Jane Finch Faith Community (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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The Jane Finch Faith Community was first known as the Black Creek Faith Community. Pastors Clayton Kuepfer and Amy Kuepfer served in 2008 as congregational leaders. In 1995 there were 10 members; in 2000, 22. The congregation has been affiliated with the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) (1993-) and the Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-). The language of worship is English.

The congregation formally organized in 1993. Dalton Jantzi is considered the founding leader of the group; he began a chaplaincy program in the building in 1980. He continued to serve as chaplain and pastor until 1997 when he was set back from leadership by MCEC for "“sexual boundary violation[s].” The congregation originated through outreach by the Missions Committee of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec.

Jane Finch was a small church, with a chapel in a high-rise building that is home to over 1,200 people from at least 50 countries. It did not met officially for a number of years, and was declared closed at the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada annual meeting on 25 April 2020.

Bibliography

"Dalton Jantzi." Mennonite Abuse Prevention List (MAP). March 2019. Web. 12 April 2019. https://www.themaplist.org/the-map-list/dalton-jantzi/.

Draper, Barb. "Church ministers among gun violence." Canadian Mennonite 10, no. 1 (9 January 2006): 21.

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada. Discernment Documents (25 April 2020): 27.

Mennonite Reporter (9 July 1990): 15; (31 May 1993): 12; (11 December 1995): 17.

"Transcript: Dalton Jantzi." The Black Creek Living History Project. May 2011. Web. https://sites.google.com/site/blackcreeklocalhistory/primary-research/dalton-jantzi.


Additional Information

Address: 15 Tobermory Drive # 108, Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416-981-4897

Website: http://jffcc.com/

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Mennonite Church Canada

Ordained Leaders at Jane Finch Faith Community

Name Years
of Service
Dalton Jantzi 1980-1997
Sue C. Steiner (Interim) 1997-1998
Clayton & Amy Kuepfer 1998-2009
Nancy Brubaker (Interim) 2009-2010
Hans Peters 2010-2016
Dimitri Faludy 2017-2020
Ernest David 2017-2020
C. J. Barnett 2017-2020

Membership at Jane Finch Faith Community

Year Membership
1995 0
2008 24
2015 23

Map

Map:Jane Finch Faith Community (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)


Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published April 2020


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Steiner, Samuel J. "Jane Finch Faith Community (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2020. Web. 18 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jane_Finch_Faith_Community_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=167993.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (April 2020). Jane Finch Faith Community (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jane_Finch_Faith_Community_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=167993.




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