Northern Lights Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Silver Valley, Alberta, Canada)

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The Northern Lights Church of God in Christ, Mennonite congregation in Silver Valley, Alberta, Canada is located in the central Peace River area. It was established in 1964 when families moved to the area in search of affordable farm land in an undeveloped area. Initially services were held in homes. Early in 1967 the group purchased a church building and moved it on to centrally located property purchased from the government. The congregation installed electricity in November 1968.

Although the area presents agricultural challenges, mixed farming operations including grain and forage have been successful.

Originally called the Silver Valley Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, the congregation soon chose the name Northern Lights.

Harold Wiebe was ordained as a deacon on 7 May 1970, and Darrel Toews was ordained as a minister on 6 June 1980.

In 2019 the congregation was part of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The minister was Steven Mandel.

Bibliography

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Yearbook (2019): 27-28.

Histories of the Congregations of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. Ste. Anne, MB: Gospel Publishers, 1975.

Histories of the congregations. 3rd. ed. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, 1999: 55-56.

Messenger of Truth (29 May 1996): 12.

Additional Information

Address: 82348 Range Road 93, Silver Valley, Alberta

Location: 16 miles west of Spirit River on Highway 49, 14 miles north on Highway 725, 5 miles west on Highway 681, and 5.5 miles north on Range Road 93.

Phone: 780-351-2142

Denominational Affiliation:

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

Ordained Pastors at the Northern Lights Church of God iN Christ, Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Darrel Toews 1980-1998
Arlen Johnson 1985-200?
Weldon Friesen 1996-201?
Steven Mandel 201?-present

Northern Lights Church of God in Christ Membership

Year Members
1985 59
1995 75
2000 72
2010 83
2019 70


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published May 2020


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Epp, Marlene and Samuel J. Steiner. "Northern Lights Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Silver Valley, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2020. Web. 8 Jul 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Northern_Lights_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Silver_Valley,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=168167.

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Epp, Marlene and Samuel J. Steiner. (May 2020). Northern Lights Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Silver Valley, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 8 July 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Northern_Lights_Church_of_God_in_Christ,_Mennonite_(Silver_Valley,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=168167.




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