Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church Adult Choir and the Exaudi Chamber Choir present Bach’s “Magnificat: (7) at Evangelical Mennonite Church, Steinbach, at 7:30 p.m.; (15) at Sargent Avenue Mennonite, Winnipeg, at 11 a.m.
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.
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“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.
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.
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.
The Grand Philharmonic Choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.
Conrad Grebel University College hosts its “Make-a-Difference Market,” a Christmas shopping fundraiser that includes fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, silent auction and live music, at the College, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
“A Very Shekinah Christmas,” at the Shekinah Retreat Centre, at 2 p.m. Includes a Christmas-themed photo booth, carolling, and at a concert, at 3 p.m., with the Coro Nova Choir and soloist Vic Krahn.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate holds it Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
“Sing-along Messiah,” with Menno Singers, orchestra and soloists, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.
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.
BachStreet presents “I’ll be Bach for Christmas: A night of Comical Music,” at One88 Princess, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RJC Christmas concerts: (19) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (21) at RJC at 7 p.m.
Listowel Mennonite Church presents “An Advent Journey Marketplace.” Tours take place: (20,21) from 7 to 9 p.m.; (22) from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 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.
MC Saskatchewan and CMU present “Mission in perspective,” a master’s-level course “exploring our place in missions,” at the MC Saskatchewan office in Saskatoon, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. each Thursday. Instructor: Josh Wallace To register, visit mcsask.ca/registrations/.
“Great Winter Warm-up” comforter-making event, at Ross Road Community Church, Abbotsford, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; in aid of MCC’s international relief efforts.
“The church is for belonging: Stories about inclusion, disability and faith,” an event for MC Eastern Canada pastors, chaplains and congregational leaders, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2XpYNoZ.
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.
MCC B.C. winter banquets: (5) at Kelowna Gospel Fellowship; (7) at Sardis Community Church, Chilliwack; (8) at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond; (14) at South Abbotsford MB Church; (15) at North Langley Community Church, Langley; (21) at North Peace MB Church, Fort St. John; (22) at Westwood MB Church, Prince George; (29) at United Mennonite Church, Black Creek. For more information, visit mccbc.ca/events.
“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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Guitar and handbells ensembles, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
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.
Happening now, The Grebel Gallery, Waterloo, presents “The Cultural Life of Drones: KW Drone Dialogues,” created by Sara Matthews, which explores the myriad ways drones are embedded in people’s everyday lives. For more information, call 519-885-0220 x24204.
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.