Congregational Milestones

Famille Assemblée de la Grâce – 10 years

This small congregation in the Anjou neighbourhood of Montreal, QC has been an MCEC provisional congregation since 2018. They worship in the Haitian Creole language, with an emphasis on the Haitian diaspora in Quebec. Most recently, they connect virtually and worship with people from the United States, Aruba and Dominican Republic. “The church is not [only] the congregation in Anjou, Quebec, but is every individual,” says Pastor Westerne Joseph in a recent report. “We are now able to connect with our brothers and sisters all over the world through Zoom.”

Along with an international focus, they continue to support their youth program and young leaders, as well as the people and refugees in their congregation in Montreal. “Pray for us that God would continue to open doors for the social programs that we have,” requests Pastor Westerne.

We celebrate and are grateful for 10 years of ministry in Anjou, QC.

Community Mennonite Church, Stouffville – 25 years

Community Mennonite Church in Stouffville, ON, began in 1996 as an outreach from the Hagerman Mennonite Church, after people developed a vision to start a new church in the town of Stouffville, ON. Their mission statement: "To be a growing Christian community seeking to love God and God's creation, our neighbours and ourselves," continues to guide them in congregational and community life.

They are described on their website as a little church in Stouffville that gathers to worship, learn to love God and their neighbours and to “be a church” in all kinds of ways that they are still discovering. The congregation is the home of several of the founding members of the drama troupe, Theatre of the Beat, who have addressed numerous contemporary issues in their projects, and have toured extensively through Mennonite Church Canada. Community Mennonite Church members were central to erecting a plaque honoring the Town of Stouffville's founding pacifists who settled the local area prior to the War of 1812.

We celebrate and are grateful for 25 years of ministry in Stouffville, ON.

From Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online and Community Mennonite Church website.