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1957–2002.
13 cm of textual records.


Administrative history

The Grace Mennonite Brethren Church of Penticton, BC had its roots in 1957 when the Associated Gospel Churches (AGC) of Canada opened up work under the name of Grace Gospel Church. In 1960 a church building was constructed which was used for many years.

In 1982, a spokesperson for a potential Mennonite Brethren church in Penticton approached the A.G.C board chairman with questions about a possibility of an amalgamation with the proposed Mennonite Brethren work. Discussion meetings were held, and on March 7, the first joint Sunday service was held.

On April 18, 1982 the church was officially chartered as the Grace Mennonite Brethren Church with 57 members. The newly formed church welcomed its first resident pastor couple, Rev. and Mrs. Edward Hamm on September 19, 1982. They ended their pastorship with Grace MB Church on July 28, 1983 and on February 19, 1984, the church held a commissioning service for their second pastor couple, Hart and Louise Loewen.

Those to have lead the Grace MB Church include: Edward Hamm (1982–1983), Hart Loewen (1984–1985), Dave Esau (1987–2000), Blake Wagner (2002– ).

In about 1985 membership stood at 74, average attendance at Sunday morning services was 92 and average Sunday school attendance was 60. As of 2004 membership at Grace was 51 with an average attendance of 55.

The language of worship is English.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of historical sketch and bulletins.

Notes
Textual file list

Volume 397
History. -- 1957–ca. 1985
Bulletins. -- 1984
Bulletins. -- 1985
Bulletins. -- 1986
Bulletins. -- 1987
Bulletins. -- 1988
Bulletins. -- 1989
Bulletins. -- 1990
Bulletins. -- 1991
Bulletins. -- 1993
Bulletins. -- 1994
Bulletins. -- 1995
Bulletins. -- 1996
Bulletins. -- 1997
Bulletins. -- 1998
Bulletins. -- 1999
Bulletins. -- 2000
Bulletins. -- 2001
Bulletins. -- 2002