Events Calendar

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "The Burden of the Soviet Star," a film produced by Otto Klassen, at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Location: B.C.

MCBC Women's retreat at Camp Squeah. Theme: Contagious Joy.

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "Through the Red Gate," a film directed by Moyra Rogers, at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, present the film "The Birth of Anabaptism," as taught by Abraham Friesen, at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Location: B.C.

Columbia Bible College fundraising dinner at the college, Abbotsford.

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "Menno's Reins," a Dueck film production, at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "Remembering our Mennonite Heritage," a film produced by Otto Klassen, at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Location: B.C.

MC B.C. Symphony of Hymns 3, with Calvin Dyck: (10) at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church, Vancouver, at 7 p.m.; (11) at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, a 3 p.m.

Location: B.C.

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "The Last Objectors," a Refuge 31 film, at 1:30 p.m. each day.

Location: B.C.

Senior youth impact retreat at Camp Squeah.

Location: B.C.

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

Location: B.C.

MC Canada delegate assembly. More details to follow.

Location: Alberta

MCC Alberta annual general meeting at Edmonton First Mennonite, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Coffee and lunch provided. For more information, email AnneBoehlig@mccab.ca.

Location: Alberta

Sixth annual Christian-Muslim dialogue, at the ARCA banquet hall in Edmonton, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets available online at eventbrite.ca.

Location: Saskatchewan

Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.

Location: Saskatchewan

Fall supper at Youth Farm Bible Camp, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC and Saskatoon Youth Orchestra fall concert, at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Saskatchewan

Women's retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre. 

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC alumni volleyball and soccer tournament.

Location: Saskatchewan

Osler Mennonite Church celebrates its 90th anniversary.

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC corporation meeting and homecoming banquet.

Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day.

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC Kiele and Sausage Fundraising Supper at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.

Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan fall leadership assembly.

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC Chritmas concert at Knox United Church, Saskatoon.

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC Christmas concert at RJC gymnasium at 7 p.m.

Location: Saskatchewan

RJC Open House and Friday Night Live youth event.

Location: Saskatchewan

MC Saskatchewan annual delegate assembly sessions.

Location: Saskatchewan

Prairie youth gathering, at Skekinah Retreat Centre. Open to students from across Canada entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2018-19 school year.

Location: Manitoba

Two new exhibitions at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg: “My will remains: Reflections on chronic illness and disability” by Diane Driedger; and “Ubuntu: I am because we are,” by Manny Martins-Karman.

Location: Manitoba

34th annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale. For more details go to: mcccanada.ca/getinvolved/events/

Location: Manitoba

Square dance and pie fundraiser for Camp Assiniboia, at the camp, beginning with a tour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dancing, pie auction, a campfire and singing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit campswithmeaning.org.

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate cyclathon and homecoming, at Bird's Hill Park, Winnepeg.

Location: Manitoba

Springstein Mennonite Church celebrates its 80th anniversary; worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and an afternoon program of sharing a memory or story, music, or a word of blessing. For more information, email Randy Hildebrand at sprmench1@gmail.com.

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fall supper. Visit westgatemennonite.ca for more information.

Location: Manitoba

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery annual fundraiser and 20th-anniversary exhibition celebration, at the CMU chapel, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. RSVP Selenna Wolfe at swolfe@cmu.ca by Sept. 26.
 

Location: Manitoba

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery annual fundraiser and 20th-anniversary exhibition celebration, at the CMU chapel, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. RSVP Selenna Wolfe at swolfe@cmu.ca by Sept. 26.

Location: Manitoba

Singin’ in the Grain fundraising concerts for Canadian Foodgrains Bank: (27) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m., (28) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winker, at 3 p.m. Featuring the Faith and Life Male Choir and the CMU Men’s Choir.

Location: Manitoba

Camps with Meaning celebration fundraising banquets, which include music, ministry highlights, food and fellowship, in aid of sending kids to camp; (27) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, (28) at Douglas Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; both banquets begin at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, call 204-895-2267.

Location: Manitoba

Crystal City Mennonite Church celebrates its 70th anniversary with morning worship and an afternoon program.

Location: Manitoba

Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m. Music by the school's band and choral groups, plus art displays.

Location: Manitoba

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents its 20th-anniversary exhibition.

Location: Manitoba

Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Music by the school's band and choral groups, plus art displays. 

