Table group sharing, a multi-cultural potluck, pictured, and a participatory concert featuring the diverse languages and foods of Edmonton’s Mennonite churches rounded out a celebratory fundraiser for the North Edmonton Ministry at Lendrum Mennonite Church on Nov. 10. The ministry, a Mennonite Church Alberta project, exists to be a witness to the life of Jesus by building bridges of understanding between differing faiths and cultures, Christians and Muslims in particular, within the city and beyond. Donna Entz, MC Alberta’s outreach worker, shared stories and encouraged Mennonite churches to consider how they are a witness to who Jesus is among and beyond the Mennonite church. Although attendance was only about 50, five of Edmonton MC Alberta congregations were represented and $1,500 was donated toward the ministry.
Photo by Donita Wiebe-Neufeld