Calendar

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 2, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Amish Mennonite heritage thanksgiving worship service at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 7 p.m. Amish Mennonite artifacts and memorabilia on display from 4 p.m.

October 5, 2022 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite magazine presents an online event taking place on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET that will explore Indigenous-settler relations and some of the concrete steps Canadian Mennonites are taking to further reconciliation. Join host Aaron Epp and guests Doyle Wiebe, Allegra Friesen Epp and Niigaan Sinclair. Register to attend at canadianmennonite.org/events.

October 6, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate in Winnipeg invites you to its Opening Program at 7:00 p.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church.

October 14, 2022 to October 16, 2022 | Location: B.C.

MC B.C. ladies retreat at Camp Squeah, “Alive in Christ: Body, Mind and Soul” with Laurel D. Hildebrandt. Register at www.mcbc.ca.

October 14, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Diverse Paths: A Low German Networking conference to learn and explore cultural nuances of Low German speaking community at Conrad Grebel University College.

October 15, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario annual meeting, 1:30 p.m. at Conrad Grebel University College (Waterloo, Ont.) and book launch of 'Menno’s Descendants in Quebec: The Mission Activity of Four Anabaptist Groups, 1956-2021.' Richard Lougheed will speak on “The Call to Quebec: Anabaptist Mission Strategies and Results in a Rapidly Changing Society.” Everyone is welcome. See mhso.org/events for more information.

October 16, 2022 | Location: Nationwide

International Witness Sunday. Details: mennonitechurch.ca/IW-Sunday

October 18, 2022 to October 19, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

CMU hosts the 2022 J.J. Thiessen Lecture: “Picturing the Bible: How artists tell the story”: (18) at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; (19) at 11 a.m. Speaker: Robin W. Jensen, the Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

October 18, 2022 | Location: Ontario

"Ministering in a liminal space" workshop, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, from 7 to 9 p.m. Leader: Al Rempel. For more information, or to register, visit bit.ly/3q0iq6c.

October 20, 2022 | Location: Ontario

2022 Bechtel Lecture at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont. Dr. Mark Louden will give a presentation titled, "Reconstructing Linguistic History: What did Ontario's Earliest Amish Speak?" 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall with a reception to follow. Details: uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/lecture-series/bechtel-lectures

October 21, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to its fall open house. This event is a quick introduction to CMU, designed for prospective students of all ages and their families. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. Visit enrolment.cmu.ca/register/fall-openhouse for details.

October 21, 2022 to October 22, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

“Departing Canada, encountering Latin America” a conference reflecting on the centenary of Mennonite emigration from Canada to Mexico and Paraguay,” at the University of Winnipeg. To register for free, visit ctms.uwinnipeg.ca.

October 21, 2022 | Location: Online Event

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg presents a conference titled, "Departing Canada, Encountering Latin America: Reflections on the Centenary of Mennonite Emigration from Canada to Mexico and Paraguay." The conference will be held in-person and livestreamed on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Visit ctms.uwinnipeg.ca/events/departing-canada for details.

October 22, 2022 | Location: Saskatchewan

Shekinah Retreat Centre Work Day. 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Shekinah would love to finish the work around the windows on the inside of the Timber Frame cabins before winter and they need your help. This is not heavy work; however there are six windows in each of the four cabins, so many hands would make for an efficient work bee! Coffee will be served along with a tasty treat and lunch will also be provided. Please bring an impact driver or drill if you have one and small hand tools. Shekinah will have all supplies required for the work that needs to be done. Call Ron at Shekinah if you have...

October 22, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Menno Singers presents "Messe de Saint Anne" by local composer Justin LaPierre at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Kitchener. 7:30 p.m. Visit mennosingers.com for details.

October 22, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

The Menno Office, a ministry for University of Manitoba students supported by Mennonite church conferences, congregations, alumni and individuals, is hosting a fundraising coffee house at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visit mennooffice.ca for details.

October 22, 2022 | Location: Online Event

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg presents a conference titled, "Departing Canada, Encountering Latin America: Reflections on the Centenary of Mennonite Emigration from Canada to Mexico and Paraguay." The conference will be held in-person and livestreamed on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Visit ctms.uwinnipeg.ca/events/departing-canada for details.

October 22, 2022 to October 23, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Camps with Meaning fundraising banquets: (22) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler; (23) at Douglas Mennonite, Winnipeg. For more information, visit www.campswithmeaning.org.

