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.
Mennonite Reporter (8 January 1990): 12; (29 July 1991): B8; (16 September 1991): 4; (13 November 1995): 8.
Some records at Mennonite Heritage Centre.
Location: 1038 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4C4
Website: Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)
Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1981-1991, 1995-present)
General Conference Mennonite Church (1983-1991)
Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church Membership
|Date Published||July 2000|
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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2000. Web. 29 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Toronto_Chinese_Mennonite_Church_(Toronto,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=112800.
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