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The [[Toronto (Ontario, Canada)|Toronto]] Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1979, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1989; for its first years it met at the [[Danforth Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|Danforth Mennonite Church]] on Sunday afternoons. Winfred and Jean Soong are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach.
 
The [[Toronto (Ontario, Canada)|Toronto]] Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1979, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1989; for its first years it met at the [[Danforth Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|Danforth Mennonite Church]] on Sunday afternoons. Winfred and Jean Soong are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach.
  
 
Toronto Chinese withdrew from the General Conference and Canadian Conference in 1991 claiming it was unable to meet its commitments to the conferences. It rejoined the Canadian Conference in 1995 along with other [[Mennonite Church Eastern Canada|Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada]] associate congregations.
 
Toronto Chinese withdrew from the General Conference and Canadian Conference in 1991 claiming it was unable to meet its commitments to the conferences. It rejoined the Canadian Conference in 1995 along with other [[Mennonite Church Eastern Canada|Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada]] associate congregations.
  
In 1985 there were 52 members; in 1995, 127; in 2000, 93. The congregation has been affiliated with the [[Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario|Conference of United Mennonite Churches of Ontario]] (1982-1988), [[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / Mennonite Church Canada (1981-1991, 1995-), [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] (1983-1991) and the [[Mennonite Church Eastern Canada|Mennonite Church Eastern Canada]] (1988-). The language of worship is Cantonese and English; the transition from Chinese occurred in 1988.
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The language of worship is Cantonese and English; the transition from Chinese occurred in 1988. Minister Jameson Sung served in 2002 as the Catonese-speaking pastor and Mike Davis served as the Interim English-speaking pastor.
 
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The church is located at 1038 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON, M4C 4C4. (416) 424-2078. Minister Jameson Sung served in 2002 as the Catonese-speaking pastor and Mike Davis served as the Interim English-speaking pastor.
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= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (8 January 1990): 12; (29 July 1991): B8; (16 September 1991): 4; (13 November 1995): 8.
 
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Some records at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
Some records at [http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/index.htm  Mennonite Heritage Centre].
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
[http://www.torontoareamennonites.ca/tcmc/ Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church]
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'''Location''': 1038 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4C4
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'''Phone''': 416-424-2078
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'''Website''': [http://www.torontoareamennonites.ca/tcmc/ Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church]
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
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[[Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario|Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario]] (1982-1988)
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[[Mennonite Church Eastern Canada|Mennonite Church Eastern Canada]] (1988-present)
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[[Conference of Mennonites in Canada|Conference of Mennonites in Canada]] / Mennonite Church Canada (1981-1991, 1995-present)
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[[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite Church]] (1983-1991)
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=== Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Membership ===
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| 1985 || align="right" | 52
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| 2000 || align="right" | 93
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The Toronto Chinese Mennonite congregation began services in 1979, and formally organized in 1980. The first building was occupied in 1989; for its first years it met at the Danforth Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoons. Winfred and Jean Soong are considered the founding leaders of the group. The congregation originated through outreach.

Toronto Chinese withdrew from the General Conference and Canadian Conference in 1991 claiming it was unable to meet its commitments to the conferences. It rejoined the Canadian Conference in 1995 along with other Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada associate congregations.

The language of worship is Cantonese and English; the transition from Chinese occurred in 1988. Minister Jameson Sung served in 2002 as the Catonese-speaking pastor and Mike Davis served as the Interim English-speaking pastor.

[edit] Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (8 January 1990): 12; (29 July 1991): B8; (16 September 1991): 4; (13 November 1995): 8.

Some records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.

[edit] Additional Information

Location: 1038 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4C4

Phone: 416-424-2078

Website: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario (1982-1988)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1981-1991, 1995-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1983-1991)

[edit] Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1985 52
1995 127
2000 93


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published July 2000


[edit] Cite This Article

MLA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 30 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=112800.

APA style

Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (July 2000). Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=112800.




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