AGC News

New church home for AGC Church Plant

Posted by donna on May 19, 2015

Blackfalds 4.JPGThe congregation of Faith Community Church in Blackfalds, AB rejoiced on Saturday May 16th as they officially dedicated their new church building!  Faith Community Church began in 2006 as a church plant of the AGC.  The building is a former store on the main road in downtown Blackfalds.  The congregation is still in the process of renovations, but is happily now meeting in their new location.

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The AGC turns 90!

Posted by donna on March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 marks 90 years since the AGC officially began!   

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Above: Sunday School Teachers Convention, Christian Workers Churches, Philpott Memorial Church (then known as "The Gospel Tabernacle), Hamilton, ON, 1924

The AGC traces its beginnings to the early 1890s when a group of independent evangelical churches became known as the Christian Workers' Church of Canada, under a charter granted to Dr. P .W . Philpott, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle in Hamilton,ON. These churches were concerned about the growth of theological liberalism and in 1922 felt the need to unite with others who practised a simple biblical faith. In 1925, because other groups with contrasting doctrine and practice were using similar names, a new charter under the name of Associated Gospel Churches was secured from the Canadian government. 


New AGC Church!

Posted by donna on February 19, 2015

The AGC is pleased to welcome Faith Christian Fellowship of Eastend, SK to our family of churches!  A service of reception was held on February 3rd, conducted by Canada West Superintendent Russ Wilson. 

Pictured below, left to right: Jon Hansen (Elder), Russ Wilson, Keith Pickerill (Pastor), Randy Wig (Elder), Jake Miller (Elder)

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Call to Prayer

Posted by donna on October 23, 2014

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I would like to call all of us to pray for our country and especially for our leaders in light of the horrific events of yesterday and indeed this week.

Twice this week we have experienced the shock of direct attacks of terrorism on our soil.  Our prayers are with the Cirillo and Vincent families who this week lost sons, husbands and fathers.  Our prayers are with the men and women of our armed forces and police who once more were called on to defend our freedoms with their lives.  The threats of terror are more real for us today than yesterday, this week more than last.  In so many ways Canada will not be the same.

That said, our faith and dependence is always in our Lord. May we be those whose lives demonstrate a heart of service and encouragement for all we meet. We must be those whose lives are marked by faith not fear.

This Sunday please take a moment to pray for our nation.

Blessings,

Bill Fietje
President of Associated Gospel Churches


Journeys of the AGC Canada West Superintendent

Posted by donna on July 31, 2014

jim-houston.jpgAGC Canada West Superintendent Jim Houston has spent the last 12 years visiting our Western Churches & Pastors.  As he concludes his term, Jim wants to give an idea of what these journeys have been like, and the people he's been able to visit.  Westerners - look for your church and people!  Jim - thank you for your years of exemplary service to our family of churches, and to our Lord!

 


Niagara_2014_2.JPGOn June 8th, a number of AGC churches in the Niagara area gathered together at Queenston Heights Park for the "Together We Worship" church in the park.  It was a perfect way to cap off our National Conference by having these churches partner in worship and ministry!

 

 

 


New church plant launches in Hamilton!

Posted by donna on June 17, 2014

St_Clair.jpgThis Sunday (June 22) there will be a celebration/dedication service for St. Clair Community Church (SCCC) in Hamilton, ON!

SCCC is a church plant of Grindstone Church that has been in the works for almost two years.  On June 8th SCCC held their first Sunday service, and this week the entire Grindstone family will be worshiping together at the Germania Club in Hamilton at 10:15 am!

Please pray for our Sunday gathering, and for plant leader Matt Pamplin.


The AGC Canada East Council is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Laird Crump has been confirmed as our new Canada East Superintendent, beginning July 1, 2014!.  Laird received 100% affirmation from the Canada East Conference on June 6.  Please pray for Laird, his wife Joey, and their family as they make this transition.


Russ_Wilson_April_2014.jpgThe Associated Gospel Churches is pleased to announce that Rev. Russ Wilson has been approved as our next Canada West Superintendent!  The Canada West Region voted overwhelmingly in favour of appointing Russ at last weeks' Canada West Conference in Melfort, SK. 

In the excitement of welcoming Russ, we also say a very fond but sad farewell to outgoing Superintendent Jim Houston, who has served so diligently over the last 12 years.  Thank you Jim for your heart to serve, and for the many practical ways you have shown your love for the Lord and His people.


Leaders meeting with the Prime Minister

Posted by donna on November 7, 2013

Bill_Fietje_1.jpgPresident Bill Fietje was recently among a delegation of Denominational Leaders who met with the Prime Minister.