Mennonite Central Committee B.C. Cyclathon in Abbotsford. For more information, visit bit.ly/mcc-festival-cyclathon.
Canadian Mennonite staff are doing their best to keep the below list updated. In an attempt to keep COVID-19 from spreading, some of these events may have already been postponed or cancelled without our knowledge. To be sure, contact the organizers in advance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
Shekinah Move-A-Thon will be a virtual event this year. For registration instructions and a pledge form, visit www.shekinah.ca/events/2020/move-a-thon, and take time to view the "inspirational" videos that highlight examples of how you can “move.”
Mennonite Central Committee B.C. Festival To-Go. For more information, visit bit.ly/mcc-festival-to-go.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario holds its annual general meeting via Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A bylaw change will be presented to amend the official definition of membership with MCC Ontario. The proposed bylaw change will remove membership of individual congregations and move it to the Anabaptist conferences that support the work of MCC Ontario. This change ensures greater accountability between MCC Ontario’s governance and conferences. To register online, visit mcco.ca/agm.
Beginning on Sept. 23, the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Truth and Reconciliation Working Group will begin a yearlong series of online storytelling events centred on covenants broken and renewed. The first storyteller will be Myeengun Henry, manager/counsellor of Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, Indigenous services at Conestoga College, and former chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. To register, visit mcec.ca/events.
The annual general meeting of Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Church delegates and guests can register by calling the MCC office at 306-665-2555 or by emailing email@example.com. The Zoom meeting information, along with an electronic copy of the annual report and audited financial statements, will be sent to the email addresses of all who register.
MCC Bolivia 60th anniversary learning tour in western Bolivia. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s “Singin’ in the Grain” virtual fundraising concert, featuring the Quonset Brothers, Kristel Peters & Korey Peters, and Steve Bell, on World Food Day, at 8 p.m. (Central StandardTime). To watch, visit foodgrainsbank.ca/singing
Registration is now open for “Table talk: Does the church have legs?” Mennonite Church Canada’s virtual study conference. Join the nationwide community of faith as it gathers for a virtual study conference on the nature and identity of the church and the role of worship. Plenary speakers from MC Canada-affiliated universities and colleges will speak on themes of ecclesiology and worship. For more information or to register, visit mennonitechurch.ca/tabletalk2020.
Digital launch for the Voices Together Hymnal. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Stay tuned to VoicesTogetherHymnal.org for details.
Open right now 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.