Whistler Community Church (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada)
The Whistler Community Church in Whistler, British Columbia originated in 1977, when a Bible club was started in Whistler in the local elementary school. In 1979 a small group of people began meeting for Sunday services in the Skier's Chapel at Whistler's Creekside. The group was led by Ray Wiens, who moved with his family to Whistler in 1978, and was assisted by Willingdon Mennonite Brethren Church.
In 1980 the group formally organized and joined the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in November of that year. The congregation outgrew the Skiers' Chapel and began to meet in the Myrtle Philip Community Centre in April 1993. In January 2003 the church received title to a 1.74 acre piece of property at 7226 Fitzsimmons Road North, which it plans to develop in the future.
In 2010 the congregation had an average weekly attendance of 97.
Longhurst, John. "A Community Church in a Ski Resort Town." Mennonite Brethren Herald (4 December 1981): 12-13.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 14; (January 2014): 29.
Mailing Address: Box 543, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B0
Location: Myrtle Philip Community Centre, 6195 Lorimer Road, Whistler, BC
Website: Whistler Community Church
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1981-present)
Whistler Community Church Ministers
Whistler Community Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2010|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Whistler Community Church (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 18 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Whistler_Community_Church_(Whistler,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=148098.
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