"Prepare the Way! Advent Celebration." You are invited to bring your friends and family to Camp Assiniboia for an afternoon of harp music, singing, crafts, the great outdoors and more. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For details, visit campswithmeaning.org or call 204-895-2267.
The Mennonite Community Orchestra in Winnipeg presents its first concert since the pandemic started. Lutheran Church of the Cross (560 Arlington St.) at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult, and are available at the door. Proof of vaccination and masking is required. The concert will be recorded live, with the recording being made available for purchase shortly after the concert.
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.
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.
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
CommonWord invites you to a launch event for the new book "People and Places of Sacred Interior Spaces: Midrashic Monologues and Guided Meditations" by Laura C. Funk. 7:00 p.m. CT.
Woven (Mennonite Women Manitoba) kick off their new Woven Wednesday series, entitled Faith: Yours, Mine and Ours, at 8 p.m. MC Manitoba women are invited to join with guests Margie Hildebrand and Marika Veith in exploration of the images of God we’ve held, hold and hope for. Hosted by Kathy Giesbrecht. The 45 minutes together will include both guest input, and question and response time. For Zoom link, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Break Every Yoke is a conversation on Guaranteed Basic Income and the church's response, hosted by First Mennonite Church (Winnipeg) and sponsored by Mennonite Church Manitoba, Mennonite Central Committee and others. Take part in this virtual event via Zoom or YouTube at 7:00 p.m. CST. Visit firstmennonitechurch.ca/break-every-yoke for more information.
The 2020 edition of the Mennonite Church Manitoba Youth Peace Witness event is happening is happening virtually at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Activities include worship, storytelling, snack showcasing and signage creation. Entitled “Remembering . . . our Resolves,” Esther Epp Tiessen, Matthew Veith and Steve Heinrichs will reflect on their work with the newly released anthology, Be iI Resolved. Contact Kathy Giesbrecht at email@example.com for a link to the event.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s “Singin’ in the Grain” virtual fundraising concert, featuring the Quonset Brothers, Kristel Peters & Korey Peters, and Steve Bell, on World Food Day, at 8 p.m. (Central StandardTime). To watch, visit foodgrainsbank.ca/singing
Celebrate a century of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) with Mennonite Heritage Village’s exhibit "MCC 100 Years." 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of MCC, a non-profit charity established in 1920 with the purpose of providing humanitarian relief to Mennonites experiencing famine, violence, and war in the former Soviet Union. Since its inception, MCC has expanded to become a global organization whose work includes disaster relief, humanitarian aid, development projects, and peacebuilding initiatives around the world.
Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools presents a community seminar, titled "Coaching for Confidence: Helping Your Shy or Anxious Child." School psychologist Sarah Juchnowski will talk about understanding anxiety in children; strategies for overcoming anxiety; coping skills and practicial suggestions; resources; and more. This seminar is free and all are welcome to attend. 250 Bedson St. in Winnipeg. 7:00 p.m.
Mennonite Community Orchestra presents its spring concert, at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, Winnipeg, at 2 p.m. Works include Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony.