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In 2006 Bindu and Trish Sidhu began gathering people together who had a vision for an intentionally intercultural church in Abbotsford. Services began in fall 2006 with the assistance of the [[British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|British Columbia (BC) Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches]]. The congregation joined the BC MB conference in May 2007. In 2008 the congregation had an average Sunday attendance of 165, meeting at the Rick Hanson Secondary School, located in a predominantly Indo-Canadian area of Abbotsford. By 2010 the congregation had a membership of 68 and an average Sunday attendance of 190.
 
In 2006 Bindu and Trish Sidhu began gathering people together who had a vision for an intentionally intercultural church in Abbotsford. Services began in fall 2006 with the assistance of the [[British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches|British Columbia (BC) Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches]]. The congregation joined the BC MB conference in May 2007. In 2008 the congregation had an average Sunday attendance of 165, meeting at the Rick Hanson Secondary School, located in a predominantly Indo-Canadian area of Abbotsford. By 2010 the congregation had a membership of 68 and an average Sunday attendance of 190.
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In 2014 the congregation began meeting on Saturday evenings at [[Emmanuel Mennonite Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)|Emmanuel Mennonite Church]] in Abbotsford, and on 1 May 2015, moved into the building formerly owned by [[Clearbrook Mennonite Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)|Clearbrook Mennonite Church]].
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. <em>Directory 2007-2008 &amp; Annual Convention Minutes, May 4 &amp; 5, 2007</em>. Abbotsford, BC: British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 2007: 1.
 
British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. <em>Directory 2007-2008 &amp; Annual Convention Minutes, May 4 &amp; 5, 2007</em>. Abbotsford, BC: British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 2007: 1.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Mailing address</strong>: Box 307, Abbotsford Station A, Abbotsford BC V2T 6Z6
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'''Address''': 32027 Peardonville Rd. Abbotsford, BC V2T 1M2
  
<strong>Location</strong>: Rick Hanson Secondary School, 31150 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford, BC
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'''Telephone''': 778-856-4249
  
<strong>Website</strong>: [http://www.thelc.net The Life Centre]
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'''Website''': [http://tlccommunity.ca The Life Centre]
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
 
<span class="link-external">[http://www.bcmb.org/ British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]</span> (2007-present)
 
<span class="link-external">[http://www.bcmb.org/ British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]</span> (2007-present)
  
<span class="link-external">[http://www.mbconf.ca/ Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches]</span> (2007-present)
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[http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/ Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches] (2007-present)
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=== The Life Centre Ministers ===
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! Minister !! Years
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| Bindu Sidhu || 2006-2015
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| Ed Balzer (interim) || 2015-present
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[[Category:Churches]]
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[[Category:British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Congregations]]
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[[Category:Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Congregations]]
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[[Category:British Columbia Congregations]]
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[[Category:Canadian Congregations]]

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In 2006 Bindu and Trish Sidhu began gathering people together who had a vision for an intentionally intercultural church in Abbotsford. Services began in fall 2006 with the assistance of the British Columbia (BC) Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches. The congregation joined the BC MB conference in May 2007. In 2008 the congregation had an average Sunday attendance of 165, meeting at the Rick Hanson Secondary School, located in a predominantly Indo-Canadian area of Abbotsford. By 2010 the congregation had a membership of 68 and an average Sunday attendance of 190.

In 2014 the congregation began meeting on Saturday evenings at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, and on 1 May 2015, moved into the building formerly owned by Clearbrook Mennonite Church.

[edit] Bibliography

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Directory 2007-2008 & Annual Convention Minutes, May 4 & 5, 2007. Abbotsford, BC: British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 2007: 1.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 32027 Peardonville Rd. Abbotsford, BC V2T 1M2

Telephone: 778-856-4249

Website: The Life Centre

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2007-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2007-present)

[edit] The Life Centre Ministers

Minister Years
Bindu Sidhu 2006-2015
Ed Balzer (interim) 2015-present


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2016


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MLA style

Thiessen, Richard D. "Life Centre, The (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2016. Web. 29 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Life_Centre,_The_(Abbotsford,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=133898.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (March 2016). Life Centre, The (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Life_Centre,_The_(Abbotsford,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=133898.




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