led by Peter Shi in Markham, ON
Under the leadership of Peter Shi, this new Mandarin congregation began meeting officially in Markham, ON on January 1st, 2017 to reach the growing Mandarin population in the area.
Historically, Chinese Alliance churches have been founded by Cantonese speaking communities, largely emmigrating from Hong Kong. But over the last 20 years that trend has shifted, with many Chinese churches holding services in three languages: Cantonese, Mandarin and English. While traditionally, Cantonese churches have been more highly centralized and larger in number, the growing number of Mandarin speaking communities plant quickly, once successful and strong enough, and they tend to operate best when they are smaller (100-120 people). It's a model that perhaps reflects the nature of house church movements in Northern China.
Recently, Unionville Mandarin got in touch with Unionville Alliance in Markham. In a beautiful example of how churches can venture together, Unionville Alliance has agreed to partner with their fellow Mandarin community, providing them space in which to hold their Sunday worship gatherings and doing children's and youth ministry together with them. In addition, both communities have agreed to engage in joint justice and compassion outreach in their community.
Sundays at 10:00am
4898 16th Ave, Markham, ON, L3R 0K6