Conrad Grebel University College Noon Hour Concert: The Road to Peace. The Road to Peace: A Reflection on the Relocation of the Russian Mennonites is a composition by Professor Emeritus Leonard Enns. Watch online for free at youtube.com/user/ConradGrebelUC/videos. 12:30 p.m. ET.
Mennonite World Conference invites you to participate via Zoom in its MWC Online Prayer Hour. Pray together with brothers and sisters from around the world. MWC hosts an online prayer hour every two months. After a brief introductory time together, participants split into breakout rooms in English, French, Spanish, Indonesian and Hindi to pray in smaller groups. Click here to register: mwc-cmm.org/deacons-commission/online-prayer-hour-registration
Join the North Edmonton Ministries and Camp Valaqua for a six-week Zoom conversation series on Wednesday evenings, on how to better engage with people of other faiths and backgrounds. Topics include: Unpacking our international or cross cultural experiences; basics about Islam; how to engage with Muslim people; understanding the Iceberg of Culture; allyship, racism, and Black Lives Matter; and working for the common good and neighbouring.
Celebrate the launch of author David Elias' new book, 'The Truth About the Barn: A Voyage of Discovery and Contemplation' (Great Plains Publications). Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter. 7 p.m. CT.
Mennonite Creation Care Network virtual meeting with Jane McCloskey, co-editor of the cookbook Sustainable Kitchen: Recipes and Inspiration for Plant-based, Planet-conscious Meals. 7:30 p.m. EST. Join the Sustainable Kitchen Cookbook club for conversations about eating for human and planetary health. Register at mennocreationcare.org/sustainable-kitchen-cookbook-club.
Virtual 2020 MEDA convention, “Towards an equal world,” begins at noon on Nov. 6. The two-day event includes speakers, plenary sessions and networking opportunities. To learn more, or to register, visit medaconvention.org.
Join Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary, as it remember what matters most through scripture, story, song and prayer. In addition, the worship team members will be sharing what they have been learning about themselves and God during a time of great staff and structural transition. To watch, visit www.mennonitechurch.ca/worshipservices.
Beginning on Sept. 23, the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Truth and Reconciliation Working Group will begin a yearlong series of online storytelling events centred on covenants broken and renewed. The first storyteller will be Myeengun Henry, manager/counsellor of Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, Indigenous services at Conestoga College, and former chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. To register, visit mcec.ca/events.
Herald Press, Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church U.S.A. kick off their annual Common Read event—to get Mennonites reading together over the next year—with a Zoom event at noon EDT with Stephanie Lobdell, the author of Signs of Life: Resurrecting Hope Out of Ordinary Losses, September’s book of the month. For registration information, email email@example.com. Books are available for order at commonword.ca.
Mennonite Church Canada’s rotating series of weekly online worship services continues with Langley (B.C.) Mennonite Fellowship, which will share a service that draws from Matthew 16:13-28. In the intimacy of Jesus and Peter’s master-disciple relationship, Jesus is recognized for who he is, and Peter is blessed, ordained, confounded and sternly rebuked. Living with good news is so perplexing and surprising. To view, visit mennonitechurch.ca/worshipservices.
Mennonite Church Canada invites you to participate in a nationwide church service, prepared by St. Jacobs (Ont.) Mennonite Church. The congregation continues its summer theme of "Deadly sins and holy virtues," as Kevin Derksen and Chip Bender explore the pairing of gluttony and self-control through a variety of scriptural and experiential contexts. To watch, visit mennonitechurch.ca/worshipservices.
Mennonite Church Canada invites you to participate in a church service that Charleswood Mennonite Church in Winnipeg is preparing. In Matthew 14: 22- 33, Jesus walks on the water and beckons Peter to follow him. How is the church being invited to step out of the boat and walk towards Jesus amid a storm of injustice, a pandemic, a climate crisis and uncertainty that swirls around?
Congregants from across Mennonite Church Alberta are invited to join a Zoom group for morning for morning prayer on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. MDT, and evening prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. MDT, for about 15 to 20 minutes, using Take Our Moments and Our Days. Register online at mcab.ca/events.
“Mourning our losses together during COVID-19: The good news of biblical lament," a free webinar from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT. Health. Employment. Weddings. Gathered worship. Graduations. The “list of losses” during this global COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow. This webinar is for those experiencing loss and for caregivers journeying with people impacted by such realities. We will explore the three-act movement of biblical lament as a faithful response to God and its use in both individual and corporate settings.
The Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach, Man.) is holding a Virtual Spring Gala Fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. CST. The event includes a virtual grand-opening of the new exhibit "MCC 100 Years," as well as appearances by special guests. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 204-326-9661 or by visiting mennoniteheritagevillage.com/mcc-100-virtual-spring-gala-fundraiser-registration.