October 23, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg invites all to an in person and online lecture—the first in a four-part series, titled "Queer Theology and the Church: After the Affirmation." 7:00 p.m. CT. This series will explore how queer theology can lead the church beyond a framework of inclusion and into larger questions of justice and transformation. Visit firstmennonitechurch.ca/special-events for details.

October 25, 2022 | Location: Ontario

"Pastoral conversations: Compassion fatigue," with speaker Wanda Wagler-Martin, on Zoom, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, visit bit.ly/3KBcs5k.

October 26, 2022 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to a virtual open house. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT. Details at enrolment.cmu.ca/register/voh-oct26.

October 27, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario invites you to "The Power of Partnership: An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell," an event at Bingemans Conference Centre (425 Bingemans Centre Dr.) in Kitchener that starts at 6:00 p.m. ET. Join MCC along with bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, as they discuss the Power of Partnership and how a legacy of partnership with local, on-the-ground organizations can bring peace, dignity and hope to those who need it most, and have unintended consequence of peaceful communities. Register to attend in-person or to watch the livestream. Visit...

October 29, 2022 to October 30, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Foodgrains Bank hosts its "Singin' in the Grain" fundraising events featuring CMU singers  and the Faith and Life Women's Choir. (29) at Douglas Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (30) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, at 3 p.m. All funds raised go to addressing food insecurity where presently needed.

October 29, 2022 | Location: Saskatchewan

RJC High School invites you to its Annual Fundraising Dinner. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the dinner and program begin at 6:00 p.m. A radio-style variety show in the RJC auditorium, featuring Joe Callahan (singer-songwriter) and Leland Klassen (comedian), as well as performances by other RJC alumni, friends, and students. Donations will go to support RJC's bursary program. Tickets on sale now for $25. Call 306-232-4222 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

October 29, 2022 | Location: B.C.

Art festival fundraiser for MC B.C. Vancouver location TBA. Time: 2 p.m. Emphasis on Indigenous ministries.

October 30, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg invites all to an in person and online lecture—the second in a four-part series, titled "Queer Theology and the Church: After the Affirmation." 7:00 p.m. CT. This series will explore how queer theology can lead the church beyond a framework of inclusion and into larger questions of justice and transformation. Visit firstmennonitechurch.ca/special-events for details.

November 4, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites prospective students to a campus visit day from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. Details at cmu.ca/future/experience/campus-visit-days.

November 5, 2022 | Location: Ontario

Conrad Grebel University College and University of Waterloo open house, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 6, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg invites all to an in person and online lecture—the third in a four-part series, titled "Queer Theology and the Church: After the Affirmation." 7:00 p.m. CT. This series will explore how queer theology can lead the church beyond a framework of inclusion and into larger questions of justice and transformation. Visit firstmennonitechurch.ca/special-events for details.

November 13, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg invites all to an in person and online lecture—the last in a four-part series, titled "Queer Theology and the Church: After the Affirmation." 7:00 p.m. CT. This series will explore how queer theology can lead the church beyond a framework of inclusion and into larger questions of justice and transformation. Visit firstmennonitechurch.ca/special-events for details.

November 16, 2022 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite magazine presents an online event taking place on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for details.

November 20, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Mennonite Community Orchestra presents a concert at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Winnipeg (560 Arlington St.). Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting mennonitecommunityorchestra.ca.

November 25, 2022 to November 26, 2022 | Location: Ontario

 Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig, hosts its annual Christmas event featuring live music, crafts and a tea room. (25) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; (26) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 25, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites prospective students to a campus visit day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. Details at cmu.ca/future/experience/campus-visit-days.

November 30, 2022 | Location: Online Event

Canadian Mennonite University invites you to a virtual open house. 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT. Details at enrolment.cmu.ca/register/voh-nov30.

November 30, 2022 | Location: Manitoba

CMU hosts a virtual open house, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.cmu.ca/virtual-open house.

January 22, 2023 | Location: International

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday.

February 3, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites prospective students to a campus visit day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. Details at cmu.ca/future/experience/campus-visit-days.

March 10, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

Canadian Mennonite University invites prospective students to a campus visit day from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. Details at cmu.ca/future/experience/campus-visit-days.

July 14, 2023 to July 15, 2023 | Location: Manitoba

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies and the University of Winnipeg present “The Russlander Mennonites: War dislocation and new beginnings” centenary conference. The event will mark the centenary of the arrival Russlander from the Soviet Union to Canada.

September 30, 2023 | Location: Nationwide

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.