Fonds volume 366 - Northgate Community Church fonds

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Northgate Community Church fonds

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CA CMBS volume 366

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  • 1994 (Creation)

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1 mm of textual records

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The Northgate Community church was first known as the Dawson Creek Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1962 the church, with Jake Neufeld as leader, began as an outreach program of the Mennonite Brethren Conference of British Columbia. Its first core group was teachers who had moved to the area and taught in Dawson Creek. This congregation became part of the Mennonite Brethren family of conferences in 1963. Through the efforts of Dan Reimer, who had already been in the area, this group was able to rent an old school for one dollar a month, including all facilities. This served as their meeting place for one year, while plans were being made to build a sanctuary using volunteers. Soon after moving into their new building in 1965, pastor Jake Neufeld accepted a position in Ontario. Assistant pastor Leo Siemens became pastor until 1968. In 1965 the church had 21 members, which ballooned to 46 in 1971 and declined to 28 in 1977. In 1978 the church changed its name from Dawson Creek Mennonite Brethren to Northgate Community Church. Membership increased until 1994 when it stood at 68. By 2003 the membership was down to 23. The following pastors have served the Northgate congregation: Jake Neufeld (1962-1965), Tom Loewen, Leo Siemens (1965-1968), Alvin Penner (1969-1974), George Anastasiades (1974-1975), Chris Wilson (1977-1978), John Friesen (1979-1983), John Klassen (1983-1997), David Dick (1997-1998), Corey Lizotte (2000-2003).

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This fonds consits of a directory.

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Description by Shauna Hudson, May 28, 2004, edited by Conrad Stoesz December 21, 2006.

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