Eigenheim Mennonite fills MCC Buckets of Thanks

December 12, 2018

When Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan put out the call for churches and other groups to participate in its Buckets of Thanks challenge, Eigenheim Mennonite Church, near Rosthern, answered the call. Buckets of Thanks is an opportunity for young and old alike to assemble relief kits for MCC. When Eigenheim Mennonite decided to participate, it aimed to raise $1,750 to offset the cost of 35 kits. The event was held on Oct. 14, 2018, following the church’s Thanksgiving dinner. Children and adults lined up to fill buckets with bath towels, soap, toothbrushes and all the other items needed to create MCC relief kits. The congregation assembled 36 kits in about 30 minutes and raised more than $2,100. When told that some congregations are planning to hold a Buckets of Thanks event as a Christmas project, one congregant said, “Maybe we should do this again at Christmastime.” —Story and photo by Donna Schulz


Lee Warkentin, left, helps his son Ethan pack a bottle of shampoo into his relief kit bucket as others line up behind them. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

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