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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April 15, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Mennonite Central Committee presents a free webinar titled, "Gender and COVID-19: Stories of Struggle and Strength from Women Around the Globe." Global crises like a pandemic often hit women and girls the hardest. Join us as we take a look at our work through a gender lens. 7:00 p.m. CDT. Register here.

April 21, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Webinar featuring Mary Anne Caibaiosai in the storytelling series Treaty as Sacred Covenant: Stories of Indigenous-Mennonite relations. 7:00 p.m. EDT. Register here.

April 22, 2021 | Location: Online Event

CommonWord invites you to a virtual book launch for Growing a Generous Church: A Year in the Life of Peach Blossom Church by Lori Guenther Reesor. 6:30 p.m. CDT / 7:30 p.m. EDT. This is a free event. Visit bit.ly/GAGClaunch to register. For details about the book, visit lgreesor.com or commonword.ca/go/2327.

April 22, 2021 | Location: Nationwide

CommonWord is hosting a virtual book launch for “Growing a Generous Church: A Year in the Life of Peach Blossom Church” by Lori Guenther Reesor, at 6:30 p.m. CDT. To register, visit bit.ly/GAGClaunch. For details about the book, visit commonword.ca/go/2327/.

April 23, 2021 to April 24, 2021 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada annual delegate sessions, on Zoom. Theme: “Courageous imagination: Join us for a journey.” Sessions: (23) “Courageous journey following God together: Who are we together?” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; (24) “Making kimchi with Pablo Kim: Following Jesus together while having different beliefs,” from 10 a.m. to noon; (24) “The journey forward: What is the church that we are becoming?” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. To register, visit mcec.ca/cell/event/...

April 28, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Mennonite Central Committee presents Active Bystander Training. Active Bystander Training teaches how participants can interrupt harm-doing and generate positive actions by others. 7:00 p.m. EDT to 9:30 p.m. EDT. $20/person. For details and registration information, visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/training-active-bystanders-6.

May 1, 2021 | Location: Online Event

The public is invited to Conscience Canada's annual general meeting, which will be held virtually on Zoom on Saturday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Critical action regarding the future of the organization will be taken at this meeting. Email info@consciencecanada.ca to get the Zoom link.

May 1, 2021 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua Work Day.

May 1, 2021 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Church B.C. Women’s Day. Virtual event featuring comedian Sara Weber on “Mothers in a Dangerous Time” and chef Chez Dez who will walk participants through making Zuppa Toscana (his take on Olive Garden’s soup) and rosemary parmesan biscuits. For information on registration, visit MCBC website at mcbc.ca.

May 6, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Voices Together Launch Event #4: “Ask the Complicated Questions: Sharing our Stories through Voices Together.” This event will look at how Voices Together engages difficult questions and pastoral concerns. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. Stay tuned to voicestogetherhymnal.org/digital-launch-registration for details.

June 8, 2021 to June 22, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Ninth International Conference on Aging and Spirituality, a viritual conference hosted by Conrad Grebel University College. Theme: “Vital connections: Claiming voice and learning to listen.” Seven 90-minute conference sessions will take place between June 8 and 22. To learn more or to register, visit uwaterloo.ca/aging-spirituality.

July 1, 2022 to July 4, 2022 | Location: International

Mennonite World Conference’s Global Youth Summit, in Salatiga, Indonesia. Theme: “Life in the Spirit: Learn. Serve. Worship.” To learn more, visit mwc-cmm.org/gys.

July 5, 2022 to July 10, 2022 | Location: International

Mennonite World Conference’s global assembly, in Semarang, Indonesia. Theme: “Following Jesus together across barriers.” For more information, visit mwc-cmm.org/assembly/indonesia-2022.