Downsview Church Organized

Cloudy skies darkened the morning, yet there was sunshine in the souls of God’s people as they gathered at the Yorkwoods Gate Community Centre on March 31 for the Downsview Church organization.

Special guests for the service were Elder and Mrs. E. C. Beck, president of the Ontario Conference, and the Lay Activities director for the conference, Elder E. R. Bacchus and fam ily. Also included in the program were the conference secretary, Elder W. R. Bornstein, and pastor of the Willowdale church, Elder L. Milliken.

Pastor and Mrs. Larry Milliken

In his special message to the church members. Elder Beck reminded them that the church is organized for fellowship, for service, and for helping others to know the truth. He stressed that this is the time and this is the generation for finishing the great work. A t the close of his address Elder Beck called for a motion and a vote from the floor that would initiate this new church into the association of churches in the Ontario Conference. Fifty-six charter members signed the official membership list as over two hundred visitors and guests from area churches looked on.

As a commemorative gift for the occasion, thirty new church hymnals were presented on behalf of the Ontario Conference.

Article from the Canadian Adventist Messenger Volume XLVIII, No. 9, May 3, 1979 Oshawa, Ontario


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    Isabelita Vasquez of MVC says:

    Elder Edwin Beck, I am just confirming if his wife name is jaqueline. Please I been looking for them for decade now. Are they well?

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    Isabelita Vasquez says:

    I am now sure that He is Elder Edwin C. BECK, the husband of Ma’am Jacquelyn. PLEASE give me her address or in anyway I could contact in my financial capacity. They were my sponsors at Mountain View College, BUKIDNON, Philippines.

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      DSDA says:

      Hi Isabelita,

      Unfortunately we are no longer in contact with Elder Beck. He was the head of our conference when our church was founded in 1979. A resource that may be of help in your search for him and his wife is the Adventist Digital Archives

      God Bless!

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