Lao Christian Fellowship Church of St. Catharines

Classification scheme: 

Title: Lao Christian Fellowship fonds

Dates of creation: 1982-2004
Note: Further accruals are expected

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The congregation began services in 1980 at the Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church, and formally organized in 1983. For many years it met at the St. Catharines United Mennonite Church. Southin Luangrath is considered the founding leader of the group. Its first pastor was Tong Chitchalerntham. The congregation originated through the efforts of a family of refugees who arrived in Canada in the late 1970s.

Custodial history: Transferred from the fonds of the Conference of United Mennonite Churches in Ontario and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.

Notes: For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further materials related to this congregation may be found by searching the Archives.
An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO.
Original archival description created 2016 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Constitution, 31 Aug 1982, 1983
  2. Directory, 18 Oct 1983
  3. Ministry report by Tong Chitchalerntham, 1984, 1987

Series 2: Informal Records

  1. Correspondence, 1990, 1995-1997
  2. Text for installation of Tong Chitchalerntham, March 27, 1983
  3. Invitations to special programs, 1984

Series 3: Bulletins

Christmas program, 11 Dec 1983

Building dedication, 14 Sep 1996

Ordination of Kuaying Teng and Khamphong Phommaseng, 9 May 1998

25 Apr 2004


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