Nov. 10–12


Let’s Talk About Conflicting Loyalties event, at Trinity Mennonite Church, DeWinton. Keynote speaker: Gordon Zerbe of CMU. Topics: patriotism, justice, pacifism, active peacemaking. For more information, call the church at 403-256-7157.

Nov. 25


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta conference, Tapestry of Two Uprooted Cultures: Japanese and Mennonites in Southern Alberta, featuring authors Joy Kogawa and Rudy Wiebe, followed by cultural dancing, music and food; at 1 p.m. Call the historical society at 403-250-1121 by Nov. 16 to register.

Oct. 14


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta fall conference, Gem of the West Museum, Coaldale, at 1:30 p.m. Theme: “Tapestry of two uprooted cultures: Japanese and Mennonites in southern Alberta.” Speakers include author Joy Kogawa.

May 15-17


MC Alberta annual faith studies event, “Called to peacemaking with all creation,” at Holyrood Mennonite Church, Edmonton. Speaker: Randy Haluza-DeLay of King’s University. (15, 7 p.m.) Public lecture: “When Christianity seems to be the problem.” (16) Public lecture: “When things get polarized.” For more information, visit

May 6


Camp Valaqua work day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 403-637-2510 to indicate how many are coming, so lunch can be provided.

Apr. 29


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta meets at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury: annual general meeting at 10 a.m.; sessions at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and 4 p.m. faspa provided. For more information, call 403-250-1121.

Jun. 9-11


MC Alberta women’s retreat at Sylvan Lake. Speaker: Sara Wenger Shenk. Theme: “Our legacy of wisdom.” For more information, call June at 403-208-0800.


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