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An advertised “evening of hilarity” on Sept. 30, 2017, delivered plenty of jokes, humour and laughs to delight the gathered audience at the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C-... Read More
October 30, 2017 | Web First | Amy Dueckman
Decisions made at Special Assembly 2017 have resulted in staff reductions at Mennonite Church Canada and program realignment to regional churches serving congregations. (See “... Read More
October 21, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 |
Delegates voted 94 percent in favour of taking Mennonite Church Canada’s existing structures off of life support equipment designed for a society and church culture from a prior... Read More
October 19, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
When Ed Snider left Kitchener to farm in the Hanover-Chesley area of southwestern Ontario, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, then known as the Weber Mennonite Church, was nearly... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
“My people don’t believe in coincidence,” Sylvia McAdam told her audience, “so you’re meant to be here today.” McAdam was speaking at a teach-in at St. Thomas More College in... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz

Gord Enns leads a bicycle tour of five farms in the Osler, Sask., area that sell meat, vegetables, fruit and baked goods directly to consumers. (Photo courtesy of Gord Enns)

On a sunny Saturday in early September, 13 cyclists set out to explore the Local Food Trail near Osler, Sask. Gord Enns, who is executive director of the Saskatoon Food Council... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
The 2017 Walk for Reconciliation recognizing First Nations peoples drew an estimated 50,000 people in Vancouver on Sept. 24. Some two-dozen Mennonites from several Lower Mainland... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Amy Dueckman
As a teenager, Ghada Ageel had heated debates with her grandmother at their home in the Khan Younis refugee camp in South Gaza. “I asked my grandmother many questions: Why didn’t... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Like most musicians and artists, Brandon Leis uses his gifts in many places and in many ways to make a living. Most recently, he was appointed as the new music director of the... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen / Nobody knows my sorrow / Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen / Nobody knows but Jesus By entitling his book with the words of the African-... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Dave Rogalsky
Humans have a long history of elevating knowledge over trust. Consider Adam and Eve. They had God’s full attention and companionship—and Eden—but they couldn’t resist the off-... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Deborah Froese
Theology, Spirituality Approaching the Divine: Signs and Symbols of the Christian Faith . Margaret Loewen Reimer. CMU Press, 2017, 96 pages. This book explores the history and... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Barb Draper
Justin Rempel has been making up stories ever since he learned to write. The animals on his parents’ hobby farm near Gretna, Man., and the stories he heard while attending Sunday... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Ask Andrea De Avila when she first wanted to become a pastor and her answer is simple: “I didn’t.” While studying at Hesston College in Kansas, and Eastern Mennonite University (... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Ana (not her real name), came to Ecuador from Medellin, Colombia, in 2016 after escaping from paramilitaries who had taken and kept her hostage for two years. She was subjected to... Read More
October 17, 2017 | Web First | Daniela Sánchez and Alexandra Meneses
The entire run of the Mennonite Historical Bulletin is now available online. Over the summer, the Mennonite Church USA Archives collaborated with Goshen College’s Mennonite... Read More
October 17, 2017 | Web First |
Ana Laizer is a grade nine student in Longido, Tanzania, and she dreams of going to university to become a successful businesswoman. For many girls Laizer’s age, this dream might... Read More
October 16, 2017 | Web First | Rachel Bergen
“It’s taken us four hundred years to get to here,” said Drew Hart at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s 2017 Spiritual Emphasis Week, held over three days in late September 2017. The... Read More
October 16, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky

Craig Neufeld, standing, and Bruce Jantzen brainstorm ways of making the dream of ‘deeper spirituality’ a reality at MC Saskatchewan’s Refresh, Refocus, Renew mini-retreat. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

It’s harvest time on the Prairies for farmers on their combines, and this year for members of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan as they met for their second Refresh, Refocus, Renew... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church has a new name. Now known as Fields of Hope Mennonite Church, the congregation once met in three neighbouring communities: Glenbush, Rabbit Lake... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Twelve years ago, Conrad Grebel University College planted a black walnut tree and erected a sign marking the 200th anniversary of the arrival in 1805 of the first Mennonite... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
“Walk the talk of nation to nation. Implement the declaration!” More than a hundred people chanted these words as they walked for Indigenous rights in Winnipeg, situated on Treaty... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the World | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
Like Canada, China is facing an aging population. There is a growing need for elder-care homes, as families shift away from the cultural norm of taking care of their aging loved... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the World | Anita Bergen, Cameron Nicolle
At Conrad Grebel University College, parents of prospective peace and conflict studies (PACS) students often ask, “What kind of job will my child get after graduation?” What we... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Focus On Education | Kelly Brown
Mennonite institutions endure based on the hard work and dedication of those who believe in their impact on individuals and the broader community. On Jan. 31, 2018, Rockway... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Focus On Education | David Lobe

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