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Regina Chinese Community Church – Regina, SK

Proper Title

Regina Chinese Community Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1986–2003

Physical Description

57 cm of textual records, 12 photographs, and 1 cassette

Administrative History

The beginnings of the Regina Chinese Community Church grew out of the decision by the Saskatchewan Mennonite Brethren Board of Church Extension, to start a Chinese church in Regina. Stephen Lee, from Vancouver, called the first planning meeting, and provided various kinds of support.

The objectives were to reach the local Chinese community and foreign Chinese students; to provide both Chinese and English language classes; to provide a channel for Chinese Bible students to have practical ministry experience. Two couples were committed to providing leadership: Lemuel and Leona So, and Chris and Kitty Wong. Invitations were sent to all Chinese residents of Regina and posters were hung in post-secondary schools.

The opening thanksgiving service was held November 9, 1986, at the Peart School, 2715 Ottawa Street, Regina; Stephen Lee preached.

Languages of worship are Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Regina Chinese Community Church remained affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Conference until it closed in 2003.

The leaders of the church included: Chris Wong (1986–1992), Alfred Lee (1996–2000), and Raymond Lai (2001).

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of records written primarily in Chinese languages and includes financial records, statistical reports, minutes from business meetings and various committees, baptism, marriage and funeral records. Also included are records of special events, correspondence, constitutions, bulletins, and other miscellaneous records.

Custodial History

Records were donated by the church.

Notes

  • Volume 1347, 1348.
  • Accession number 2004-14.
  • Languages include Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
  • Description by Yvonne Snider-Nighswander January 10, 2012.
  • Related material see: NP149-01:8975-77; NP149-02:208.
  • Three documents using both Mandarin and English language.
  • No restrictions on access.

Series Descriptions

I. Regina Chinese Community Church Early Records.
1986–1989.
1 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of minutes of the first meeting to establish the church and subsequent meeting minutes, statistics, charter membership and the ordination profile for Chris Wong (1986–1989).

II. Regina Chinese Community Church Constitution.
1997.
0.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the revised Constitution of the Regina Chinese Community Church (1997).

III. Regina Chinese Community Church Minutes.
1986–1994.
3.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of minutes of steering committee, church board, church council and the Chinese Christian Fellowship of the University of Regina as well as the Key Ying Senior Citizen Home Bylaws of 1991 and various other records.

IV. Regina Chinese Community Church Financial Records.
1986–1995.
14 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of financial statements, building fund records (1987–2003).

V. Regina Chinese Community Church Membership Records.
1986–1995.
2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of baptism (1989–1995), marriage (1987–1995) and funeral records (1987–1992).

VI. Regina Chinese Community Church Correspondence.
1986–1997.
3 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of letters to the pastor, letters to the moderator, correspondence with the Saskatchewan Board of Extension well as general correspondence (1986–1997).

VII. Regina Chinese Community Church and Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
1988–1993.
0.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of correspondence and recognition of projects which were apart of the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches.

VIII. Regina Chinese Community Church Programmes and Special Events.
1988–1997.
8 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of records pertaining to immigration sponsorship, retreats, anniversaries and Bible lessons (1988–1997).

IX. Regina Chinese Community Church Youth Fellowship.
1988–1998.
6 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of records of attendance, activity plans, calendar of events, booklets, minutes and other documents (1996–1998).

X. Regina Chinese Community Church and Luther College.
1994.
4 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of records of involvement with Chinese students at Luther College, Regina (1994).

XI. Regina Chinese Community Church Community Programmes.
1987–1995.
4 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of an International Student handbook, records of the Chinese School, the Regina Chinese-English Childcare Centre, Inc. and tai chi classes (1996–1998).

XII. Regina Chinese Community Church Directories and Lists.
1988–2003.
4 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of church directories and lists (1986–1995).

XIII. Regina Chinese Community Church Bulletins.
1988–2003.
13 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of church bulletins (1988–2003).

