ON, L2N 2H2
Website: Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church
Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1964-present)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1963-2002)
Fairview MB Church Leading Ministers
|Henry Petkau (interim)||1993|
|Don Craw (interim)||2009-2012|
|Brian Reynolds (interim)||2015-present|
Fairview MB Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2012|
Cite This Article
Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2012. Web. 24 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147102.
Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (November 2012). Fairview Mennonite Brethren Church (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fairview_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(St._Catharines,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147102.
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