Upcoming Events

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.

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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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 30, 2020 | Location: Ontario

“Spring into auction: 100 quilts for 100 years of MCC,” an online event where the public can bid on a special collection of 100 quilts curated by the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale’s quilt committee, begins at 10 a.m. Photos of the 100 quilts can be viewed at nhmrs.com/quilt-catalogue. Those who want to bid on the quilts or watch the auction should check regularly at nhmrs.com for information on how...

June 4, 2020 to June 18, 2020 | Location: Online Event

Theatre of the Beat presents a three-week audio drama series of its "Yellow Bellies" production, starting June 4. Visit theatreofthebeat.ca/yellow-bellies for details.

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 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.

September 19, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Toronto Mennonite Festival, at Black Creek Pioneer Village, opens at 10 a.m. Activities include Mennonite food booths, crafts, games, music and a quilt auction. Funds go to MCC projects worldwide.

September 26, 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/.

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 16, 2020 to October 18, 2020 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. women’s retreat. Theme: “God is bigger.” Speakers: Karina Loewen and Nichole Forbes of “We Should Record this Podcast.” More information to follow.

October 17, 2020 | Location: Ontario

A one-day New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, at the New Hamburg fairgrounds.

October 24, 2020 | Location: Online Event

“Table talk: Does the church still have legs?” is a Mennonite Church Canada study conference for the nationwide church’s congregations. During this global COVID-19 pandemic, the Holy Spirit calls us to re-examine what it means to be the church. While technology allows us to join each other on Sunday mornings, without gathering together how can we be Christ’s Body? What does this crisis reveal about our current practices of being the church? Join our nationwide community of faith as we gather virtually for a time of discernment on the nature and identity of the...

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.

November 8, 2020 | Location: Ontario

Pax Christi Chorale presents the Toronto premiere of “Considering Matthew Shepard. For more information, email boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org.

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.