Peace Mennonite Church (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Peace members Zahara Kwaje & Peter Peters

Peace Mennonite Church in Regina began evening services September 1985, in Stewart Russel School and formally organized 12 January 1986. It originated through church planting efforts of Grace Mennonite Church due to the latter's size and interest in outreach.

In 1992/1993 a significant number of members moved out of Regina. This led the congregation to launch a major outreach work with refugees, as well as testing various patterns and locations for worship. In fall 1993 the congregation began to meet at its current location for Bible study and worship on Tuesday evenings and Sunday morning Sunday school. The refugee program has led to the congregation becoming a multi-racial/multi-ethnic congregation.

Programs added since 1993 have included hosting international visitors through Mennonite Central Committee's International Visitor Exchange Program, extensive volunteer involvement in restorative justice and the development of Circles of Support and Accountability; hosting and sending members from and to Ukraine through MCC and the University of Regina and engaging the local community and the congregation in the transitions in Ukraine; connecting members and former participants living around the world (about 100 persons) through a tri-weekly email Peace News & Notes with a meditation and church community sharing; and homeowner support for single parents and low-income new Canadians, including joint purchase agreements and renovation and repair assistance by congregational members.

Peace Mennonite has also provided leaders for many church-wide and national community service endeavors.

The language of worship is English, but prayer and song are in many languages. Peace Mennonite Church participants are about 50% Anglo and 50% Asian and African.

The house church has been located at 3833 Montague St. Regina, SK S4S 3J6 (306) 586-8718.

Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (28 July 1986), 18; (20 April 1992), B1.

CMC Nexus (May 1995), 8; (May 1996), 21.

Schulz, Donna. "The gospel is a seed buried within the church." Canadian Mennonite 25, no. 12 (2 June 2021). Web. https://canadianmennonite.org/stories/gospel-seed-buried-within-church.

Archives at Mennonite Heritage Centre

Pastoral Leaders at Peace Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Harold Peters-Fransen 1985-1988
Otto Driedger 1988-1991
Peter Peters 1991
Peter Neufeldt 1992
Otto Driedger 1993-present
Florence Driedger 1993-present

Peace Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1986 20
2000 22
2015 28
2020 28


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published July 2021

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Epp, Marlene and Samuel J. Steiner. "Peace Mennonite Church (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2021. Web. 30 May 2024. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peace_Mennonite_Church_(Regina,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=174991.

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Epp, Marlene and Samuel J. Steiner. (July 2021). Peace Mennonite Church (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 May 2024, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Peace_Mennonite_Church_(Regina,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=174991.




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