The Vietnamese Mennonite congregation in Winnipeg, MB began services and formally organized in 1983. The first building was occupied in 1987, with subsequent building programs in 1991 and 1995. James Duong is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Mennonite Central Committee and several Mennonite denominations.
In 1983 MCC and several Mennonite groups began a joint Chinese and Vietnamese church primarily for Vietnamese refugees. The two groups became independent of one another in 1986. The Chinese church affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren and the Vietnamese church affiliated with Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba.
In 2000 the membership was 57. The congregation has been affiliated with Mennonite Church Manitoba, the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada and the North American Vietnamese Mennonite Fellowship. The language of worship is Vietnamese.
The congregation's address is 131 Burrows Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2W 1Z3. (204) 947-3409. Pastor Luc Tran served in 2002 as a congregational leader.
Mennonite Reporter (26 December 1983): 4; (12 October 1987): 15; (25 November 1991): 11; (27 November 1995): 3.
CMC Nexus (May 1996): 22-23.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (1 May 1987): 19.
EMMC Recorder (January 1984): 7.
|Date Published||May 1987|
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Epp, Marlene. "Vietnamese Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 1987. Web. 11 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vietnamese_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=78486.
Epp, Marlene. (May 1987). Vietnamese Mennonite Church (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 11 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vietnamese_Mennonite_Church_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=78486.
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