Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
Grace Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church held its first service on 9 September 2001. The congregation was accepted into the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches on 15 February 2002 and held its chartering service on 24 February 2002 with fifty members. The first Steering Committee consisted of Ruth Boadway, Peter Durksen, David Martens and Donald McQuarrie.
Grace MB Church came into existence because of the perceived need for a Mennonite Brethren congregation in Waterloo that was multi-generational and caring, with services that were reverent and uplifting, featured quality music and included congregational participation. Some would describe Grace's services as traditional.
During its first year, Grace was served by various guest preachers, and implemented such activities and programs as Sunday school, prayer meetings, and numerous social events. During its first two years Grace conducted its services in the Keffer Chapel at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, located on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.
In September 2002 Grace called James Cober as its first pastor. Beginning in October 2003, Grace began holding its services in the Great Hall of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.
After completing extensive renovations to the Walterfedy building located at 546 Belmont Avenue, West in Kitchener, Grace began worshiping there in September 2013.
Address: 546 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener, ON , N2M 5E3
Grace Mennonite Brethren Church Leaders
Grace Mennonite Brethren Membership
|Date Published||September 2016|
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Durksen, Peter. "Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2016. Web. 6 Apr 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Kitchener,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147105.
Durksen, Peter. (September 2016). Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 6 April 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Kitchener,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=147105.
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