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On June 25, 2017, Tavistock Mennonite Church’s intentional interim pastor, Jim Brown, got his feet—and more—wet, as the congregation acknowledged three-quarters-of-a-century of... Read More
July 18, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
As far as David Epp is concerned, the 2016-17 school year was “a real success.” His first year of teaching at Rosthern Junior College (RJC) was also the first year of the school’s... Read More
July 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
For Muslim students at the University of Waterloo, long spans of fasting during the longest days of the year are over and may already feel like a distant memory. However, it was... Read More
July 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Jennifer Konkle
“We are here to celebrate with you,” said Melissa Giles, director of programs for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) B.C., as she praised the strength, courage and perseverance of... Read More
July 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Amy Dueckman
Glenn Martin’s voice was deep with emotion as he expressed appreciation for Yellow Bellies , a drama that describes the experiences of Mennonite conscientious objectors (COs)... Read More
July 18, 2017 | Artbeat | Barb Draper
The past two years have seen the publication of two interesting new collections of academic writing on Mennonite themes, one theological and the other historical. While other... Read More
July 18, 2017 | Artbeat | Max Kennel
Canadian Mennonite executive editor Virginia A. Hostetler attended the Canadian Church Press (CCP) awards banquet, held in Quebec City on June 22, at which she received writing... Read More
July 18, 2017 | Artbeat | Ross W. Muir
For Jaymie Friesen, responding to abuse and preventing it in communities of faith is a personal calling. As the abuse response and prevention coordinator at Mennonite Central... Read More
July 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Rachel Bergen
When Jonas Cornelsen tells people he spent the last year living with, and caring for, his grandfather in Vancouver, they often praise him. While Jonas appreciated his time with... Read More
July 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Chesley Lake Camp, located west of Owen Sound, Ont., lost its main building to fire on Canada Day. The building housed offices, a restaurant, tuck shop and many memories. The fire... Read More
July 18, 2017 | Back Page | Dave Rogalsky
Culminating a three-year process, delegates at the Mennonite Church USA assembly in Orlando earlier this month adopted a resolution entitled “Seeking peace in Israel and Palestine... Read More
July 15, 2017 | Web First |
Darrell W. Fast, born in Mountain Lake, Minn., passed away at the Leamington (Ont.) Mennonite Home, leaving Loretta Fast, his wife, his children Douglas (Michelle) Fast and... Read More
July 15, 2017 | Web First | Ross W. Muir
You may not have heard of one of the longest-serving workers for Mennonite World Conference (MWC) who is retiring this year, but many will be familiar with his work. Glenn Fretz... Read More
July 15, 2017 | Web First | Karla Braun
Months after a peace accord was signed between the government and the country’s largest rebel group, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partners in Colombia are walking with people... Read More
July 15, 2017 | Web First | Rachel Bergen
On July 1, 1867, the concerted efforts of 36 male, ethnic-European politicians came to fruition, and the Dominion of Canada was born. At the time, they celebrated, and for more... Read More
June 30, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
Meheret Evangelical Church has been meeting for worship in Kitchener for 20 years. Founded by four families, the church of about 15 saw slow growth over the years, as refugees... Read More
June 28, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
Creating more dialogue between the 16th-century Anabaptist tradition and the context of the Global South, and learning about how Mennonite women “do” theology, were two of the... Read More
June 28, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
Say yes, and get out of your comfort zone. These were the two main take-aways from the Mennonite Church Saskatchewan junior-high retreat, held from May 26 to 28, 2017, at the... Read More
June 28, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
They were called and they came, a million people from every corner of South Africa. They gathered on April 22, 2017, in an expanse of field near Bloemfontein for the largest... Read More
June 28, 2017 | God at work in the World | Deborah Froese
On Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017, a spirit of truth and reconciliation filled the fellowship hall and sanctuary of Edmonton's First Mennonite Church. Instead of the regular... Read More
June 28, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
What’s the sound of an award-winning song? Matt Epp and Faouzia know. This past May, the singer-songwriters won the grand prize for their duet “The Sound” in the International... Read More
June 28, 2017 | Artbeat | Aaron Epp
Grace Church on-the-Hill Anglican Church was full of concertgoers lined up waiting for open seats from no-shows on April 30. Stephanie Martin’s last concert as artistic director... Read More
June 28, 2017 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky

Abby Heinrichs speaks at a rally in Ottawa, where the pilgrimage ended. (Photo by Kathy Moorhead Thiessen)

This past spring, while her Grade 6 peers were in class writing spelling tests and working on their multiplication tables, Abby Heinrichs was doing something completely different... Read More
June 28, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Computer programming is a language foreign to most, but not to David Dyck. The 17-year-old Winnipegger is passionate about computers and knowing how they operate. “I really like... Read More
June 28, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
When delegates to the July 2016 assembly of Mennonite Church Canada passed a resolution on Palestine and Israel with an almost unanimous vote, reactions varied widely from within... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Byron Rempel-Burkholder

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