CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre in Winnipeg invites you to a launch event at 7:00 p.m. CT for Suffering the Truth: Occasional Sermons and Reflections by Chris K. Huebner. There is an option to attend in person or watch a livestream of the event. Visit commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/22105 for details.
CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre in Winnipeg invites you to a launch event at 7:00 p.m. CT for Benchmark: Countering COVID Through Painting and Poetry by Susan Moore and Mary Reimer. There is an option to attend in person or watch a livestream of the event. Visit commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24930 for details.
Ongoing: Join an MC Manitoba gratitude group every second week for six week on Zoom, for 40 minutes of gathering with others in encouragement and sharing gratitude. Leader: Laura Funk, MC Manitoba’s spiritual director-in-residence. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2YbxzRf.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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
Mennonite Church Canada invites you to "Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery, Today" at 7:00 p.m. CT. The Christian Doctrine of Discovery was used to dispossess Indigenous peoples of land and life for centuries. And it still does, exploiting natural resources and peoples around the globe. What does this mean for the church? Join Sarah Augustine (Indigenous, Mennonite, author and activist) and National Anglican Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald for a challenging conversation as we discern together what the church can and should do today.
Conrad Grebel University College presents the 2021 Benjamin Eby Lecture, which will take place virtually at 7:30 p.m. ET. Music professor Karen Sunabacka will give a lecture titled, "Composing Louis Riel's Dream: Exploring the History of the Red River Settlement Through Family Stories and Music." Visit grebel.ca/eby for details and for registration information.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank presents "Singin’ in the Grain," a virtual fundraising concert featuring the Quonset Brothers, Matt Pauls with a "Singin’ in the Grain" quartet, and Darryl Neustaedter Barg and Kim Thiessen. 8:00 p.m. CT. All proceeds to go to MCC’s relief program in Haiti. Visit foodgrainsbank.ca/singing to watch.
"Whose Land, Whose Promise? Palestine, Justice, and the Bible" — Mennonite Church Canada Palestine-Israel Network and three partner advocacy groups are hosting a two-part online dialogue series that takes place Saturday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 2, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Resource persons include Palestinian pastor-theologian Alex Awad, political science professor Ron Dart, and professor Dan Epp-Tiessen of Canadian Mennonite University. Register at https://bit.ly/3BbaFOc.
“MCC at 100: Mennonites, service, and the humanitarian impulse,” a virtual Mennonite Studies conference at the University of Winnipeg. For more information, visit https://mennonitestudies.uwinnipeg.ca/events/mcc_at_100/
Christian Peacemaker Teams is celebrating 35 years of action! To mark this anniversary, we’re hosting an online Peacemakers Congress from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. There will be interactive workshops, team panels, an exciting keynote speaker and an auction! CPT couldn’t do its work without the amazing support of so many communities and friends. Join this celebration! Details and registration at cptaction.org.
Day 2 of Bridgefolk 2021. Bridgefolk, a conference organized by a grassroots group of Mennonites and Catholics, is holding its conference via Zoom this summer on the topic, “Called Together to Face Racial Injustice: Starting Close In.” Anyone is welcome to register to attend this two-day event with challenging presenters from both traditions. To learn more and to register, visit bridgefolk.net/conferences.
Day 1 of Bridgefolk 2021. Bridgefolk, a conference organized by a grassroots group of Mennonites and Catholics, is holding its conference via Zoom this summer on the topic, “Called Together to Face Racial Injustice: Starting Close In.” Anyone is welcome to register to attend this two-day event with challenging presenters from both traditions. To learn more and to register, visit bridgefolk.net/conferences.
Theatre of the Beat is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special Live Stream Telethon at 7:00 p.m. EDT. It will include music, stories, sketches, videos, a silent auction and lovely telethon-worthy outfits. The goal with this telethon is not only to celebrate the last 10 years but to also raise $10,000 so that TOTB can continue its work. Go here for details and watch the telethon on YouTube here.
Join our nationwide community of faith for Mennonite Church Canada's AGM. 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Along with thebusiness agenda, participants will hear updates from MC Canada program directors, enjoy worship and reflect together as joint council members share what God has showed them over the past year. All are welcome. Register at mennonitechurch.ca/cell/event/register/id/11737.