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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March 23, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Worship clinic for Niagara Region, at Vineland United Mennonite Church, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For lay worship leaders, pastors and those who want to reflect on worship practice. Instructor: Sarah Johnson.

March 23, 2019 | Location: B.C.

The Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, B.C. presents a launch event for the book "The Altester Herman D.W. Friesen: A Mennonite Leader in Changing Times" by Dr. Bruce L. Guenther. The event starts at 2:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

March 26, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Youth Farm Bible Camp Vereniki fundraiser, at Rosthern Mennonite Church

March 26, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

CMU spring open house, begins at 10 a.m.

March 30, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Jazz at CMU, at 7 p.m.

March 31, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Pax Chrisit Chorale presents Miziwe...(Everywhere...), the world premiere of a newly commissioned oratorio sung in the Ojibwe Odawa language (with subtitles), at Koerner Hall, Toronto at 3 p.m.

March 31, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Handbell and guitar ensembles perform at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

April 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.

April 4, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Conscience Canada invites you to its annual general meeting. April 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Guest speaker Elizabeth May will talk about "Creating a Climate for Peace" at 7:30 p.m.

April 4, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Spring at CMU fundraiser, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Featuring the presentation of the 2019 CMU PAX Award to author Rudy Wiebe.

April 6, 2019 | Location: Ontario

"Following Jesus together as Anglicans and Mennonites, Pt. 1," at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun. 

April 6, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite 48th annual fundraising dinner, at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Man. at 6:30 p.m. Music by the Accent Women’s Ensemble. Reservations required; email office@canadianmennonite.org and put “CM April 6 dinner” in the subject line, or call toll-free 1-800-378-2524 x224.

April 6, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

“Thirsting for God” Lenten silent retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 6, 2019 to April 7, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers present "Lamentation," a Lenten service: (6) at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m., (7) at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora, at 3 p.m.

April 7, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Launch of Janis Thiessen’s new book, "Necessary Idealism: A History of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate." 2 p.m to 4 p.m. at in the Westgate atrium (86 West Gate). Using both documentary materials and oral history methodologies, Janis Thiessen has produced a splendid institutional history of a private Mennonite high school in Winnipeg, Manitoba - Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. This volume undertakes a careful, historical examination of the school’s history, admittedly by a sympathetic insider (alumna and former teacher), and makes a significant contribution to the history of ethnic and...

April 13, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Women of MC Eastern Canada Enrichment Day, at Floradale Mennonite Church. Resource person: Marilyn Rudy-Froese. Theme: "Travelling companions: Staying centred and attuned to God's voice through the uncertainties of life."

April 15, 2019 to April 16, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Spring seniors retreat, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. (Same program each day.) For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca. (Register by April 8.)

April 19, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Grand Philharmonic Choir, Children’s Choir and Youth Choir, with the K-W Symphony, present J.S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

April 19, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Winnipeg’s First Mennonite Church, accompanied by an orchestra, presents Bruckner’s “Requiem in D Minor and Mendelssohn’s “Christus” oratorio, at the church, at 7 p.m. Offering will be taken.

April 22, 2019 to April 26, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario meat canning, in Elmira. 

April 26, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Spring concert, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

April 26, 2019 to April 27, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada annual church gathering, "Deepening our relationship with God," at Steinmann Mennonite, Baden. Keynote speaker: April Yamasaki. 

April 29, 2019 to May 2, 2019 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario meat canning, in Leamington.

May 4, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Mennonite Mass Choir presents "Celebration," hymns of praise by Mendelssohn, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

May 4, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Exhibitions by Yisa Akinbolaji and Gabriela Aguero open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until June 22.

May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present “A time for everything under heaven”; (4) at UMEI Christian High School, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m., (5) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448.

May 4, 2019 | Location: B.C.

Women’s Inspirational Day, at Emmanuel Mennonite, Church, Abbotsford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker: Sarah Bessey.

May 10, 2019 to May 12, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Junior youth retreat. Theme: “Music: Voices together.” Join youth from across MC Eastern Canada to learn some new songs, talk about worship and create worship materials.

May 13, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

May 13, 2019 to May 15, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Faith studies conference, in Lethbridge. 

May 15, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 24, 2019 to May 26, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Junior-high retreat, at Elim. 

May 29, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 30, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

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

May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

“#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.

May 31, 2019 to June 14, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Common Ground Treaty Walk, from Edmonton (Treaty 6) to Calgary (Treaty 7). For more information, email Steve Heinrichs, director of MC Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations, at sheinrichs@mennonitechurch.ca.

May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019 | Location: Alberta

MCC Relief Sale, in Coaldale. 

June 7, 2019 to June 9, 2019 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta women's retreat, at Sylvan Lake.

June 11, 2019 | Location: Ontario

Chicken barbecue fundraiser, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.

June 12, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Annual heritage retreat at Camp Valaqua. 

June 15, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon. 

June 16, 2019 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua garden party. 

June 28, 2019 to July 1, 2019 | Location: B.C.

“Igniting the imagination of the church” MC Canada delegate assembly, at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, Abbotsford: (28) leaders assembly; (29) business/delegate meeting; (29-1) inspirational conference. Special events for youth and children.

July 25, 2019 to July 28, 2019 | Location: Manitoba

"Towards a just peace," the annual Bridgefolk conference for Mennonites and Roman Catholics, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. The focus will be on church and social relationships with First Nations peoples. For more information, visit bridgefolk.net.

July 28, 2019 to August 1, 2019 | Location: Saskatchewan

Prairie youth gathering, at Shekinah Summer Camp. Theme: "Shake: Rattled by the Radical (Jesus)." Open to students from across Canada entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2018-19 school year. Hosted by MC Saskatchewan and MC Manitoba. Information coming soon to prairieyouth.ca. Follow on Instagram @prairieyouth.ca for the latest updates.

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.

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

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