The Saskatoon Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1983, and formally organized in 1987. The first building was occupied in 1987. David Chiu is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through cooperative outreach by the Conference of Mennonites of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and Mennonite Central Committee. The group met in the city library and First Mennonite Church until 1987.
In 1985 there were 24 members; in 1995, 13; in 2000, 15. It has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Saskatchewan (1987-2002), the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1986-2002) and the General Conference Mennonite Church (1986-1999). The language of worship is Chinese.
The congregation ended in early 2002; its closing service was held 17 March 2002. The congregation had struggled for many years. It had been composed mostly of university students who were transient; there was no core group to stabilize the small fellowship. The last pastor left at the end of 2000. The remaining members joined the Chinese Alliance church.
The congregation's address was 330 Ave. G South, Saskatoon, SK. Timothy Wong served as the last pastor in 2000.
Mennonite Reporter (26 December 1983): 8; (13 April 1987): 14; (22 June 1987): 13; (12 October 1987): 15; (28 July 1986): 18; (13 May 1996): 11.
CMC Nexus (May 1996): 20-21.
Canadian Mennonite 6 (25 February 2002).
|Date Published||February 1989|
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