Mill Woods Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmonton, Alberta began services in 1978, and formally organized in 1979. The first building was occupied in 1982, with a subsequent building program in 1994. Marvin Schmidt and Dwayne Barkman are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church.
The influx of people into Edmonton during the economic boom of the mid 1970s prompted Lendrum Mennonite Brethren to establish the daughter congregation, that was known as Mill Woods Mennonite Brethren Church. The name was changed in 1998 to Sunrise Community Church.
The congregation is located in the southeast section of the city.
"The History of the Millwoods Mennonite Brethren Church." Unpublished typescript, n.d., 6 pp. Mennonite Historical Society of Canada collection, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (10 January 1986): 15; (27 May 1988): 8; (26 August 1994): 18.
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987.
Archival RecordsCongregational archives at Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.
Address: 3303-37 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6L 5P9
Website: Sunrise Community Church
Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1979-present)
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1979-present)
Sunrise Community Church Ministers
|George Quiring (interim)||1988|
|Dave Follack (interim)||2000-2001|
Sunrise Community Church Membership
|Date Published||March 2012|
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Epp, Marlene. "Sunrise Community Church (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2012. Web. 11 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sunrise_Community_Church_(Edmonton,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=92846.
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