In the Beginning launches in Black Creek

The United Mennonite Church of Black Creek invites the public to the launch of a new book In the Beginning—Stories of our Founders for an evening of speakers, images and history.

In the 1930s, several groups of Mennonite settlers emigrated to Black Creek from Russia, the Ukraine, and other communities in Canada and the U.S. Some of their journeys were perilous as they fled persecution and famine then faced drought and the Great Depression.

They came to Black Creek with little more than family, faith, culture and hope for a better future. Soon after arriving they met for worship in homes, but soon built two simple churches— United Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren.

These early settlers purchased “stump farms,” and gradually turned rocks and slash into productive farms.

The new book contains personal profiles of many of the early families, excerpts from memoirs and church history.

The launch will be on Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at United Mennonite Church, 2277 Enns Rd., just north of Black Creek Store, followed by refreshments and visiting.

Just Posted

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

3L happy with CVRD staff reversal of ruling

Company’s request for minor amendment to RGS was announced as defeated Tuesday, overturned Wednesday

Nickel Carnival coming to Courtenay

Families welcome for games, face painting, food and more

Here’s what you need to know about Day 1 at the BC Games

All 18 events kick off on the track, riding ring, fields, courts and lake in the Cowichan Valley

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

BC toddler with ‘allergy’ to sun waiting for bone marrow transplant

Charlie Lock, 2, needs treatment for damage caused by rare disorder EPP

Windshield completes Spitfire re-construction

Comox Valley resident donated plane part to museum

VIDEO: How to throw a frisbee

Ultimate frisbee player Amy Mackay shows off the proper technique

Site C dam project plagued by problems: expert

E. Harvey Elwin expresses concern about internal BC Hydro and government documents

Seal attacks kayakers off northern Vancouver Island

‘It has to be one chance in a million of this happening.’

Victoria-area park sign removed after glitch redirects to porn site

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Special Olympic athletes take on BC Games during special anniversary

Known as the Global Day of Inclusion, July 20 marks the first Special Olympics in 1968 in Chicago

Most Read