MCC Ontario presents “Across rivers and ocean,” a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Canada’s private sponsorship program, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/rivers-and-oceans.
This listing includes events hosted by Mennonite Church Canada and its regional churches, special celebrations of MC Canada congregations, events at Mennonite-related organizations, and community events of interest to Mennonite readers. Some of these also appear in the print issue of the magazine.
You can submit an item here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
Credence & Co. presents “Healthy boundaries in the context of ministry,” a two-day workshop, at St. Catharines United Mennonite Church, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Keynote speaker: Marg Van Herk-Paradis. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2kwLyEd.
“Mennonites and anthropology: Ethnography, religion and global entanglements,” a Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies conference, at the University of Winnipeg. Keynote speaker: James Urry. For more information or to register, visit mennonitestudies.uwinnipeg.ca/events.
Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
CMU open house for prospective students, in the Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg. at 10 a.m.
Multicultural worship service and MC Eastern Canada celebration to bless mission minister Brian Bauman on his retirement, at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 3 p.m., followed by a potluck meal.
“School for laypeople: Doing spiritual care,” An Anabaptist Learning Workshop event, Toronto United Mennonite Church/Mennonite New Life Church, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/school-laypeople.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s “Singin’ in the grain” fundraising concerts, featuring the Encore Quartet and Canzona: (26) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (27) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, at 3 p.m.
Seventh annual Christian Muslim dialogue, “Heart of hospitality,” at the ACCA Centre, Edmonton at 9:30 a.m.; featuring Neveen Ayad and Scott Sharman. For tickets, visit acwalberta.ca.
Camps with Meaning’s celebration banquets: (26) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, at 5:30 p.m., with musicians Kim Thiessen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg; (27) at Douglas Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 5:30 p.m., with the Faith and Life Women’s Chorus.
RJC homecoming banquet and corporation meeting. Theme: “Gymn sing,” a celebration of the musical legacy of RJC. Dinner and show start at 6 p.m. For tickets, email email@example.com.
Bluegrass group Rescue Junction performs at the Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Laurence Martin at 519-504-4591.
Credence & Co. presents the workshop “Giving and receiving feedback: Speaking truth in the love,” at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, featuring Betty Pries. For more information, visit bit.ly/credence-feedback-workshop.
“100 inches of rain: Redefining youth ministry in a post-Christian world,” a youth worker webinar, with Michele Hershberger. Live location at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. For more information or to register, visit mcec.ca /mcec-events.
Rural church leadership conference, at Horizon College and Seminary, Saskatoon. Featured speaker: Jarred Siebert of the New Leaf Network. To register, visit eventbrite.ca and search for “rural church leadership conference.”
“How to put on a drama or pageant at your church (and still be happy when it’s over),” and Anabaptist Learning Workshop webinar, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Resource people: Joanne Bender, Chris Steingart, Ruth Boehm and Sara Garnet. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Stories of the Anabaptists,” an exhibit of Gareth Brandt’s artworks, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum Gallery, Abbotsford, on until Oct. 31.
“Vision 20/20 Phase IV: Incarnating God’s call,” at Calgary First Mennonite
“Infuse 2019,” MC Manitoba’s “learning, inspiring, connecting” event, at CMU, Winnipeg.
Pax Christi Chorale presents works by Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and “The Sun, the Wind and the Man with the Cloak,” a new cantata by Stephanie Martin and Paul Ciufo, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.
CMU Festival Chorus and the Mennonite Community Orchestra present works by Leonard Enns and others, at Jubilee Place, at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m.
“Reading the Bible with the excluded,” a public lecture with Bob Ekblad, at the CMU Chapel, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
“One baptism? A symposium on baptism and the Christian life,” an Anabaptist Learning Workshop, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2nPw8Ms.
Fall youth retreat, at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Hepworth. Theme: “Escape the ordinary: Make our mark.” For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2nOVhXE.
Until November 9, Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents two exhibitions on Hutterites: “Voices of conscience: Peace witness in the Great War,” and “Our (Hutterite) life in art
Menno Singers perform “Mothering God: Choral works by spiritual minimalists,” at Trillium Lutheran Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
“Symphony of hymns 4,” featuring Calvin Dyck, Crystal Hicks and Gail Suderman, in support of MC B.C. outreach ministries. (9) at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, at 7 p.m.; (10) at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, at 3 p.m.
"Following Jesus together as Anglicans and Mennonites, Pt. 2," at Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun.
Credence & Co. presents “Forming peaceable congregations,” at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speaker: Tom Yoder Neufeld.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s senior-high students present “A Christmas Carol,” at the Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.
RJC kielke supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.
