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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October 26, 2021 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC High School Annual Corporation Meeting, 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend RJC's annual report to the community, held over Zoom. Please email office@rjc.sk.ca to pre-register for this event by Oct. 22, and you will be sent the meeting agenda and Zoom link.

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.

October 28, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

CommonWord invites you to a launch event for the new book "The Baby and the Bathwater: Aspiration and Reality in the Life of the Church" by Robert J. Suderman. 7:00 p.m. CT. In-person participants will need to register (limit to 50 people) and bring proof of full vaccination. Live stream link here: https://youtu.be/2uXm5ZFlvO0 No registration is required for the live stream. Details: commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/23953

October 30, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

Camp Koinonia Annual Woodcutters Retreat, starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please call or text Matthew Heide at 204-534-8268.

October 30, 2021 | Location: Alberta

A Common Word Alberta presents "Does Faith Matter?", a Christian-Muslim dialogue. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Full details here.

October 30, 2021 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC High School Choirs & Cakes Fundraiser at 7:00 p.m. Join us for our annual fundraising concert and dessert auction in support of RJC. This event will be held in-person at the RJC Gymnasium with a livestream option available. The livestream link and online cake auction will be at rjc.sk.ca/cakes.

November 4, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg invites you to a Graduate Studies Webinar at 7:00 p.m. CT exploring CMU's MBA program. Details: enrolment.cmu.ca/register/mba-webinar-fall-2021 Looking for an MBA with a difference? Unlike many MBA programs that focus only on developing technical skills, this MBA program includes additional emphasis on personal formation, competency, relationships, and business without harm to people or the environment. The program uses a cohort model and a blended-...

November 4, 2021 | Location: Online Event

"A Virtual Roundtable: MCC, Refugees, and the Legacies of National Socialism" at 2:30 p.m. CT. Exploring themes of identity politics, refugee policies, and Holocaust collaboration, the event will discuss MCC’s work to resettle displaced Mennonites after the Second World War. Sponsored by the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies, MCC Canada and MCC U.S. To register: https://bit.ly/3D0sOiT

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

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

November 7, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Camps with Meaning invites you Break the Bank-uet Online Fundraiser II. Music, visual reports and more, starting at 7:00 p.m. CT. Visit campswithmeaning.org.

November 7, 2021 | Location: Nationwide

Peace Sunday

November 10, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg invites you to a Graduate Studies Webinar at 7:00 p.m. CT exploring CMU's MA-PCD program. Details: enrolment.cmu.ca/register/pcd-webinar-fall-2021 For peacebuilding and development practitioners looking to strengthen their knowledge and skills, CMU’s MA-PCD offers a flexible program that can be customized to a student’s educational and career goals. This course-based program offers students an opportunity to complete a practicum and includes a ...

November 12, 2021 | Location: Manitoba

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery is hosting its annual fundraising gala, “Up and Running,” featuring live music, artworks and a tribute to retiring founder-curator Ray Dirks, at 7:30 p.m. The event takes place in person at the gallery or it can be viewed through livestreaming. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3Al3LoQ. The live event is capped at 50 spots, and guests must provide proof of vaccination and wear a mask.

November 15, 2021 to November 19, 2021 | Location: Saskatchewan

“21st-century preaching,” a one-week intensive course with Meghan Good. This course will examine methods for doing exegesis for preaching that are realistic in the busyness of ministry and keep pastors’ own hearing of God’s words fresh and living. For more information, or to register, visit https://mcsask.ca/event/10691.

November 18, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg invites you to a Graduate Studies Webinar at 7:00 p.m. CT exploring the offerings of CMU's Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. Details: enrolment.cmu.ca/register/gstm-webinar-fall-2021. Wondering if graduate theological education is for you? In this webinar, you will learn more about CMU’s diverse graduate theological programs and discover options for taking classes for credit, for professional development, or for personal interest. Whether...

November 19, 2021 to November 20, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Mennonite Central Committee Canada invites you to "Reconciliation in action," a virtual peace conference. Visit mcccanada.ca/peace-conference for details.

November 19, 2021 to November 20, 2021 | Location: Ontario

MCC Ontario virtual peace conference, Reconciliation in Action.

November 19, 2021 | Location: Online Event

Online Prayer Hour: Mennonite World Conference invites you to join in prayer with Anabaptist-Mennonites from around the world. This hour includes a brief welcome, followed by language-based breakout rooms (English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Indonesian) for sharing and prayer, and concludes with brief reports from each room. Register here: mwc-cmm.org/form/mwc-online-prayer-hour-registration-november-2021

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.

March 7, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket exhibit at the Grebel Gallery, Conrad Grebel University College. For more information, visit https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancedment/grebel-gallery.

April 19, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Diverse Paths: An Exploration of Low German Mennonite Experiences, at Conrad Grebel University College. This conference will bring together members of Low German-speaking communities and those who work within these communities, including service providers, educators and academics. More at: https://mcccanada...

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: Nationwide

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.