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The Calgary Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1981. The first building was occupied in 1987. Ezekiel Wong is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by [[Foothills Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)|Foothills Mennonite Church]] and the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta. Until 1986 the group held services alternately with the [[Calgary Vietnamese Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)|Vietnamese Mennonite]] group at [[Foothills Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)|Foothills Mennonite Church]].
 
The Calgary Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1981. The first building was occupied in 1987. Ezekiel Wong is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by [[Foothills Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)|Foothills Mennonite Church]] and the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta. Until 1986 the group held services alternately with the [[Calgary Vietnamese Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)|Vietnamese Mennonite]] group at [[Foothills Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)|Foothills Mennonite Church]].
  
Minister Daniel Kong served in 2000 as a congregational leader. In 1995 there were 85 members; in 2000 70; in 2009 60. The congregation has been affiliated with [[Mennonite Church Alberta|Mennonite Church Alberta]] and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]] (1989-). In 2009 Hugo and Doreen Neufeld provided interim pastoral leadership until Joseph Loui became pastor in 2010.
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Minister Daniel Kong served in 2000 as a congregational leader. In 1995 there were 85 members; in 2000 70; in 2009 60. In 2009 Hugo and Doreen Neufeld provided interim pastoral leadership until Joseph Loui became pastor in 2010.
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In 2016 the congregation withdrew from [[Mennonite Church Alberta|Mennonite Church Alberta]]. The ''Being a Faithful Church'' (BFC) resolution regarding same-sex relationships that was passed by [[Mennonite Church Canada|Mennonite Church Canada]] at their assembly in July 2016 played a part in their withdrawal.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Canadian Mennonite</em><span class="gameo_bibliography"> (12 July 2010): 23.</span>
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''Canadian Mennonite'' (12 July 2010): 23.
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (22 February 1982): B4; (9 June 1986): 12; (16 February 1987); (9 November 1987): 16; (12 June 1989): B1.
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''Mennonite Reporter'' (22 February 1982): B4; (9 June 1986): 12; (16 February 1987); (9 November 1987): 16; (12 June 1989): B1.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: 1237 - 28 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta
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'''Address''': 1237 - 28 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta
  
 
'''Phone''': 403-248-5988
 
'''Phone''': 403-248-5988
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'''Website''': [http://calgarychinese.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church]
 
'''Website''': [http://calgarychinese.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church]
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
[http://www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ Mennonite Church Alberta]
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[http://www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca/ Mennonite Church Alberta] (1989-2016)
  
[http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada]
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[http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada] (1989-2016)
  
 
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[[Category:Alberta Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Alberta Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Canadian Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Canadian Congregations]]
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[[Category:Independent Mennonite Congregations]]

Latest revision as of 17:25, 6 April 2017

The Calgary Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1981. The first building was occupied in 1987. Ezekiel Wong is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by Foothills Mennonite Church and the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta. Until 1986 the group held services alternately with the Vietnamese Mennonite group at Foothills Mennonite Church.

Minister Daniel Kong served in 2000 as a congregational leader. In 1995 there were 85 members; in 2000 70; in 2009 60. In 2009 Hugo and Doreen Neufeld provided interim pastoral leadership until Joseph Loui became pastor in 2010.

In 2016 the congregation withdrew from Mennonite Church Alberta. The Being a Faithful Church (BFC) resolution regarding same-sex relationships that was passed by Mennonite Church Canada at their assembly in July 2016 played a part in their withdrawal.

Bibliography

Canadian Mennonite (12 July 2010): 23.

Mennonite Reporter (22 February 1982): B4; (9 June 1986): 12; (16 February 1987); (9 November 1987): 16; (12 June 1989): B1.

Additional Information

Address: 1237 - 28 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta

Phone: 403-248-5988

Website: Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Alberta (1989-2016)

Mennonite Church Canada (1989-2016)

Maps

Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta)


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published September 2010

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Epp, Marlene. "Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2010. Web. 22 Jan 2022. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calgary_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Calgary,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=147685.

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Epp, Marlene. (September 2010). Calgary Chinese Mennonite Church (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 January 2022, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Calgary_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Calgary,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=147685.




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