EDMONTON, Alta. — Each week, a little band of disciples known as Edmonton Christian Life Community Church meets at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where many homeless people congregate. The congregation of about 20 is made up of Chinese boat people who came to Canada in the 1980s, many of whom got jobs as cleaners upon their arrival.
While giving a weather report at the beginning of a worship service is usually cliché, on Oct. 20 in Wilmot, Ont., it would have been redundant. Wilmot Forest Church — a new initiative of Burning Bush Forest Church and Wilmot Mennonite Church — doesn’t meet indoors.
WATERLOO, Ont. — Individuals associated with the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches expressed their perspectives during and after the Oct. 23 CCMBC annual general meeting in Waterloo about financial challenges that have gripped the denomination in the past and apologies offered by conference leaders.
WATERLOO, Ont. — Discussion about financial losses dominated the annual general meeting of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches on Oct. 23 at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church.