Sunday, October 19, 2014

                                                                                                                         October 19, 2014

515 West Windsor Road

North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

" The original chapel at 515 West Windsor Road and Sunday School rooms were constructed in 1955...and (it was) established as Delbrook Baptist Church  (REF.) The Building Permit book at the North Vancouver Archives indicates that a$27,000 permit was issued to build it.

"Before 1997, the only Chinese church presence on the North Shore (North Vancouver and West Vancouver) was some small Bible study groups. In October 1996, Pacific Grace Mennonite Brethren and Burnaby Pacific Grace Chinese churches in Vancouver received an invitation from some of their members on the North Shore to begin an outreach ministry there. Following an evangelistic Christmas lunch in 1996, several programs were initiated. In the next half-year, through evangelistic meetings, Bible study classes and home visits, 13 people accepted Christ. In June 1997, a team visited 200 homes in one week, inviting local residents to attend a musical evangelistic meeting on the weekend. About 100 people attended, and four accepted Christ.
"In January 1998, a core group of families from the two Pacific Grace churches began weekly Sunday worship services and various fellowship meetings for adults, youth, young working adults, post-secondary students and children. At Thanksgiving 1998, the group formally registered as the North Shore Pacific Grace Mennonite Brethren Church, with 32 charter members. The congregation joined the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in May 1999.
"The church has had its share of difficulties. The worship service location changed a number of times in its history, and many activities have had to be conducted in homes because the church has no permanent meeting place. But God has used these home meetings as stepping stones to bring in new families living nearby. To Wang-Hui served as pastor of the church from its inception until July 2005, when he resigned for health reasons.  Abraham Lau became pastor of the congregation in November of that year. (Link 1.)

2013 Sign at The Bridge Baptist Church

2014 Sign at the North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church
 North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church rented space in The Bridge Baptist Church at 515 Windsor Road  for 15 years.  Then in 2014  they purchased it. During the rental a sign indicated  separate services are in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. (Link 3.)

See Blog Post 3/17/13, The Bridge Church.
Photos: Taken by Suzanne Wilson.
Link 1:,_British_Columbia,_Canada)

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