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Celebrating half a century of service

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Fifty years in the same branch of work is something to celebrate, and a long career in church ministry is especially notable. For Portage Avenue Church, Winnipeg, the Apr. 13 service was a chance to acknowledge the commitment of one of its long-time leaders. John Unger and his wife Mary dedicated half a century to official church work. John’s history of service began with ordination at Scott Street MB Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, and took the couple to various ministry locations, including Portage Avenue Church, where John worked in several capacities and most recently as a crisis minister. John’s career, spent preaching, teaching, and helping people in need, officially ended in March.

—Susan Huebert

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