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 8, 2020 to May 8, 2020 | Location: Nationwide

Canadian Mennonite staff are doing their best to keep the below list updated. In an attempt to keep COVID-9 from spreading, some of these events may have already been postponed or cancelled without our knowledge. To be sure, contact the organizers in advance.

April 15, 2020 | Location: Online Event

The Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, is offering the following webinar:

RJ Practices and Values in State Legislation

What does restorative justice legislation look like across the United States? Traditionally conceived as a social service adjunct to public systems to address the needs of victims, restorative justice has increasingly been operationalized into multiple stages of formal legal processes. This is represented in diverse forms of restorative practices utilized from...

April 20, 2020 to April 24, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MCC’s meat canner visits Elmira for five days, at the Elmira Produce Auction Centre. To volunteer, visit elmirameatcanningproject.ca or call Keith or Dianne Snyder at 519-669-4084.

April 24, 2020 to April 25, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MC Eastern Canada annual church gathering will now be a video streaming event. Theme: “A gentle whisper.” For more information, visit mcec.ca/event.

April 27, 2020 | Location: Ontario

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale fundraising dinner, at Bingemans in Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 519-745-8458.

April 27, 2020 to April 30, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MCC’s meat canner visits Leamington for four days, at the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners facility. For more information, call Marlene Schmidtgall at 519-329-6462 or visit mcco.ca/events.

April 29, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MCC hosts a centennial celebration for people in Waterloo Region, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 7 p.m. Combining music and stories, participants will celebrate and reflect on 100 years of relief, development and peace in the name of Christ. Seats must be reserved by registering online at mcco.ca/events or calling 519-745-8458.

April 30, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Enjoy “a day away” at Assiniboia Camp and Retreat Centre, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include hiking, outdoor activities, music, and more. To reserve a spot, call 204-864-2159.

May 2, 2020 to May 3, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their spring concert, “Be Light for our Eyes; (2) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m., (3) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448.

May 2, 2020 | Location: Saskatchewan

Shekinah needs woodcutters proficient with a chainsaw to help fill the camps firewood reserves, at 9 a.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. RSVP to 306-945-4929.

May 2, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Shalom Counselling spring breakfast event, at Luther Village on the Park in Waterloo, at 8:30 a.m. Keynote speaker: Jane Kuepfer. Topic: “Loving aging: Inspiration for living fully.” For more information and tickets, visit shalomcounselling.org/breakfast.

May 2, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery in Winnipeg is closed to the public until further notice, but you can view its latest exhibition, “Breaking the silence on domestic violence 2,” online at www.cmu.ca/gallery.

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 3, 2020 | Location: B.C.

After 34 years, Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship worships for the final time at the Menno Simons Centre in Vancouver, at 10 a.m. For more information, call 604-228-8911.

May 8, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario hosts a Low German concert at Meadow Brook Church, Leamington, at 8 a.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.

May 10, 2020 | Location: B.C.

Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship begins services at St. James Community Square, Vancouver; entrance off Trutch Street. For more information, call 604-228-8911.

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. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 23, 2020 | Location: Ontario

You@Waterloo Day,” at 10 a.m. Experience what residence life is like at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. For more information, email Rebekah DeJong at rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca.

May 24, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Hawkesville Mennonite Church celebrates its 70th anniversary with a homecoming service, at 11 a.m. A potluck meal (beverages included) and fellowship time follow the service. For more information, call 519-699-5522.

May 27, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 28, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 29, 2020 to May 30, 2020 | Location: Ontario

53rd annual New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds. Includes Canada’s largest indoor quilt auction, artisan tents, live music and more. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events or nhmrs.com.

May 31, 2020 | Location: Ontario

MCC alumni centennial reunion and celebration, at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener, at 1 p.m. Mingle with friends, share some snacks then add your name to the MCC timeline and world map. For more information or to register, visit mcco.ca/events.

May 31, 2020 | Location: Ontario

St. Catharines United Mennonite Church is hosting an afternoon of stories and song about notable MCC workers and volunteers as part of MCC’s centennial celebrations, at 3 p.m. Singers for the event are invited to join the church choir for Tuesday evening practices in May, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email peter.huebert083@sympatico.ca.

June 5, 2020 to June 7, 2020 | Location: Alberta

MC Alberta women’s retreat. Theme: “Journey along the path.” For more information, visit mcab.ca.

June 6, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, hosts a ’60s era alumni luncheon, at 11 a.m. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/.

June 6, 2020 | Location: Alberta

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta annual general meeting and spring conference on the theme of “La Crete area and Russian Mennonite history,” at the La Crete Heritage Centre; (10 a.m.) meeting followed by light lunch; (1 p.m.) conference featuring Susan Siemens and Colin Neufeldt. For more information, email dmtoews@gmail.com

June 13, 2020 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

June 14, 2020 | Location: Alberta

Camp Valaqua garden party. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

June 19, 2020 | Location: Ontario

“Embodying hope, faith and playfulness in caregiving: Practical and spiritual resources for a complicated vocation” seminar, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker: Dr. Janet L. Ramsey. Register at grebel.ca/spirituality.

August 1, 2020 to August 2, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Hunta Mennonite Church 50th anniversary reunion; (1) speakers and special music; (2) worship service, sharing time and a community picnic beginning. To participate in the special music or sharing, email rita1carney@gmail.com

August 9, 2020 to August 21, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, for youth ages 12 to 16. To register, visit grebel.ca/ommc.

October 10, 2020 to October 17, 2020 | Location: International

MCC Bolivia 60th anniversary learning tour in western Bolivia. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.

October 22, 2020 to October 24, 2020 | Location: Nationwide

“Table talk: Does the church still have legs?” an MC Canada study conference for the nationwide church’s congregations, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, Ont. Facilitator: Sara Wenger Shenk, former AMBS president. More information to follow.

November 6, 2020 to November 7, 2020 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian launch of new “Voices Together” hymnal, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, from mid-afternoon on Nov. 6 to the evening of Nov. 7, when a community-wide worship fest will be held. Registration will be required. More details to follow.

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.