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“Argh!” I cried out, as I slammed my fist down hard onto the kitchen counter. “I hate this! I’m so tightly wound up my body feels ready to split open. I can’t stand the tension... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Sue Nickel
Singing has always been a passion for Sara Fretz. Long before she took up the profession of music therapy she found music “very therapeutic” for herself through her years of... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Dave Rogalsky
After retiring from professional service almost two years ago, Valentine (Val) Warkentin found she missed her work as a counsellor and accepted an invitation to volunteer at... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Beth Downey Sawatzky
High anxiety is a characteristic of this age. Political and economic uncertainties abound, and electronic media, purported to help people connect with one another, actually seem... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Donna Schulz
Asked how many “walk-ins” looking for help at a church are likely to have a mental illness, pastors like Werner De Jong say “the majority, for sure.” De Jong, pastor at Holyrood... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Focus on Mental Health | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
We do not expect our denominational leaders to write encyclicals, assume pompous titles or drop pastors into congregations, but what exactly do we expect of them within our... Read More
May 17, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Will Braun
When delegates from the churches of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) met in Oakville, Ont., on April 28 and 29, the focus was on re-commissioning, based on Matthew 28:19-20... Read More
May 17, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
Last November, two Turkish men arrived in the small village of Floradale, in the heart of Ontario’s Mennonite country, seeking refuge. Leon Kehl, a local resident, had developed a... Read More
May 17, 2017 | God at work in the World | Barb Draper
Hurricane Matthew hit the rural community of Wopisa-Gabriyèl, Haiti, hard last October, leading Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to respond to sanitation needs identified by... Read More
May 17, 2017 | God at work in the World | Rebecca Shetler Fast and Ted Oswald
When she was admitted to hospital at the age of 14, it didn’t take long for doctors to diagnose Julia Klassen with anorexia nervosa. She displayed all the classic symptoms: a fear... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Students at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, B.C., have a unique opportunity to de-stress before exams: puppy therapy. For the past two school years, the Student Counselling... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
“To me, it’s always amazing how the guys come and keep coming to sing,” says Russ Regier. The guys he refers to are A Buncha Guys, an informal choir made up of young men in their... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Web First | Donna Schulz
Voices rise in Tigrinya, the most widely spoken language in Eritrea, and in tongues. Waves of music wash over the gathered congregation of refugees from the East African country... Read More
May 17, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Marcus Shantz will serve as the eighth president of Conrad Grebel University College and will take office on Oct. 1, 2017. The Board of Governors cited Shantz’s outstanding... Read More
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Youth are in demand. When the Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) held a cross-Canada tour in 2016-17, the importance of encouraging youth involvement in area and national church... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
Manitoba filmmakers Brad Leitch and Will Braun have brought the reality of settler-indigenous reconciliation work in Canada to the public screen. For Love of a River: Two Stories... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Web First | Beth Downey Sawatzky
On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, pilgrims from Winnipeg and beyond gather at Broadway Disciples United Church to walk the Stations of the Cross on Broadway, one of Winnipeg’s... Read More
May 3, 2017 | God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
When the first food bank was created in Canada in 1981 in Edmonton, it was seen as a short-term project that would be unnecessary when the economy improved. Fast-forward to 2017... Read More
May 3, 2017 | God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
“I needed to go through what I did because that’s what helps me understand the people I work with,” said Jorgina Sunn. The indigenous singer/songwriter was the featured speaker at... Read More
May 3, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
A unique art installation graces Rosthern Mennonite Church’s stage these days. Created by the Rosthern Junior College (RJC) worship arts class, it depicts themes found in biblical... Read More
May 3, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Some might wonder about a Mennonite elder running public events about Hogwarts, a school for witches and wizards. But Nathan Swartz of Kingsfield-Clinton Mennonite Church in... Read More
May 3, 2017 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky
Bruxy Cavey is unapologetic about particularism. In his new book, the pastor/author sums up the good news in one word (Jesus), three words (Jesus is Lord) and 30 words (Jesus is... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
It was while she was in Bethlehem, spray painting a black heart onto the Israeli West Bank barrier, that the reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict truly began to sink in for... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Canadian Mennonite spoke with the 2017 valedictorians from the three Canadian post-secondary institutions affiliated with Mennonite Church Canada, to find out who they are, what... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Around the world, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partners with people who are negatively affected by climate change. In response to increased droughts, storms and other... Read More
May 3, 2017 | Back Page | Rachel Bergen

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