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Grace Community Church developed out of the [[Mount Salem Community Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada)|Mount Salem EMC]] (later called Mount Salem Community Church) in Aylmer, [[Ontario (Canada)|Ontario]] with Randy and Gloria Fehr giving leadership to the group. Later the group met at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, and formally organized as a church, and were received into the [[Evangelical Mennonite Conference (Kleine Gemeinde)|Evangelical Mennonite Conference]] in 2007.  
 
Grace Community Church developed out of the [[Mount Salem Community Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada)|Mount Salem EMC]] (later called Mount Salem Community Church) in Aylmer, [[Ontario (Canada)|Ontario]] with Randy and Gloria Fehr giving leadership to the group. Later the group met at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, and formally organized as a church, and were received into the [[Evangelical Mennonite Conference (Kleine Gemeinde)|Evangelical Mennonite Conference]] in 2007.  
  

Revision as of 17:27, 20 July 2018

Gloria and Randy Fehr, Grace’s first pastoral couple, 7 July 2017.
Photo: Rebecca Buhler.

Grace Community Church developed out of the Mount Salem EMC (later called Mount Salem Community Church) in Aylmer, Ontario with Randy and Gloria Fehr giving leadership to the group. Later the group met at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, and formally organized as a church, and were received into the Evangelical Mennonite Conference in 2007.

When Grace Community Church grew in numbers, it relocated to rental space at Creekside Community Church, requiring a shift in its Sunday worship service time. When numbers declined, Grace returned to its former location at the Legion Hall.

Randy Fehr, a seminary graduate, was a bivocational minister who sought to serve the marginalized and the people in the mainstream of society. Using rental space, rather than constructing its own building, reflected one of the the congregation’s values.

In 2017 Grace Community Church had a membership of 30, an average service attendance of 80, and an average Sunday School attendance of 25.

Bibliography

EMC Yearbook for 2017: Including a Record of the Proceedings of the 67th Annual Sessions of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference July, 2017. Steinbach: Evangelical Mennonite Conference, 2017.

Smith, Terry. “Council Meets Briefly.” The Messenger (15 August 2007): 10.

Additional Information

Mailing Address: 7352 Hacienda Road, Alymer, Ontario N5H 2R5

Meeting location: 211 John St. N. Aylmer, Ontario

Denominational Affiliations: Evangelical Mennonite Conference



Author(s) Terry Smith
Date Published July 2018


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Smith, Terry. "Grace Community Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2018. Web. 22 Aug 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Community_Church_(Aylmer,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=161189.

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Smith, Terry. (July 2018). Grace Community Church (Aylmer, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 August 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Community_Church_(Aylmer,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=161189.




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