Fire, The (New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada)
The congregation in New Hazelton began services in 1949 when two couples, the John F. Kornelsons and the George Stobbes, moved to New Hazelton for the purpose of relating the gospel to the community. A chapel, built with the assistance of the West Coast Children's Mission, was constructed and dedicated in 1952. That year, George and Rose Braun joined the venture. In 1962 the New Hazelton Mennonite Brethren (also known as Hazelton Gospel Chapel) was organized as a member congregation of the British Columbia (BC) Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches. The congregation withdrew from the BC Conference of MB Churches in 1980 and became a nondenominational church. However they rejoined the conference in 1986.
Prior to 2010 the congregation was listed as the Community Gospel Chapel in the BC MB Conference directory. In 2010 the congregation was listed as The Fire, with Lawrence Peterson as leader, and an average weekly attendance of 30.
The church closed in 2016.
Canadian Mennonite (23 February 1962): 1.
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 29; (26 September 1997): http://old.mbconf.ca/mb/mbh3618/personal.htm (accessed 27 November 2009); (November 2007): http://www.mbherald.com/46/11/pe.en.html (accessed 27 November 2009); (July/August 2016): 29.
Penner, Peter. No Longer at Arms Length: Mennonite Brethren Church Planting in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred Press, 1987: 80-81. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/stream/NoLongerAtArmsLengthMBChurchPlantingInCanadaOCRopt?ref=ol#mode/2up.
Mailing address: Box 115, New Hazelton, BC V0J 2J0
Meeting address: 3652-10th Avenue, New Hazelton, BC
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1961-1980, 1986-2016)
General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (1961-1980, 1986-2002)
Community Gospel Chapel Ministers
|Don Watt (interim)||1997-1998|
Community Gospel Chapel Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2010|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Fire, The (New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 24 Aug 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fire,_The_(New_Hazelton,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=163562.
Thiessen, Richard D. (November 2010). Fire, The (New Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 August 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fire,_The_(New_Hazelton,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=163562.
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