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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December 7, 2019 to December 15, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

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 | 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 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: Ontario

The Grand Philharmonic Choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

December 7, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

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 8, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

“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.

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

“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 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 16, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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 rachelannawpg@gmail.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 20, 2019 to December 22, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

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 9, 2020 to April 12, 2020 | Location: Saskatchewan

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/.

January 18, 2020 | Location: B.C.

“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.

January 18, 2020 | Location: Ontario

“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.

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 5, 2020 to February 29, 2020 | Location: B.C.

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.

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: 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 22, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

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

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: 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 29, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

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

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 24, 2020 | Location: Ontario

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.

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.