“Women explore the role of Mary Magdalene: The dedicated apostle,” an afternoon lecture and discussion with Amanda Witmer, at Wilmot Mennonite Church.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
"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. Keynote speakers: Steve Heinrichs of MC Canada, and Sister Eva Solomon, and Ojibwe elder. For more information, visit bridgefolk.net.
“Discovery: A Comic Lament,” a play about Indigenous/settler issues and moving forward together,” at the CMU chapel, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at Eventbright.com.
“Shake: Rattled by the Radical,” a gathering for Mennonite youth in grades 6 to 12, at Shekinah Retreat Centre. For more information, visit prairieyouth.ca. Early deadline for travel subsidies and sponsor discounts is April 26.
Former Stratford Voluntary Service workers participating in a reunion are hoping to meet with locals at Avon Mennonite Church at 5 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m.
Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts the Fair Wind band playing traditional music from the British Isles, at 2:30 p.m.
Shekinah music camp, for campers aged 12 to 17. For more information or to register, visit shekinahretreatcentre.org.
Shekinah Retreat Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary. Outdoor service starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and an afternoon of games and frivolity.
MCC Festival for World Relief at Tradex in Abbotsford. For more information contact email@example.com or call 604-850-6639.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop canoe trip (“Canoe tripping as a spiritual practice: Deepening the waters of faith”), at Massasauga Provincial Park, with guides Tanya Dyck Steinmann and Mark Diller Harder. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/anabaptist-learning-workshop/.
Shekinah Bike-Paddle-Hike-a-Thon at 9 a.m. Bike from Saskatoon, canoe from Petrofka Bridge or hike at Shekinah. For more information, visit www.shekinahretreatcentre.org.
Langham Mennonite Fellowship (formerly Zoar Mennonite Church) hosts an open house of its new building in Langham, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Toronto Mennonite Festival to support MCC at Black Creek Pioneer Village 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit mcco.ca/events.
Doors Open Waterloo Region, a day of architecture, heritage and tech events, including at MCC Ontario’s headquarters at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Squeah Paddle-a-thon down the Harrison River. For more information visit contact email@example.com.
Breakfast celebrating 40 years of The Mennonite Story at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, 8:30 a.m. with John Ruth as guest speaker. Tickets at mennonitestorybreakfast.eventbrite.ca.
35th annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale, at the Keystone Centre, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes lunch, an auction for children, a quilt auction and music by the Janzen Boys.
RJC hosts an alumni volleyball and soccer tournament.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fundraiser, with comedian Matt Falk, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.
MCBC Women’s retreat at Camp Squeah featuring Kelly Rader. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening May 9th, “New Fraktur,” featuring recent works by Meg Harder, at the Grebel Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
RJC homecoming banquet and corporation meeting.
“Vision 20/20 Phase IV: Incarnating God’s call,” at Calgary First Mennonite
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.
RJC kielke supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.
Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
RJC Christmas concerts: (19) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (21) at RJC at 7 p.m.
MC Alberta annual delegate sessions.
MC Alberta women’s retreat.
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.