Shekinah Retreat Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary. Outdoor service starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and an afternoon of games and frivolity.
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 email@example.com. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
MC Saskatchewan and CMU present the course “Peace, violence and the atonement,” each Thursday from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the MCC Centre in Saskatoon. Instructor: Susanne Guenther Loewen. For more information, visit mcsask.ca/peace-violence-the-atonement-course/.
“Abbotsford MCC Quilts” exhibit, on until September 6, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum Gallery. Quilts are for sale.
“Building community” retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Speakers: Scott Robertson and Katie Gingerich. Theme: “The theory of conflict and resolution.” For more information, call 519-625-8602.
Mennonite World Conference hosts an open house to welcome César Garcia, general secretary, and his wife Sandra Baez, to Kitchener, at 50 Kent Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Southwestern Ontario Gleaners host Leamington and area’s 20th annual Poor Boy Luncheon, at the Roma Club, Leamington, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 519-326-7687.
“Training active bystanders,” a program by MCC Ontario and Quabbin Mediation to help participants intervene when they witness abusive, isolating or stigmatizing behaviour; at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener; (13) at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., (15) at 2 p.m. For more information or to register, visit mcco.ca/events.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop canoe trip (“Canoe tripping as a spiritual practice: Deepening the waters of faith”), at Massasauga Provincial Park, with guides Tanya Dyck Steinmann and Mark Diller Harder. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/anabaptist-learning-workshop/.
MCC Festival for World Relief at Tradex in Abbotsford. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-850-6639.
Manitoba Society of Artists’ 87th annual juried exhibition, at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, on until September 14.
Shekinah Bike-Paddle-Hike-a-Thon at 9 a.m. Bike from Saskatoon, canoe from Petrofka Bridge or hike at Shekinah. For more information, visit www.shekinahretreatcentre.org.
Langham Mennonite Fellowship (formerly Zoar Mennonite Church) hosts an open house of its new building in Langham, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Doors Open Waterloo Region, a day of architecture, heritage and tech events, including at MCC Ontario’s headquarters at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener. For more information, email email@example.com.
Toronto Mennonite Festival to support MCC at Black Creek Pioneer Village 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit mcco.ca/events.
Camp Squeah Paddle-a-thon down the Harrison River. For more information visit contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, hosts the launch of Refugees and Ambassadors: Mennonite Missions in Brazil, by Victor Wiens, at 2 p.m.
Fall seniors retreat, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Same theme each day: “Engaging with friends, family and God through the transitions of later life.” Resource person: Jane Kuepfer. For more information, call 519-625-8602.
MCC Ontario annual general meeting, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, at 6 p.m. Light supper buffet begins at 6 p.m., with meeting to follow at 6:20. For more information, visit mcco.ca/agm.
35th annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale, at the Keystone Centre, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes lunch, an auction for children, a quilt auction and music by the Janzen Boys.
Breakfast celebrating 40 years of The Mennonite Story at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 8:30 a.m. with John Ruth as guest speaker. Tickets at mennonitestorybreakfast.eventbrite.ca.
RJC hosts an alumni volleyball and soccer tournament.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fundraiser, with comedian Matt Falk, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit mhsbc.com.
Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada’s International Witness workers who serve around the world. Bikers and walkers welcome to participate. For more information, or to register, visit home.mennonitechurch.ca/Ride2019.
MC Saskatchewan continuing education days.
"Gifted for purpose," MC B.C. Women’s retreat at Camp Squeah featuring Kelly Rader. For more information contact email@example.com.
“A mile in my moccasins,” a moccasin-making workshop, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, led by Madelaine Kioke: (18) at noon, (19) at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit mcco.ca/moccasin.
“Empty bowls for Haiti” fundraiser to support MCC Ontario’s commitment to sustainable change in Haiti, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden; seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.
MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day, at RJC.
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.
Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
RJC homecoming banquet and corporation meeting.
“Vision 20/20 Phase IV: Incarnating God’s call,” at Calgary First Mennonite
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.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
"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.
RJC kielke supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.
MCC peace conference, at Bethany Community Church, St. Catharines, begins at 9 a.m.
Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
“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.
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.
RJC Christmas concerts: (19) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (21) at RJC at 7 p.m.
MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.
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.
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.