Considerable time was spent on the proposed Covenant and Follow-up Process of Reconciliation to deal with churches that chose not to sign the MC B.C. covenant. While two of these-Olivet and First Mennonite Greendale-have chosen to sever ties with MC B.C., First Mennonite of Burns Lake and Abbotsford Mennonite Fellowship are still in dialogue with area church leadership to discern their status within the MC B.C. family.Vancouver Vietnamese Mennonite Church was welcomed into membership of both MC B.C. and MC Canada at last month's MC B.C. annual delegate sessions in Richmond. Pictured welcoming Nhien Pham, pastor of Vancouver Vietnamese Mennonite Church, third from left, are [Gerd Bartel], left, moderator of Mennonite Church B.C.; Garry Janzen, executive minister of MC B.C.; and Robert J. Suderman, general secretary of MC Canada."I am not a lone ranger" he said in speaking of the shared nature of MC B.C.'s ministry. "We are different at times, but we hold a lot in common as well. Let us believe the best in each other and live it out in faithfulness."
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