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Markham Chinese Mennonite Church sign.
Source: Congregation's website

In the spring of 1990, the Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church, with the encouragement of its former pastor, Winfred Soong, formed a church planting committee led by Lai Mak to explore possibilities in the rapidly growing Chinese community in Markham, Ontario. They were encouraged by the Hagerman Mennonite church, which lent free use of its location and facilities.

The group started with Bible studies, followed by Sunday afternoon worship services and various children programs. In 1993 the Markham Chinese Mennonite Church was accepted as an emerging congregation in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. In 1995 it began to hold worship services on Sunday mornings in a different part of the building, and shared its Sunday school program with Hagerman Mennonite for children and youth.

The partnership between the congregations increased when Markham Chinese Mennonite purchased the parsonage adjacent to the church from Hagerman. Although each congregation now owned part of the property, the space was freely shared by both groups for their programs. The members of Hagerman agreed that the funds from this sale would go to help the new Community Mennonite Church becoming established in Stouffville.

Markham Chinese Mennonite Church has continued to serve the Markham community with Bible studies and English classes, and attempts to reach out to new immigrants in the community.

[edit] Bibliography

CMC Nexus (May 1996): 18.

Mennonite Reporter (13 November 1995): 8.

Reesor-McDowell, Joanna. "Peace among all people: Markham Chinese Mennonite holds 20th anniversary service jointly with Hagerman Mennonite." Canadian Mennonite 14, no. 19 (4 October 2010): 19.

Soong, Winfred. "These fifteen years." Markham Chinese Mennonite Church. 2005. Web. 23 December 2016. http://www.torontoareamennonites.ca/mcmc/these_fifteen_years.htm.

[edit] Additional Information

Address: 4581 14th Avenue, Markham ON L3S 3K2

Phone: 905-415-9606

Website: http://markhamchinesemennonite.org/

Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Conference

Mennonite Church Canada

[edit] Ordained Leaders at Markham Chinese Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Winfred Soong 1990-2005
Paul Mo 2005-present

[edit] Membership at Markham Chinese Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1994 22
2008 45
2015 44

[edit] Map

Map:Markham Chinese Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada)


Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published December 2016


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Steiner, Sam. "Markham Chinese Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2016. Web. 23 Jun 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Markham_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Markham,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141910.

APA style

Steiner, Sam. (December 2016). Markham Chinese Mennonite Church (Markham, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 June 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Markham_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Markham,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141910.




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