Upcoming Events

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 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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October 28, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Conrad Grebel University College Noon Hour Concert: The Road to Peace. The Road to Peace: A Reflection on the Relocation of the Russian Mennonites is a composition by Professor Emeritus Leonard Enns. Watch online for free at youtube.com/user/ConradGrebelUC/videos. 12:30 p.m. ET.

October 31, 2020 | Location: Alberta

A Common Word Alberta hosts its annual Christian-Muslim Dialogue on Zoom and in person at the Al Rashid Mosque’s gymnasium in Edmonton, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. MST. Theme: “Boosting resilience for the digital age.” Speakers: Ingrid Cramer Doerschel and Salima Versi. For more information and to register, visit acwalberta.ca.

November 2, 2020 | Location: Nationwide

Mennonite Creation Care Network’s cookbook club virtual meeting with Heather Wolfe, co-editor of Sustainable Kitchen: Recipes and Inspiration for Plant-based, Plent-conscious Meals at 7:30 EST. Join the conversation about eating for human and planetary health. Register at mennocreationcare.org/sustainable-kitchen-cookbook-club/.

November 4, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Conrad Grebel University College Noon Hour Concert: noondaagochige. A recital by saxophonist Olivia Shortt. Watch online for free at youtube.com/user/ConradGrebelUC/videos. 12:30 p.m. ET.

November 6, 2020 to November 7, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Virtual 2020 MEDA convention, “Towards an equal world,” begins at noon on Nov. 6. The two-day event includes speakers, plenary sessions and networking opportunities. To learn more, or to register, visit medaconvention.org.

November 7, 2020 to November 8, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Shekinah Retreat Centre is hosting a virtual art auction. Place bids online for one-of-a-kind items created by local and western Canadian artists. For more information, visit shekinah.ca.

November 11, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Conrad Grebel University College Noon Hour Concert: The Path Before Me — A Woman's Journey. Watch online for free at youtube.com/user/ConradGrebelUC/videos. 12:30 p.m. ET.

November 18, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Conrad Grebel University College Noon Hour Concert: Mozart & Chopin, a Hunt & a Mermaide. Renowned pianist Heidi Wall will perform two pieces. Watch online for free at youtube.com/user/ConradGrebelUC/videos. 12:30 p.m. ET.

November 20, 2020 to November 21, 2020 | Location: Ontario

“Becoming peacemakers,” Mennonite Central Committee’s virtual peace conference: (20) In conversation with Bruxy Cavey and Denley McIntosh of the Meeting House and MCC’s Ken Ogasawara, at 7 to 8 p.m.; (21) Main sessions and breakout sessions with Paul Fast, MCC’s health coordinator; Dina Gonzalez Pina, MCC’s ethnicity and gender equity specialist; and members of MCC’s Indigenous Neighbours, restorative justice and refugee sponsorship teams. To learn more, or to register, visit mcco.ca/...

November 20, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Mennonite World Conference invites you to participate via Zoom in its MWC Online Prayer Hour. Pray together with brothers and sisters from around the world. MWC hosts an online prayer hour every two months. After a brief introductory time together, participants split into breakout rooms in English, French, Spanish, Indonesian and Hindi to pray in smaller groups. Click here to register: mwc-cmm.org/deacons-commission/online-prayer-hour-registration

November 25, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Conrad Grebel University College Noon Hour Concert: Music for Self-Isolation. Guitarist Mariette Stephenson will perform. Watch online for free at youtube.com/user/ConradGrebelUC/videos. 12:30 p.m. ET.

December 7, 2020 | Location: Nationwide

Mennonite Creation Care Network’s cookbook club virtual meeting, 7:30 EST. Register at mennocreationcare.org/sustainable-kitchen-cookbook-club/.

December 13, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Digital launch for the Voices Together Hymnal. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to VoicesTogetherHymnal.org for details.

May 31, 2021 | Location: Ontario

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.

July 1, 2022 to July 4, 2022 | Location: International

Mennonite World Conference’s Global Youth Summit, in Salatiga, Indonesia. Theme: “Life in the Spirit: Learn. Serve. Worship.” To learn more, visit mwc-cmm.org/gys.

July 5, 2022 to July 10, 2022 | Location: International

Mennonite World Conference’s global assembly, in Semarang, Indonesia. Features speakers chosen by the Young AnaBaptist Committee and by the MWC commissions. Afternoon activities include workshops, service opportunites, local tours, a global church village and the Anabaptist World Cup. Each evening will have special music and speaker from one of the participating continents. For more information, visit mwc-cmm.org/assembly/indonesia-2022.