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At the 2006 convention of the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, delegates accepted Potter's Hand Community Church, planted under the auspices of Ignite Vancouver, a church planting initiative of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The church was launched in fall 2005 led by Joey and Eden Umali, targeting the Filipino community in Vancouver. The church began by meeting in homes but eventually began holding services Sunday evening in the St. Andrews United Church in North Vancouver. By 2009 the church had 50 regular attendees, predominantly Filipino.

In April 2009 the congregation decided to join House for All Nations, a multi-campus multicultural church with locations throughout Metro Vancouver. An inaugural service for the House for All Nations North Vancouver campus was held on 3 October 2009.

[edit] Bibliography

Blackadar, Kerry. "Little Church Gets to Grow with Merger: N. Van's House for All Nations Wants to Retain Community Feel." North Shore News. 30 August 2009 http://www2.canada.com/northshorenews/news/story.html?id=4a5cca61-67d8-4563-b5a0-bc07133f134b (accessed 10 November 2009).

Mennonite Brethren Herald (25 November 2005): http://www.mbherald.com/44/16/news-4.en.html (accessed 10 November 2009).

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Mailing Address: 3 - 354 Third Street East, North Vancouver BC V7L 1E9

Location: St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. George's Avenue, North Vancouver, BC

Telephone: 604-988-1928

Denominational Affiliations:

British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2006-2009)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2006-2009)


Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published November 2009


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Potter's Hand Community Church (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2009. Web. 29 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Potter%27s_Hand_Community_Church_(North_Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=115045.

APA style

Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2009). Potter's Hand Community Church (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Potter%27s_Hand_Community_Church_(North_Vancouver,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=115045.




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