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.
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 email@example.com. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
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.
Youth Farm Bible Camp Vereniki fundraiser, at Rosthern Mennonite Church
CMU spring open house, begins at 10 a.m.
Jazz at CMU, at 7 p.m.
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.
Handbell and guitar ensembles perform at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.
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.
Spring at CMU fundraiser, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Featuring the presentation of the 2019 CMU PAX Award to author Rudy Wiebe.
"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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and put “CM April 6 dinner” in the subject line, or call toll-free 1-800-378-2524 x224.
“Thirsting for God” Lenten silent retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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...
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."
Spring seniors retreat, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. (Same program each day.) For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca. (Register by April 8.)
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.
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.
MCC Ontario meat canning, in Elmira.
Spring concert, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
MC Eastern Canada annual church gathering, "Deepening our relationship with God," at Steinmann Mennonite, Baden. Keynote speaker: April Yamasaki.
MCC Ontario meat canning, in Leamington.
Mennonite Mass Choir presents "Celebration," hymns of praise by Mendelssohn, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.
Exhibitions by Yisa Akinbolaji and Gabriela Aguero open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until June 22.
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.
Women’s Inspirational Day, at Emmanuel Mennonite, Church, Abbotsford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker: Sarah Bessey.
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.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit westgatemennonite.ca.
Faith studies conference, in Lethbridge.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.
Junior-high retreat, at Elim.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
“#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.
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 email@example.com.
MCC Relief Sale, in Coaldale.
MC Alberta women's retreat, at Sylvan Lake.
Chicken barbecue fundraiser, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.
Annual heritage retreat at Camp Valaqua.
Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon.
Camp Valaqua garden party.
“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.
"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.
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.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fundraiser, with comedian Matt Falk, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
"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.
Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.