Abbotsford Community Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)

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East Abbotsford Community Church began in the summer of 2003 when a group of families from Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, led by associate pastor David Hobson, left the church to form a new congregation. The desire of the new group was to form a congregation in eastern Abbotsford and they began their meetings in September 2003 at the Ramada Inn in eastern Abbotsford. In October 2004 the group began renting the Mennonite Educational Institute for their Sunday morning services.  For the first few years, the congregation associated with Mennonite Church British Columbia but did not formally join the conference. In 2007 the congregation chose not to participate in Mennonite Church British Columbia's recovenanting service, and on 3 May 2008 the congregation joined the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The congregation later changed its name to Abbotsford Community Church.

In 2015 the congregation had an average weekly attendance of 85, down from 120 in 2010.

Dave Hobson was the founding pastor of the church, and served from 2003 until 2013. Steve Klassen served as lead pastor of the congregation from 2017 to 2023.

Bibliography

"New Congregation off to Exciting Start." Canadian Mennonite 8, no. 19 (October 4, 2004): http://canadianmennonite.org/vol08-2004/8-19/localchurch.html.

Additional Information

Meeting address: Mennonite Educational Institute Secondary School, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC

Mailing address: c/o 36321 Country Place, Abbotsford BC  V3G 1M2

Phone: 604-504-0945

Website: http://abbotsfordcommunitychurch.org/Home.html

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2008-present)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2008-present)

Abbotsford Community Church Membership

Year Members
2010 79
2015 70
2020 46


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published May 2023

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Thiessen, Richard D. "Abbotsford Community Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2023. Web. 24 Jun 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Abbotsford_Community_Church_(Abbotsford,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=178255.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (May 2023). Abbotsford Community Church (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 June 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Abbotsford_Community_Church_(Abbotsford,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=178255.




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