Grace Mennonite Brethren Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
|Grace MB congregation, ca. 2003|
Grace Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church held its first service on 9 September 2001. The congregation was accepted into the Ontario Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches on 15 February 2002 and held its chartering service on 24 February 2002 with fifty members. The first Steering Committee consisted of Ruth Boadway, Peter Durksen, David Martens and Donald McQuarrie.
Grace MB Church came into existence because of the perceived need for a Mennonite Brethren congregation in Waterloo that was multi-generational and caring, with services that were reverent and uplifting, featured quality music and included congregational participation. Some would describe Grace's services as traditional.
During its first year, Grace was served by various guest preachers, and implemented such activities and programs as Sunday school, prayer meetings, and numerous social events. During its first two years Grace conducted its services in the Keffer Chapel at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, located on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.
In September 2002 Grace called James Cober as its first pastor. Beginning in October 2003, Grace began holding its services in the Great Hall of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. The congregation has purchased a seven acre site in north-west Waterloo and looks forward to constructing a house of worship in several years time.
Address: P.O. Box 42073 Conestogo Post Office, 550 King Street North, Waterloo, ON N2L 6H5
Grace Mennonite Brethren Church Leaders
Grace Mennonite Brethren Membership
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