Annapolis Valley Church of God in Christ (Grafton, Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Church of God in Christ, Mennonite near Waterville, Nova Scotia, 2015. Photo by Sam Steiner.

The Annapolis Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Grafton, Nova Scotia, Canada began as a mission outreach from individuals in the Northumberland congregation. In summer 1989 Missions Canada placed the Ron Wohlgemuth family from Ste. Anne, Manitoba in the Port Williams area. Freida Reimer served as their schoolteacher. In summer 1990 five families moved to the area.

Services were initially held in homes; in fall 1990 the group began to rent a community hall in Greenwich. In late 1991 and early 1992 properties were purchased in the Berwick area, and then the Berwick Community Hall was rented. Missions Canada sent Orville Friesen and family to provide leadership from 1991 to 1993. The Annapolis Valley congregation formally organized on 19 September 1991.

In 1994 the congregation bought four acres near Grafton and began building a church facility that fall.

In 2020 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The ministers were Les Goossen and Ron Wohlgemuth.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2020): 59-60.

Mennonite Reporter 21 (16 September 1991): 11.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 127-130.

Additional Information

Address: 2639 Black Rock Road, Grafton, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902-538-1197

Website:

Denominational Affiliations:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Annapolis Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Ron Wohlgemuth 1989-1991
1994-present
Orville Friesen 1991-1993
Melvin T. Penner 1993-1994
Les Goossen 1995-present

Membership at Annapolis Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church

Year Membership
2000 61
2010 83
2020 103


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published August 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Annapolis Valley Church of God in Christ (Grafton, Nova Scotia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2020. Web. 18 Jan 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Annapolis_Valley_Church_of_God_in_Christ_(Grafton,_Nova_Scotia,_Canada)&oldid=169118.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (August 2020). Annapolis Valley Church of God in Christ (Grafton, Nova Scotia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 January 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Annapolis_Valley_Church_of_God_in_Christ_(Grafton,_Nova_Scotia,_Canada)&oldid=169118.




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