File List

Volume 1347
1. First meeting, bulletin and purpose statement. -- 1989.
2. Charter membership. -- 1989.
3. Chris Wong ordination file. -- 1989.
4. Constitution. -- 1997.
5. Church records. -- 1986–1994.
6. Cumulative data. -- 1986–1996.
7. Statistical reports. -- 1988–1998.
8. Church records. -- 1993–1995.
9. Church records. -- 1994–1995.
10. Church minutes. -- 1995.
11. Budget/Business meeting minutes. -- 1994–2000.
12. Financial statement. -- 1987.
13. Financial statement. -- 1988, 1989.
14. Financial statements. -- 1990–1992.
15. Financial and general records. -- 1993–1998.
16. Financial records. -- 1993.
17. Financial statements. -- 1994.
18. Building fund. -- 1994.
19. Financial records. -- 1995.
20. Financial and general records. -- 1995–1998.
21. Financial summary reports. -- 1996.
22. Financial records. -- 1997.
23. Financial statements. -- 1998.
24. Financial records. -- 1999.
25. Financial statements. -- 2000.
26. Financial records. -- 2001.
27. Financial records. -- 2002.
28. Financial records. -- 2003.
29. Baptism, membership. -- 1989–1995.
30. Marriages. -- 1987–1995.
31. Funeral documents, burial permits. -- 1987–1992.
32. Funeral Services. -- 1997, 1999.
33. Correspondence. -- 1993–1995.
34. Correspondence, Board of Extension. -- 1987.
35. Correspondence to pastor. -- 1988–1991.
36. Correspondence to moderator. -- 1989–1996.
37. Correspondence, Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches. -- 1988–1993.
38. Immigration sponsorship. -- 1987–1990.
39. Bible lessons. -- [198?].
40. 35th CCYWC Planning Committee minutes; Newsletter #5. -- 1995.
41. Special events, programmes with music. -- 1996–1998.
42. Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, records. -- 1988.
43. Couples Retreat. -- 1988.
44. Summer Retreat. -- [199?].
45. Retreat. -- 1996, 1997.
46. Youth Fellowship. -- 1996–1997.
47. Youth Fellowship, booklets. -- 1996–1997.

Volume 1348
1. Youth Fellowship, minutes. -- 1998.
2. Chinese Students at Lutheran College, Regina. -- 1994.
3. International Student handbook. -- 1994–1995.
4. Regina Chinese Community Church Chinese School. -- 1987–1990.
5. Regina Chinese-English Childcare Centre. -- 1989–1992.
6. Tai chi classes. -- [1989?].
7. Church directories. -- 1988–1989.
8. Church directories. -- 1995.
9. Church directories. -- 1995–1996.
10. Church directories. -- 1996.
11. Church lists. -- 1995.
12. Bulletins. -- 1986–1988.
13. Bulletins. -- 1988, 1989, 1990.
14. Bulletins. -- 1991–1992.
15. Bulletins. -- 1993–1994.
16. Bulletins. -- 1995–1996.
17. Bulletins. -- 1997–2000.
18. Bulletins. -- 2001.
19. Bulletins. -- 2002.
20. Bulletins. -- 2003.

Cassette

  • Cassette of the November 12, 1989 chartering service. -- 1989. (NA-17-89)

Photograph File List

Collection Number: NP192-01Regina Chinese Community Church. -- [1989?].

  • NP192-01:1Parliament Community Church sign. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of the Parliament Community Church sign board, announcing the activities of the Regina Chinese Community Church.
  • NP192-01:2Chris Wong at his desk. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of Chris Wong at his desk in the Regina Chinese Community Church office.
  • NP192-01:3Church building. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of the Regina Chinese Community Church building.
  • NP192-01:4Church members enjoying a meal together. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of the Regina Chinese Community Church members enjoying a meal together. Fourth from left is Chris Wong.
  • NP192-01:5Church service. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a Regina Chinese Community Church worship service.
  • NP192-01:6Preaching. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a person preaching at Regina Chinese Community Church.
  • NP192-01:7Tai-chi class. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a tai-chi class taught at the Regina Chinese Community Church.
  • NP192-01:8A group in a park. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a group from the Regina Chinese Community Church in a park.
  • NP192-01:9A group swimming. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a group from the Regina Chinese Community Church swimming.
  • NP192-01:10A child being given a present. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a child from the Regina Chinese Community  Church being given a present.
  • NP192-01:11Birthday party. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of a 6th birthday party at the Regina Chinese Community Church.
  • NP192-01:12Birthday cake being cut. - 198-. - 15 x 10 cm [col.]. This photo is of the birthday cake being cut at the Regina Chinese Community Church.
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