Adding your church is free and takes less than 5 minutes. We believe that Jesus Christ calls us to discipleship, to take up our cross and follow him. Thus we acknowledge our frequent need of cleansing, renew our willingness to let go of pride and worldly power, and offer our lives in humble service and sacrificial love. 3.7K likes. We place our faith in God that; by the same power that raised Christ from the dead, we may be saved from sin to follow Christ and to know the fullness of salvation. Thank you! No matter who you are or where you've been, you're welcome here. Bruce had a strong interest in Christian day-school education, and was instrumental in founding the Mission campus of Valley Christian School in our church facilities. Gordon Hardy served as his associate 1978-1979, but was soon called to serve as a counselor for Burdenbearers of Canada. Pastor Ed Goerzen served the congregation from 1965-1976. He has continued as a faithful and exemplary lay member of the church. We worship the one holy and loving God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit eternally. John Pankratz became a full-time assistant to Ed Goerzen in 1973, but unfortunately his devoted service was interrupted by tragedy. Our ministry has both a spiritual and a social dimension. He passed away in the summer of 1994. This led to a major emigration to Canada. Martha, as a missionary in Japan for a total of 25 years. Cedar Valley Church, Bloomington, MN. Believers are baptized into Christ and his body by the Spirit, water, and blood. We extend a sincere invitation to all to come and discover together with us the profound meaning and the overflowing joy of living for Jesus Christ. In 1980 George Janzen was called to be the senior pastor at CVMC. Cedar Valley Church is committed to sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Join us for ONLINE every Sunday at 10:00AM on Facebook, YouTube, or right here! This site contains affiliate and partner links and may receive compensation for referrals or purchases made through our links. We also believe that God calls particular persons in the church to specific leadership ministries and offices. Even more, God desires all people to become part of the church, God's family. We believe that the Lord's Supper is a sign by which the church thankfully remembers the new covenant which Jesus established by his death. Christ has commissioned the church to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, and teaching them to observe all things he has commended. The Holy Spirit is active in individual and in communal worship, leading us deeper into the experience of God. Sign Up. and to provide a foretaste of the church's glorious hope. We trace our history back to the Reformation period of the 16th century. He had the longest tenure of all CVMC pastors until our currently serving pastors Douglas Pankratz and Dan Rempel. The above summary statements are taken from “Confession of faith in Mennonite perspective”. John Friesen, a member of the church, who later served as pastor in a number of other congregations, donated a choice piece of property to the church on Cedar Valley Road. Discipline is intended to liberate erring brothers and sisters from sin, and to restore them to a right relationship with God and to fellowship in the church. Peter Froese. The founders of the Cedar Valley Church, for the most part, were part of a wave of immigration from the Ukraine in the 1920's. We believe that the church is the assembly of those who have accepted God's offer of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. For the first time the way was open for non-German-speaking people from the community to become part of the church. Cedar Valley Church, meet every Sunday morning at 10:30am and evening at 6:00pm. The early Mennonites, like the early New Testament Christians, suffered a great deal of persecution. No information gathered here with be used for any purpose other than it’s sole intent. Baptism is also a pledge before the church of their covenant with God to walk in the way of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. He served at CVMC from 1980-1990, returning in 1997 to serve for an additional year as a part- time associate pastor. This meant that construction had to proceed in stages. First Name. Download our app to discover our media content, give a donation conveniently, watch or listen to messages or learn more about us. We practice discipline in the church as a sign of God's offer of transforming grace. Gary and his wife, Ellie, served enthusiastically until May of 1992, when they resigned to move into a church-planting assignment in Abbotsford. Nickel was an exceptionally gifted man intellectually. It's relevant to your life. In 1988 Glenn & Carol Kelso arrived on the scene to become the new youth workers, and once again CVMC was blessed with a strong and stable youth ministry. It is our heart’s desire to learn to know Him better, to follow Him more faithfully, and to share the good news of His grace with many people, both at home and abroad. Today there is a distinct community-church flavor that distinguishes it from more traditional, ethnically intact Mennonite churches. Contents of this website are copyrighted property of the owner of this site. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. The textbook of our faith is the Holy Bible. He was the first salaried pastor. Timothy Epp, with pastoral experience in the United States, arrived in the summer of 1992 to assume duties as the leading pastor. Our congregation had its origins in 1940. Due to the spread of COVID-19 we are focusing ONLINE worship services, small groups gatherings to worship, pray, and serve together on Sundays, and we are offering In-Person services once a month! The world has been created good because God is good and provides all that is needed for life. As single and married members of the church family give and receive nurture and healing, families can grow toward the wholeness that God intends. In the summer of 1997 Douglas Pankratz arrived to accept a role as an associate pastor with an emphasis on youth ministries. Human beings have been made for relationship with God, to live in peace with each other, and to take care of the rest of creation.    Bruce Barrie came as the next associate pastor, and together with his wife, Janet, served our congregation from 1985-1988. It must be noted that up to this time all ministers of CVMC served sacrificially without monetary remuneration, often experiencing real financial hardship as they sought to care for their families. They were replaced by Brian and Rebecca Wiebe, who served for two years, 1994-1995. We believe that the church is God's holy nation, called to give full allegiance to Christ its head and to witness to every nation, government, and society about God's saving love. Here we find assurance of forgiveness for our transgressions, strength to live and courage to die.

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