Chestermere Christian Fellowship
 
 
Chestermere Christian Fellowship
Chestermere Christian Fellowship; A brief History

1991: Andy and Charlotte James arrived in the Chestermere area with their seven children. The family established contacts quickly and since church planting was already in their hearts a new group of believers began meeting only six months later.

1992: Flyers were distributed throughout Chestermere and on Sunday, March 7th twenty five attended a casual service in the Camp Chestermere Lodge with a cozy fire and a view of the lake and the mountains. Andy preached the first of many sermons that day. As growth came to the group the tables had to be taken out and only chairs were in the room. A Sunday School program was added for the children and the youth group for teens was new that year as well.

1994: The name of the new church family was officially changed to Chestermere Christian Fellowship. There was music, a choir, and a trailer set up for accommodating the Sunday School. Community Christmas Eve services were held every year in the lodge.

2000: Community service became an important part of CCF life as we moved into the 21st century. In addition to the yearly Christmas Eve Service we also served pancake breakfast at the Chestermere Fall Fair along with an outdoor Church service. Volunteers kept busy running an annual Christmas Craft Fair as well as organizing dinners and silent auctions, quilts were produced for sick and needy children. In 2000 CCF became a part of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada, (EMCC).

2002: We moved into the Chestermere High School but before long the Conrich Road property was purchased and on July 21st we held our first services there.

2006: Andy and Char James resigned from CCF. Their son David and his wife Erin joined New Tribes Mission and began working in Tuva, Russia.

2007: Pastor Darcy Neufeld and his wife, Nola were called to the position of senior pastor at CCF and have made their home in Chestermere.

2011: Our first annual Christmas Pageants took place on Dec. 16th to 24th. Props were built and costumes were made. Many people from the community attended the outdoor play on four special evenings, which included music, actors and animals, with biblical narration.

2012: Another exciting tradition begins at CCF, an outdoor interactive pageant of the Passion of the Christ with 21 actors, and costumes and props, held for our Easter celebration. We intend that this too will become a "first annual" event so that people of the community will come out to watch story of Jesus and make it a family tradition to attend. ALSO, our first annual Stampede Breakfast on the grounds of CCF in July. Community invited.

2013-2014: The James family returns to Canada from the mission field. CCF's mission budget is now directed to the support of the following mission organizations; Camp Chestermere Bible Camp and Retreat Center, Forest Lawn church plant, EMCC World Partners, The Dream Project, SEND International, Hockey Ministries International, Tears of Joy Ministries, Wycliffe Canada, and HART Ministry.

As we look forward to God leading us into the future we realize that we need to hear His voice and follow His strategies in order to keep CCF growing and vibrant. "Being confident of this that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6
 
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