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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September 29, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

Woven (Mennonite Women Manitoba) kick off their new Woven Wednesday series, entitled Faith: Yours, Mine and Ours, at 8 p.m. MC Manitoba women are invited to join with guests Margie Hildebrand and Marika Veith in exploration of the images of God we’ve held, hold and hope for. Hosted by Kathy Giesbrecht. The 45 minutes together will include both guest input, and question and response time. For Zoom link, email: kgiesbrecht@mennochurch.mb.ca

September 30, 2021 to October 2, 2021 | Location: Online Event

“MCC at 100: Mennonites, service, and the humanitarian impulse,” a virtual Mennonite Studies conference at the University of Winnipeg. For more information, visit https://mennonitestudies.uwinnipeg.ca/events/mcc_at_100/

September 30, 2021 | Location: Nationwide

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

October 14, 2021 to October 16, 2021 | Location: International

“Land: Loss, connection and imagination,” the fifth “Rooted and grounded conference on land and Christian discipleship,” at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. Keynote speakers: Laura Meitzner Yoder and Timothy R. Eberhart. For more information, or to register, visit https://bit.ly/3sbgkRi.

October 15, 2021 to October 17, 2021 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. women’s retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope. Theme: “Our God, our healer.”

October 15, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Day 1 of 3: Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is inviting you to participate in its first annual Rally for Recreation. Details: hiddenacres.ca/programs/rally-for-rec

October 16, 2021 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Church B.C. women’s retreat at Eden Mennonite Church in Chilliwack. Details: mcbc.ca/what-we-do/womens-ministry

October 16, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Day 2 of 3: Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is inviting you to participate in its first annual Rally for Recreation. Details: hiddenacres.ca/programs/rally-for-rec

October 16, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Foodgrains Bank presents "Singin’ in the Grain," a virtual fundraising concert featuring the Quonset Brothers, Matt Pauls with a "Singin’ in the Grain" quartet, and Darryl Neustaedter Barg and Kim Thiessen. 8:00 p.m. CT. All proceeds to go to MCC’s relief program in Haiti. Visit foodgrainsbank.ca/singing to watch.

October 17, 2021 | Location: Ontario

Day 3 of 3: Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp is inviting you to participate in its first annual Rally for Recreation. Details: hiddenacres.ca/programs/rally-for-rec

October 19, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Common Read online conversation with Sara Wenger Shenk at 7 p.m. ET. Find more information at www.commonword.ca.

October 21, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Conrad Grebel University College presents the 2021 Benjamin Eby Lecture, which will take place virtually at 7:30 p.m. ET. Music professor Karen Sunabacka will give a lecture titled, "Composing Louis Riel's Dream: Exploring the History of the Red River Settlement Through Family Stories and Music." Visit grebel.ca/eby for details and for registration information.

October 24, 2021 | Location: Nationwide

Mennonite Church Canada International Witness Sunday. Visit www.mennonitechurch.ca/IW-Sunday.

October 26, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

Day 1 of 2: Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg presents the 2021 J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series: "Mediation and the Immediate God" with Dr. Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Details: media.cmu.ca/events/lectures#jjt

October 26, 2021 to October 28, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

Pastors and spiritual leaders retreat at Camp Assiniboia. Theme: Resting in Belovedness. To register, go to www.mennochurch.mb.ca/events.

October 27, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

Day 2 of 2: Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg presents the 2021 J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series: "Mediation and the Immediate God" with Dr. Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Details: media.cmu.ca/events/lectures#jjt

October 28, 2021 | Location: Alberta

Every Monday to Thursday: Congregants from across MC Alberta are invited to join a Zoom group for morning prayer on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. MST, and evening prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. MST, for about 15 to 20 minutes, using Take Our Moments and Our Days. Register online at mcab.ca/events.

November 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. Pastor/Spouse Retreat at Harrison Lake Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs.

December 31, 2021 | Location: B.C.

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. is calling on local Anabaptists to participate in a collaborative storytelling project. Share your COVID-19 story/artwork/experiences for this first of its kind collaborative project at http://aht.libraryhost.com/. Take a look at the submissions! Still shy about uploading? Send your submission via email to archives@mhsbc.com and it can be added to...

January 1, 2022 to March 7, 2022 | Location: Ontario

"Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket" is on display at the Grebel Gallery on campus at Conrad Grebel University College from Sept. 7, 2021 until March 7, 2022 This thought-provoking exhibit by Yasmeen Nematt Alla invites viewers to consider the importance of trauma-informed community spaces and the ability of art to provide gestures of care. Visit uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/grebel-gallery for details.

January 23, 2022 | Location: International

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) invites your congregation to mark Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday, an annual event that focuses on Anabaptists around the world following Jesus together. As followers of Jesus in MWC, we come together as a communion – sisters and brothers in Christ – learning from each other and supporting each other in times of suffering and joy. Download worship resource package at mwc-cmm.org/awfs.

May 13, 2022 to May 15, 2022 | Location: Ontario

“Indigenous-Mennonite encounters in time and place” academic conference and community education event, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. The event will include academic presentations, community storytelling, artistic offerings, and both Indigenous and Mennonite ceremonies. Programming proposals must be submitted by Sept. 30. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2UhmnHu.

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. Theme: “Following Jesus together across barriers.” For more information, visit mwc-cmm.org/assembly/indonesia-2022.

July 29, 2022 to August 1, 2022 | Location: Nationwide

MC Canada Gathering 2022, in Edmonton. Theme: “We declare what we have seen and heard.” Information about Gathering 2022 will be regularly updated at mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022.

July 31, 2022 to August 4, 2022 | Location: Alberta

MC Canada National Youth Gathering at Camp Valaqua, Alta. Theme: “Amplify! Giving voice to what we have seen and heard.” Information will be regularly updated at mennonitechurch.ca/amplify.