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Children enjoy their story at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship's 50th anniversary service on Oct 15, 2017. (Fort Garry Mennonite photo)

On Oct. 15, 2017, more than 300 excited and exuberant members and guests gathered at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship to celebrate the congregation’s 50th anniversary. Many had... Read More
November 15, 2017 | God at work in the Church | John and Dorothy Friesen
A group of young adults who formed in response to proposed changes to Mennonite Church Canada (now dubbed the nationwide church) has disbanded. The Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Attention, music fans: Next month marks the 15th anniversary of the release of an album you’ve likely never heard of. Let me tell you about it. On Dec. 8, 2002, at Douglas... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
While plenty of Mennonites have played the “Mennonite game”—the Anabaptist version of six degrees of separation—only a select few have played Mark Eash Hershberger’s version. But... Read More
November 14, 2017 | Web First | Abby King

At the MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day Abby Heinrichs and her father Steve tell their personal stories in a workshop entitled ‘In your light, we see light: The church and Indigenous solidarity.’ (Photo by Donna Schulz)

Setting goals is a good practice, but how does a faith community translate those goals into reality? At their Refresh, Refocus, Renew mini-retreat in September, members of... Read More
November 14, 2017 | Web First | Donna Schulz
While visiting Ethiopia recently, Darrell Jantzi and John Peters heard that Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) has continued to grow and now numbers 310,877 baptized members, an... Read More
November 14, 2017 | Web First | Barb Draper
Not feeling safe in the United States, a young woman climbed on a plane and flew to Montreal with her children. But the U.S. is considered a safe country for refugees, so she was... Read More
November 14, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Richard (Dick) Benner, the recent editor/publisher of Canadian Mennonite , passed away on Nov. 4, 2017, at his home in Ruckersville, Va. Upon his retirement in March 2017, he... Read More
November 6, 2017 | Web First | Barb Draper
For Ardith Frey, injera , a flatbread eaten in northeastern Africa, is a symbol of community. It is served on a large shared platter, along with a sauce. See Ardith’s story at “... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Web First |
A Covenant and Operating Agreement describing the intent of both the spirit and function of the new relationships among the five regional churches (formerly area churches)... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
To say that the ins and outs of International Witness ministry are complex would be an understatement. It could take an entire study conference to explore a theology of mission as... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
The terms “financial plan” and “budget” were used somewhat interchangeably in reference to a spreadsheet in the Discernment Guide Supplement outlining how Mennonite Church Canada... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
“We don’t all see things through the same lenses. We don’t all agree on every little or big thing, but we are loved by you, and we love.” That prayerful acknowledgement of... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Deborah Froese
Mennonite Church Canada is changing and the need for communication has never been greater. This seemed to be the consensus at the Communications Focus Group discussion held during... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Donna Schulz
While some delegates at Special Assembly 2017 looked forward to the nationwide church restructuring process, others mourned the loss of what has been an important part of their... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Donna Schulz
Ruth Friesen of First Mennonite Church, Edmonton, says her congregation has always had a strong connection to the Mennonite Church Canada national office in Winnipeg and the... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Virginia A. Hostetler
On a mid-October weekend, 13 youth from across Canada weren’t on the field playing soccer, at their desks studying or settling in with Netflix. Instead, they were helping decide... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
Madeleine Wichert, 23 Volunteer When she missed the deadline to register for Mennonite Church Canada’s Special Assembly 2017, Madeleine Wichert found another way to get in the... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Aaron Epp
Once an avid Twitter user, Steph Chandler Burns almost never uses the social networking site anymore. That changed, however, when she attended Mennonite Church Canada’s Special... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Aaron Epp
After 11 Koreans—two families plus two teenagers—began attending Point Grey in late 2016, interest in their intentional communal living was piqued. The 11, ranging in age from 11... Read More
November 1, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Henry Neufeld
For many Saskatchewan Mennonites, the name Mennonite Trust is synonymous with wills and estate planning, but executive director Cory Regier is quick to point out that the company... Read More
November 1, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Donna Dinsmore began a one-year term as interim pastor of First Mennonite Church, Edmonton, on Oct. 1, 2017. Dinsmore is an ordained United Church minister who has served in... Read More
November 1, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
“What are the dreams that have been placed in us? What has God whispered in our ears? How has God invaded our thoughts?” asked Willard Metzger, Mennonite Canada’s executive... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Back Page | Deborah Froese
Among the many memories shared at a reunion of past and present Mennonite Church Canada Indigenous Relations workers, several included references to the late Jeremiah Ross (1909-... Read More
October 31, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
As winter sets in, over 100 solidarity groups and organizations—including the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) project on the island of Lesvos—are calling for urgent action from... Read More
October 30, 2017 | Web First |

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