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Aennofield Community Church started in 1996 and officially launched in June 1997 in partnership with North Peace Mennonite Brethren Church in Fort St. John and the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Board of Church Extension (BOCE). It is located near Fort St. John in the Peace River valley in northern British Columbia. Elgin and Betty Sider from the North Peace congregation were initially appointed as bi-vocational church planters and began holding services in the summer of 1997 with up to 30 people participating. Unfortunately, Betty suffered a severe stroke soon after, forcing BOCE to start looking for a replacement bi-vocational church planter.

Rick Hall, former pastor of the North Peace MB Church, became pastor of the church in September 1998. The congregation was subsidized by the Board of Church Extension until 1999, when it joined the BC Conference of MB Churches. The congregation closed in 2002.


Bibliography

Mennonite Brethren Herald (May 31, 1996): http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3511/bc.htm (accessed 24 August 2009); (February 6, 1998) http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3703/boce.htm (accessed 23 August 2009); (July 17, 1998): http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3714/personal.htm (accessed 24 August 2009); (May 28, 1999) http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3811/bc.htm (accessed 24 August 2009); (June 9, 2000): http://old.mbherald.com/39-12/news-1.html (accessed 24 August 2009).


Additional Information

Address: 10511 113 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6C5

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1999-2002)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1999-2002)

 



Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published August 2009


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Aennofield Community Church (Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2009. Web. 17 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aennofield_Community_Church_(Fort_St._John,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=62357.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (August 2009). Aennofield Community Church (Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Aennofield_Community_Church_(Fort_St._John,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=62357.




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