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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August 25, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

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.

September 5, 2019 to November 28, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

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/.

September 6, 2019 | Location: B.C.

“Abbotsford MCC Quilts” exhibit, on until September 6, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum Gallery. Quilts are for sale.

September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

September 10, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

September 11, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

September 13, 2019 to September 15, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

September 13, 2019 to September 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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/.

September 13, 2019 to September 14, 2019 | Location: B.C.

MCC Festival for World Relief at Tradex in Abbotsford. For more information contact bcoffice@mccbc.ca or call 604-850-6639.

September 14, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Manitoba Society of Artists’ 87th annual juried exhibition, at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, on until September 14.

September 14, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

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.

September 15, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Langham Mennonite Fellowship (formerly Zoar Mennonite Church) hosts an open house of its new building in Langham, from 2 to 4 p.m.

September 21, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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 doorsopen@regionofwaterloo.ca.

September 21, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

September 21, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Camp Squeah Paddle-a-thon down the Harrison River. For more information visit contact info@squeah.com.

September 21, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, hosts the launch of Refugees and Ambassadors: Mennonite Missions in Brazil, by Victor Wiens, at 2 p.m.

September 23, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

September 23, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.

September 28, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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.

September 28, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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.  

October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC hosts an alumni volleyball and soccer tournament.

October 5, 2019 | Location: B.C.

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.

October 5, 2019 | Location: Nationwide

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.

October 17, 2019 to October 18, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan continuing education days.

October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019 | Location: B.C.

"Gifted for purpose," MC B.C. Women’s retreat at Camp Squeah featuring Kelly Rader. For more information contact info@mcbc.ca.

October 18, 2019 to October 19, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

October 19, 2019 | Location: Ontario

“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.

October 19, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day, at RJC.

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 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 26, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC homecoming banquet and corporation meeting.

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

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

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 13, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC kielke supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.

November 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.

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.

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.