Good News Fellowship (Ferndale, Washington, USA)

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Good News Fellowship in Ferndale, Washington started in 1980 when ten families from the Birch Bay Mennonite Brethren Church felt led by God to plant a church in Ferndale under the leadership of Pastor Harold Schroeder.

In August 1977 the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Board of Home Missions, encouraged by members of the Birch Bay Mennonite Brethren Church, sponsored a demographic study in the North Bellingham/East Ferndale community of Washington state, confirming the potential of establishing a new church. Their vision was to establish a Bible-teaching fellowship in the area. By 1979 the Birch Bay congregation had voted to support a daughter church, and ten families from the congregation began meeting in Ferndale for weekly Bible studies under the leadership of Pastor Harold Schroeder from Visalia, California. Good News Fellowship held their first Sunday morning service on 6 January 1980 with 44 people in attendance.

A facility was built and dedicated in 1981. An addition was added in 1983 and a Youth-Education-Gym facility constructed in 1989-90. The Worship Center was enlarged in 1993 to double its capacity. An additional Sunday School wing was added in 1994.

In 1990 the church, along with Birch Bay Bible Community Church, helped to organize Community Bible Fellowship in Bellingham, Washington.

Bibliography

"The Church's History." Good News Fellowship. 2013. Web. 6 October 2014. http://goodnewsfellowship.org/church-info/the-churchs-history.

"Good News Fellowship Church of the Mennonite Brethren: February 2008." Good News Fellowship. 2008. Web. 6 October 2014. http://goodnewsfellowship.org/docs/gnfinfopackage.pdf.

Archival Records

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Fresno, CA: Record Group CB543.

Additional Information

Address: 1252 West Axton Road, Ferndale WA 98248

Phone: 360-384-1515

Website Good News Fellowship

Denominational Affiliation:

Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

U. S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Good News Fellowship Ministers

Minister Years
Harold Schroeder 1979-1993
Skip Suess 1994-2007
Bill Koogler 2008-present

Map

Map:Good News Fellowship, Ferndale, Washington


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2014


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Good News Fellowship (Ferndale, Washington, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2014. Web. 16 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Good_News_Fellowship_(Ferndale,_Washington,_USA)&oldid=138844.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (October 2014). Good News Fellowship (Ferndale, Washington, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Good_News_Fellowship_(Ferndale,_Washington,_USA)&oldid=138844.




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