Cornerstone Christian Fellowship (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
700 Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0L7. Paul Patterson served in 1991 as a congregational leader. In 1991 there were 30 members. The congregation was dissolved by the conference in 1991. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church of Manitoba and the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The language of worship was English.
The congregation began services and formally organized in 1983. Paul Patterson was the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through outreach by the Manitoba MB Conference and individuals.
Cornerstone began as a Christian resource center and counseling center in 1977. Patterson's gifts of compassionate, contextual teaching and listening attracted many who felt like "outsiders" from middle class society or from more traditional Mennonite churches. The conference dissolved the congregation and withdrew the credentials of the pastor "because of his departure from the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith on the understanding of salvation and because of marital infidelity." This perspective was not shared by all of the group's members. In 2001 a core of the group lived in Watershed Community.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 45; (10 January 1992): 27; (7 February 1992): 19-20; (3 April 1992): 19.
Mennonite Reporter (3 January 1992): 3.
Penner, Lyle. Email to Sam Steiner, 27 November 2001.
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