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The way Ross Shantz remembers it, his father Ward contacted his buddies from the Second World War conscientious objector camp at Montreal River and they began the New Hamburg... Read More
June 28, 2016 | God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
The auction began. Among the crowds in Coaldale for the annual Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta Relief Sale on June 10 and 11, stood two Syrian men whose families had... Read More
June 28, 2016 | God at work in the World | Rose Klassen
The rain that fell on the morning of June 18 didn’t stop a group of walkers from making a three-kilometre trek in support of the upcoming World Refugee Day. Starting out from the... Read More
June 28, 2016 | God at work in the World | Amy Dueckman
“This is our first kick at the cat,” quips Rosthern Junior College (RJC) principal Jim Epp. Nevertheless, he is confident his school’s new integrated learning program will be “a... Read More
June 28, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Popular wisdom suggests the way to deal with mental health issues is to talk them through. Pete McAdams, an uncomplicated, 43-year-old, Hutterite long-distance cyclist, has... Read More
June 28, 2016 | God at work in Us | Will Braun
Jonas Cornelsen jokes that, at the age of 22, he’s retired. While most of his peers are looking to start their careers, the Winnipeg native and recent university graduate moved to... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
What is the real cost of the things we buy? That’s the question I asked myself during Uprooted, a three-week learning tour for young adults through Mexico, Guatemala and Arizona... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Young Voices | Andrew Brown
In a land that closely resembles the place Jesus lived more than 2,000 years ago, his words still prove true. The people of Sidi, Burkina Faso, plant their fields with the tools... Read More
June 20, 2016 | Web First |
After 10 days of walking, I come to a small town in Spain called Belorado. The day before, I had walked a gruelling 31 kilometres up and down hills, in warm and sunny spring... Read More
June 20, 2016 | Web First | Alvin Thiessen
The history of Youth Farm Bible Camp is, in no small sense, the history of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan. In the early 1940s, the Mennonite Youth Society began holding retreats at... Read More
June 15, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Hope Mennonite Fellowship withdrew its membership from Mennonite Church Saskatchewan effective April 30, 2016. Several years ago, members became concerned by what they saw as a... Read More
June 15, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Forty Mennonite Church Manitoba clergy attended the area church’s biennial “Healthy boundaries” seminar, held this year at Carman Mennonite Church. Led this spring by clinical... Read More
June 15, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Participants at the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta spring conference, held on April 30, 2016, at Holyrood Mennonite Church, Edmonton, spent time “Rethinking Mennonite... Read More
June 15, 2016 | God at work in the World | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Growing up in an immigrant family prepared Betty Pries to see God’s presence in the struggles of life. Her grandmother’s “story-based faith” came to her through stories from... Read More
June 15, 2016 | God at work in Us | Eastern Canada Correspondent
Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Faculty of Music with a concert on April 3, 2016, that featured the premiere of works by two composers with... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
Two Canadian Mennonite women, one a pastor and the other a professor, introduced their new book, Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration, at the Mennonite Heritage... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Artbeat | Amy Dueckman
Some teachers want their lessons to run smoothly, but not Benjamin Weber. “I like a healthy amount of chaos,” says Weber, 29, who teaches the youth Sunday school class at Stirling... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
“Watching great films is a very spiritual experience for me,” says Paul Plett. “It hits a tuning fork in [my] heart and my whole soul reverberates.” The 30-year-old, who attends... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
In June 1942, 3,000 Mennonites gathered at the Kitchener, Ont., train station to bid farewell to conscientious objectors (COs) bound for forest-fire fighting and tree-planting... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Web First | Laureen Harder-Gissing
The 2016 Ralph and Eileen Lebold Fundraising Dinner, held on June 2, 2016, at Conrad Grebel University College, featured Arli Klassen, chief development officer for Mennonite... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
You planned a party for 200 people, with games geared for groups of 20. Food quantities have been tallied, and overnight lodging arranged for guests who are coming from far away... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Web First | Dan Dyck
A seminar for pastors may have begun with marine imagery, but it was the cascade of effects that happened in Yellowstone National Park in the United States that caught the... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
“People assume that reading the Bible should be easy,” said Derek Suderman, adding, though, “That’s not the way the Bible works.” If they are to truly understand Scripture, they... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Mennonite Women Manitoba organized and hosted Winnipeg’s first-ever Sister Care seminar at Bethel Mennonite Chuch in mid-May, drawing women of all ages from multiple congregations... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Lydia Cruttwell, pastor of First United Mennonite Church in Vancouver, was ordained to the ministry on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, in a joint worship service with First United... Read More
June 1, 2016 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman

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