“Discover Outtatown, an off-campus visit day for interested students, at the CMU campus, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
“Grounding: Discovering our sacred gifts in climate emergency,” a contemplative prayer retreat hosted by the Student Christian Movement and Pastors in Exile, at Loyola House, Guelph. For more information, visit pastorsinexile.org/grounding.
Fairview Mennonite Home hosts its annual handicraft sale, at the home in Cambridge, beginning at 9 a.m. Includes a bake sale, tea room, and much more.
Nithview Christmas bazaar, featuring a bake sale, silent auction, community vendors and a tea room, in New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m.
MCC peace conference, at Bethany Community Church, St. Catharines, begins at 9 a.m.
“Innovate networking day,” at Floradale Mennonite Church, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A ReLearning Community event. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2nIxOXV.
Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate hosts an “Evening of the arts,” at 7 p.m. Includes music by school bands and choral groups, and a gallery of student artworks.
CMU campus visit day for prospective students, at 8:30 a.m.
Annual “Spirit of Christmas” event, at Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig, featuring juried craft show, Ten Thousand Villages booth and tea room: (22) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; (23) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Soli Deo Gloria Singers present “Longing,” a choral concert: (23) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m.; (24) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448 during school hours.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate holds its annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.
Credence & Co. presents “The art of mindful mediation,” with Betty Pries, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2m8IbUM.
CommonWord book launch of “Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity,” at CMU’s Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Out-of-province campus preview for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg.
“Christmas at CMU,” Winnipeg, showtimes at 2 and 7 p.m.
Lifted Voices will sing Christmas music at the Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Laurence Martin at 519-504-4591.
“Choose your own adventure trip” raffle, in support of Mennonite Heritage Village. Five trip options to choose from. To purchase tickets online until Dec. 6, visit bit.ly/mhv-raffle.
Advent Vespers with Abendmusik Choir: (7) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (8) at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Vancouver. Both concerts at 7:30 p.m. In support of the Menno Simons Centre.
CMU Festival Chorus and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra present Handel’s “Messiah,” at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit my.wso.ca/messiah.
Menno Singers perform “Haste ye!—Christmas anthems,” with the Menno Youth Singers, at Trillium Lutheran Church, Waterloo, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate holds it Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Pax Christi Chorale presents jubilant choral masterworks by Bach, Vivaldi and Durante, at St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.
“Sing-along Messiah,” with Menno Singers, orchestra and soloists, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
RJC Christmas concerts: (19) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (21) at RJC at 7 p.m.
St. Jacobs Mennonite Church presents “The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a Christmas comedy for the whole family, at the church at 2:30 p.m. each day. For tickets, call 519-664-2268.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s junior-high students present three one-act plays, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
CMU campus visit day, at 8:30 a.m.
Opera and musical theatre workshop, at the Laudamus Auditorium, CMU, Winnipeg, at 10 a.m. each day.
“Faces of Jesus,” A Metzger Collection exhibit, at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford. Open Wednesdays, Fridays and the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4. p.m. until Feb. 8, 2020.
“ReNew pastors and ministry leaders conference, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 10 a.m. each day. Keynote presenters: Andy Root and Thomas Yoder Neufeld.
Discover Outtatown, an off-campus visit day for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 8:30 a.m.
Menno Singers present an afternoon hymn sing, at 3 p.m., and an evening hymn service with Matthew Boutda, the 2018 Abner Martin Scholarship winner, at 7 p.m. Both events at First Mennonite, Kitchener. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
Menno Singers present an afternoon hymn sing, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
MC B.C. Lead conference and annual general meeting, at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, Mission.
Music therapy coffee house, at CMU’s Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Finale of the Verna Mae Janzen music competition, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.
Jazz at CMU, in the Great Hall, at 7 p.m.
Guitar and handbells ensembles, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Menno Singers perform “Creation is a song: Songs of water, wind and earth,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
Community Concert Band performance, at the CMU Chapel, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Open house for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 8:30 a.m.
Spring at CMU, a fundraising event, at CMU, at 7 p.m. Presentation by Mary-Jane McCallum, the 2020 Pax Award winner.
Pax Christi Chorale presents the Toronto premiere of “Considering Matthew Shepard,” at the George Westin Recital Hall, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.
Menno Singers perform “Operas in the aria,” with soprano Sarah Dufresne, at First United Church, Waterloo, at. 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s community work day.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
MC Alberta women’s retreat.
Open until May 2021, “Growing family: Design and desire in Mennonite genealogy” exhibit showcases family trees, hand-drawn charts and other ways Mennonites have remembered family; at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Waterloo. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/growingfamily.