ConneXion, The (Arborg, Manitoba, Canada)
|The ConneXion Leadership team members Zac Klassen, Peter Dueck, and Henry
Friesen, 2010. :Photo: Terry Smith, Editor, The Messenger.
The ConneXion, a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference (EMC), began holding services in Arborg, Manitoba, in 2008 in order to identify with the community. Previously, EMC-related congregations had been established in Manitoba’s Interlake region, but none had chosen to meet in Arborg itself.
A supper club began in 2005 or 2006, and one group became three. The first Sunday morning service was in February 2008. By 2010 the congregation met in part of a former arts and craft store at 285 First Avenue in Arborg.
Arborg has roughly equal measures of people with Icelandic, Ukrainian, and Dutch-German Mennonite backgrounds, as well as new immigrants. As of 2010, this proportion of mixture was not reflected in The ConneXion. Most of the members live in or near Arborg.
In 2010, the church had a leadership team without a paid pastor, and its Sunday worship attendance was from 25 to 40 people. By 2012, Zac Klassen, a BA graduate of Canadian Mennonite University, was listed as its pastor and on partial support. That year its average worship attendance was listed as 30.
EMC Yearbook for 2012: Including a Record of the Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Sessions of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference July 6-8, 2012. Steinbach: Evangelical Mennonite Conference, 2012.
Smith, Terry M. "The ConneXion: Connecting with God and Each Other." The Messenger 48, no. 13 (December 2010): 13-15.
Meeting place: 342 First Avenue, Arborg, MB
Address: Box 1330, Arborg, MB ROC OAO
Website: The ConneXion
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