North Bay Mennonite Church (North Bay, Ontario, Canada)
The North Bay Mennonite Church in North Bay, Ontario, Canada began as a small fellowship of Mennonites living and working in North Bay who met on Friday evenings in 1985. In September 1986 the fellowship began to rent space at the E. W. Norman Public School for Sunday worship, with the encouragement of the missions committee of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec.
John and Dorothy Coffman moved to North Bay from Sturgeon Falls and provided leadership to the group through its lifetime. John had previously provided pastoral leadership at the Calvary Mennonite Church in Monetville.
Most of the North Bay Mennonite Church's members had Mennonite roots or connections. The group's small size encouraged informal worship services, with chairs set in a circle. Families took turns providing leadership on Sunday mornings.
Community involvements for the congregation included connections with a local L'Arche community, and help with worship services at a local psychiatric hospital.
Dwindling numbers because of members moving away led to the closure of the congregation in 1994.
Boers, Arthur P. "Mennonites find each other in North Bay." Mennonite Reporter 21, no. 17 (2 September 1991): 11.
Mennonite Reporter (13 October 1986): 22; (10 November 1986): 15.
Ordained Leaders at North Bay Mennonite Church
Membership at North Bay Mennonite Church
|Date Published||December 2016|
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Steiner, Sam. "North Bay Mennonite Church (North Bay, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. December 2016. Web. 22 Jul 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Bay_Mennonite_Church_(North_Bay,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141774.
Steiner, Sam. (December 2016). North Bay Mennonite Church (North Bay, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 July 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=North_Bay_Mennonite_Church_(North_Bay,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141774.
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