Fonds Volume 362, microfilm reels 58-59 - Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church Fonds

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Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church Fonds

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CA CMBS Volume 362, microfilm reels 58-59

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  • 1965-2004 (Creation)

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8.5 cm of textual records
2 microfilm reels

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The Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church, located in Abbotsford, BC, began as an offshoot of the Clearbrook MB Church. By 1964, it was clear that the facilities at Clearbrook MB were not sufficient. Coupled with this problem was the language issue: young people wanted an all-English service; many older people did not. In response to these problems, church leaders decided to plant a daughter congregation that would serve the needs of the younger more anglicized church members and meet in a different location. Services began April 4, 1965 in the Mennonite Brethren Bible Institute facility, initial membership: 103. In the decades that followed, Bakerview grew considerably, acquiring its own property, and completing several building projects. Throughout these years the congregation has been actively involved in international missions, community outreach, and church planting. Perhaps most notably, it helped establish Vietnamese and Spanish congregations in its area. At the outset, John B. Toews and A.J. Friesen served the church as ministers. By 1966, J.H. Quiring had been appointed as pastor – a role he filled for eight consecutive years. Peter Falk (1975), Ben Zerbe (1976–1981), Harry Heidebrecht (1982–1994), John Neufeld (1995–1999), and Michael Dick (2000– ) served as pastors in subsequent years.

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This fonds contains telephone directories, photo directories, bulletins and newsletters, constitutions, annual reports, minutes, and a membership / family register.

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