Coming from China (2), Philippines, Macau and Vietnam, the pastors will spend two weeks in B.C., hosted by Cedar Valley, Eben-Ezer, Emmanuel, Langley Mennonite Fellowship and Yarrow United Mennonite churches. They will spend time individually in their host congregations and together as a group, learning about the history of Mennonites in B.C. and touring the province's lower mainland, home to a number of Mennonite congregations.
Canadian Mennonite August 23, 2010 23 B.C. churches to host l Briefly noted Emerging churches IMPaCT visitors receive grant funds An intercultural urban church in Ottawa, Ont., and a Sherbrooke, Que., Five pastors from Asia on church started by a Colombian refu- learning tour to province gee are the 2010 recipients of “ven- ture capital” grants from the Wilfred By Amy D ueckm an Schlegel Memorial Fund. The Village B.C. Correspondent recent history of Mennonites in B.C. and International Mennonite Church is an aBBotSFoRD, B.C. compare it to their own country’s church emerging community in the Vanier area experience. “What MC B.C. churches have of Ottawa. Pastor Stefan Cherry says F ive Mennonite pastors from four Asian countries will visit British Columbia Sept. 23 to Oct. 7, part of the IMPaCT always been about is seeing a need in the community and finding a way to meet the need,” says Linda Matties of the MC B.C. the church will use the $3,400 grant to purchase audiovisual equipment for use in Sunday services, neighbourhood (International Mennonite Pastors Coming church health committee planning the parties and outreach activities. Refugio Together) program of Mennonite Church learning time. The group will visit institu- de Paz (“Refuge of Peace”) Sherbrooke Canada. tions of education, mental health and ad- began three years ago as a house church. Coming from China (2), Philippines, diction treatment that MC B.C. churches Its leader, Lucy Roca, came to Canada Macau and Vietnam, the pastors will spend have supported. “We also want to take [the as a Colombian refugee and has been two weeks in B.C., hosted by Cedar Valley, pastors] to the Vancouver area as we note reaching the Colombian community in Eben-Ezer, Emmanuel, Langley Mennonite the density of the Asian population there,” Sherbrooke since she arrived. Refugio de Fellowship and Yarrow United Mennonite says Matties. Paz now has additional house churches churches. They will spend time individual- The guests will conclude their two weeks in Ville Quebec an
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