North Fraser Community Church – Lake Errock, BC
North Fraser Community Church fonds
Dates of Creation
3 cm of textual records
The North Fraser Community church in Lake Errock, BC (formerly known as Lake Errock Mennonite Brethren Church) had its beginnings in the 1950s when the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church began mission Sunday schools in Nicomen Island and in Deroche. It was later decided to amalgamate the two groups into one and begin meeting in Lake Errock. In 1960, property was purchased and, in 1961, a building was completed.
In 1963, the group organized as a Mennonite Brethren Church and was accepted into the provincial and national Mennonite Brethren Conferences in 1964. They remained steady until the late 1970s and early 1980s when the group was diminishing and was without a leader. The remaining members decided to implement a five-year program for visiting speakers to come to the congregation. In 1983, Helmut Schmidt became pastor of the congregation. In 1999, the membership dropped to 5 members and since that time the group has sought to continue its ministry to the community, despite a high turnover of members. In 2000, the church changed its name to North Fraser Community Church.
In 2010, there were 27 members with an average attendance of 40.
In 2017, the church became a satellite congregation of Central Community Church in Chilliwack and ceased to exist as an independent church.
Leaders include Art Isaac (1963–1978), Helmut Schmidt (1983–1999), Paul Fast (2000), Dan Wolfe (2001–2002), Randy Heinrichs (2002–2003), Dan Wolfe (2003–2004), Randy Heinrichs (2004–2005), Alec Niemi (2005–2014?), Wayne Pratt (2015?–2016?).
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of bulletins.
It is unclear when this material came to the archives.
- Location: Volume 369.
- Description by Shauna Hudson, June 7, 2004; edited by Sheralyn Heinrichs, August 12, 2005 and Conrad Stoesz, November 30, 2006.
- No restrictions on access.
- Finding aid consists of a file list.
1. Bulletins. -- 1968.
2. Bulletins. -- 1969.
3. Bulletins. -- 1970.
4. Bulletins. -- 1971.