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Sardis Community Church, Chilliwack, BC
Source: D. Giesbrecht

Sardis Community Church began in September 1975 as an outreach of Broadway Mennonite Brethren Church in Chilliwack. Ten families met as two home groups in the Sardis area. By May 1976, with 39 members, they became an independent church, joining the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. As the outreach grew a church was built and completed in 1980. A lower Education wing was completed 1982-1984. While the church continued to grow it was also decided to build an annex building that was completed in 1992.

Sardis Community Church is aptly named, having a strong community focus. Its programs include home groups, ministry to those in need, and ministry to single mothers. However, Sardis also has an emphasis on missions, supporting conference missions, Mennonite Central Committee and work in Peru and Mexico.

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Mennonite Brethren Herald (23 March 1984): 6-8; (27 May 1988): 27.

Mennonite Reporter (8 March 1976): 4; (14 April 1980): 14.

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Address: 45625 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4M7

Phone: 604-858-7191

Website: Sardis Community Church

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1976-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1976-present)

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1976-2002)

Sardis Community Church Ministers

Minister Years
Harold Penner 1976-1978
Arlee Johnson 1979-1984
Steve Miller 1984-1989
Arlee Johnson 1991-1997
Graeme Isbister 1997-2008
Robert J. Friesen (interim) 2008-2009
Hugo Reimer 2009-present

Sardis Community Church Membership

Year Members
1976 39
1980 83
1985 185
1990 239
1995 246
2000 233
2005 275
2010 201

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Map:Sardis Community Church, Chilliwack, BC


Author(s) Klix Waylon
Richard D. Thiessen
Hugo Friesen
Date Published November 2010



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Waylon, Klix, Richard D. Thiessen and Hugo Friesen. "Sardis Community Church (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 29 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sardis_Community_Church_(Chilliwack,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114759.

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Waylon, Klix, Richard D. Thiessen and Hugo Friesen. (November 2010). Sardis Community Church (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sardis_Community_Church_(Chilliwack,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=114759.




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