Location: Manitoba

The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada’s 50th anniversary conference, “A people of diversity: Mennonites in Canada since 1970,” will be hosted by the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Location: Manitoba

Faith and Life Choirs' Christmas concerts: (15) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (16) at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, at 7 p.m.

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents three one-act plays by its junior-high students; at Franco-Manitobain Cultural Centre, Winnipeg.

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

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

Location: Manitoba

"Towards a just peace," the annual Bridgefolk conference for Mennonites and Roman Catholics, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. Fore more information, visit bridgefolk.net.

Location: Ontario

"Leading the church through transformation, change and renewal" workshop, with Betty Pries and Jason Dykstra, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Location: Ontario

Premiere performances of "#ChurchToo," Theatre of the Beat's newest work, at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener; (21) at 8 p.m., (22) at 2 and 8 p.m., (23) at 3 p.m. Tickets available online at kwsymphony.ca/concerts/. The production will then tour Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta until Dec. 2; dates and locations to be determined.

Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario annual general meeting, community room, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.

Location: Ontario

Fall seniors retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg; "Close encounters of the scriptural kind; The delight, danger and dynamism of reading the Bible with each other and with 'the other.'" Same program each day. Resource person: Bryan Moyer Suderman. For more information, or to register before September 14, call 519-625-8602.

Location: Ontario

Dean Peachey, the 2018 Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award winner, will speak on "Backward/forward: Reflections on peace, conflict and human rights," in the Grebel Gallery, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ontario

“Voices Together: Prepare the way,” a resource day with members of the “Voices Together” hymnal team, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Followed by an intercultural worship service and international meal, at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 5 p.m. To register online, visit mcec.ca.

Location: Ontario

"Empty Bowls for Haiti" event, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, seating at 5 and 7 p.m. Ontario potters donate the bowls, local restaurants and organizations donate the soup. In support of MCC Ontario and its commitment to sustainable change in Haiti. For tickets, call 519-745-8458.

Location: Ontario

"Understanding conflict: Foundations" workshop, with Betty Pries, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ontario

Hymn sing with the Voices Together hymnal team, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Donations to the work of Voices Together.

Location: Ontario

2018 Benjamin Eby Lecture, in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Grebel professor Alicia Batten. Topic: “Memory, identity and the Sermon on the Mount: The Case of André Trocmé.”

Location: Ontario

"Empowered Women Preach" conference at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

Location: Ontario

Parkwood and Fairview Mennonite senior communities fundraiser for dementia care, at Bingemans, Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Spencer West. Event includes silent auction. For tickets, call 519-653-5719 x4837.

Location: Ontario

The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario presents "Living history: Indigenous and Mennonite stories of encounter," at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Ontario

Pax Christi Chorale presents Slavic Devotion, featuring works by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto; (27) at 7:30 p.m. (28) at 3 p.m.

Location: Ontario

Conrad Grebel University College and University of Waterloo open house, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario peace conference, at Forward Church, Cambridge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/peace-conference.

Location: Ontario

"Aging as a natural monastery: Spirituality in later life," with Bill Randall, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 4 p.m., followed by supper. For more information, email jane.kuepfer@uwaterloo.ca.

Location: Ontario

“Spirituality, aging and narrative: The sacred art of story listening,” with Bill Randall, in the Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, email jane.kuepfer@uwaterloo.ca.

Location: Ontario

Fairview seniors community, Cambridge, holds its annual handicraft sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes Christmas decorations, knitting, woodworking, used books and baking for sale. Tea room and lunch available from the Fairview Auxiliary.

Location: Ontario

Annual Spirit of Christmas live music and craft show, at Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig; (16) from 6:30 to 9 p.m., (17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring juried crafts, Ten Thousand Villages, baking, chocolate, greeting cards and a tea room. For more information, visit nairnmennonite.weebly.com.

Location: Ontario

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their fall concert, "To Everything There is a Season;" (24) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m., (25) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Tickets available by phone at 519-326-7448.

Location: Ontario

The Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, and soloists perform Handel’s “Messiah,” at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email info@grandphilchoir.com.

Location: Ontario

Pax Christi Chorale presents England's Golden Age, featuring acapella works from the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m.

Location: Ontario

“Cultural translation: Negotiated third spaces and those who live there” art exhibition, featuring the works of Iranian Canadian Soheila Esfahani, at the Grebel Gallery, Waterloo.

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.

Location: Ontario

Until May 2019: “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War” exhibit of letters, photographs and documents from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.