Upcoming Events

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 calendar@canadianmennonite.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.

 

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October 20, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

October 22, 2019 to October 23, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

October 25, 2019 to October 26, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“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.

October 25, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

October 25, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

CMU open house for prospective students, in the Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg. at 10 a.m.

October 26, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

October 26, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

October 26, 2019 | Location: Alberta

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.

October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

October 26, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

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 office@rosthernjuniorcollege.ca.

October 27, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

October 29, 2019 to October 30, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

October 29, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

October 29, 2019 to October 31, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

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.”

October 30, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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 alw.grebel@uwaterloo.ca.

October 31, 2019 | Location: B.C.

“Stories of the Anabaptists,” an exhibit of Gareth Brandt’s artworks, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum Gallery, Abbotsford, on until Oct. 31.

November 1, 2019 to November 2, 2019 | Location: Alberta

“Vision 20/20 Phase IV: Incarnating God’s call,” at Calgary First Mennonite

November 2, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“Infuse 2019,” MC Manitoba’s “learning, inspiring, connecting” event, at CMU, Winnipeg.

November 2, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 2, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

November 5, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“Reading the Bible with the excluded,” a public lecture with Bob Ekblad, at the CMU Chapel, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

November 8, 2019 to November 9, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford. 

November 8, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

November 8, 2019 to November 10, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 9, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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

November 9, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 9, 2019 to November 10, 2019 | Location: B.C.

“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.

November 10, 2019 | Location: Ontario

"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.

November 12, 2019 to November 13, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 13, 2019 to November 15, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s senior-high students present “A Christmas Carol,” at the Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

November 13, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC kielke supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.

November 15, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“Discover Outtatown, an off-campus visit day for interested students, at the CMU campus, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

November 15, 2019 to November 17, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

November 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Nithview Christmas bazaar, featuring a bake sale, silent auction, community vendors and a tea room, in New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m.

November 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MCC peace conference, at Bethany Community Church, St. Catharines, begins at 9 a.m.

November 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford. 

November 19, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

November 22, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

CMU campus visit day for prospective students, at 8:30 a.m.

November 22, 2019 to November 23, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 23, 2019 to November 24, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 25, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate holds its annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.

November 27, 2019 to November 29, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

November 28, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

CommonWord book launch of “Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity,” at CMU’s Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

November 29, 2019 to November 30, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Out-of-province campus preview for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg.

November 30, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“Christmas at CMU,” Winnipeg, showtimes at 2 and 7 p.m.

December 1, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

December 7, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“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.

December 7, 2019 to December 8, 2019 | Location: B.C.

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.

December 7, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

December 8, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

December 9, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate holds it Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

December 15, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

December 15, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“Sing-along Messiah,” with Menno Singers, orchestra and soloists, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

December 19, 2019 to December 21, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC Christmas concerts: (19) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (21) at RJC at 7 p.m.

December 21, 2019 to December 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

January 26, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

January 30, 2020 to January 31, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s junior-high students present three one-act plays, at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

January 31, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

CMU campus visit day, at 8:30 a.m.

January 31, 2020 to February 1, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Opera and musical theatre workshop, at the Laudamus Auditorium, CMU, Winnipeg, at 10 a.m. each day.

February 8, 2020 | Location: B.C.

“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. 

February 11, 2020 to February 12, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

“ReNew pastors and ministry leaders conference, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 10 a.m. each day. Keynote presenters: Andy Root and Thomas Yoder Neufeld.

February 22, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Discover Outtatown, an off-campus visit day for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 8:30 a.m.

February 22, 2020 | Location: Ontario

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.

February 23, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers present an afternoon hymn sing, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

February 28, 2020 to February 29, 2020 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. Lead conference and annual general meeting, at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, Mission.

March 6, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

 Music therapy coffee house, at CMU’s Marpeck Commons, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 17, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Finale of the Verna Mae Janzen music competition, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 20, 2020 to March 21, 2020 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.

March 28, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Jazz at CMU, in the Great Hall, at 7 p.m.

March 29, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Guitar and handbells ensembles, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 29, 2020 | Location: Ontario

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.

March 30, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Community Concert Band performance, at the CMU Chapel, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

March 31, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Open house for prospective students, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 8:30 a.m.

April 3, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Spring at CMU, a fundraising event, at CMU, at 7 p.m. Presentation by Mary-Jane McCallum, the 2020 Pax Award winner.

April 26, 2020 | Location: Ontario

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.

May 2, 2020 | Location: Ontario

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.

May 11, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

May 13, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s community work day.

May 27, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

May 28, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

June 5, 2020 to June 7, 2020 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta women’s retreat.

May 31, 2021 | Location: Ontario

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.