Presentation and book launch for "Recapturing an Enchanted World: Ritual and Sacrament in the Free Church Tradition" by Rev. Dr. John D. Rempel. Rempel has spent his career in the historical and theological study of the ritual and sacramental Christian traditions. This book brings together his vision for a Free Church approach to embracing an understanding and practice of sacrament for the 21st century. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. All are welcome at this event. Admission is free.
Youth worker retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Theme: “Reimagining youth ministry.” Leader: Michele Hershberger.
Book launch for William Janzen’s book, “Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008,” at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events.
Grebel MTS ministry forum brown bag lunch for congregational leaders, in Grebel’s community education room, Waterloo, from noon to 2 p.m. Topic: “Sexual orientation, gender diversity and pastoral care: New opportunities.” RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 21.
Hawkesville Mennonite Church celebrates its 70th anniversary with a homecoming service, at 11 a.m. A potluck meal (beverages included) and fellowship time follow the service.
Absent Friends Film Series presents “The Fault in our Stars,” a film based on John Green’s book of the same name, followed by a discussion afterwards, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events.
J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture, “Where moth and rust destroy: Archives and the contest over Anabaptist information,” at Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: David Y. Neufeld, who holds the 2019-20 J. Winfield Fretz Fellowship in Mennonite Studies. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events.
Grade 10 night at the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Start with a pizza dinner at Grebel, then learn about its residence and academic programs. To register for dinner, email email@example.com.
MennoHomes annual general meeting at 50 Kent Ave., at 2 p.m. The newest project will be officially announced. Call 226-476-2535 for details.
Conrad Grebel University College, in partnership with Aha! Productions, presents “Nunsense: The Musical” in the Great Hall: (20, 21) at 7:30 p.m.; (22) at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; (23) at 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to Grebel’s “Fill the table” campaign to expand its kitchen and dining room space. To order tickets online, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/nunsense.
Conrad Grebel University College Bechtel Lectures: “Food and faith: Mennonites farming locally and globally. (31, at 7:30 p.m.) Paul Plett screens his film “Seven Points on Earth,” followed by discussion and reception. (1, at 9 a.m.) “Farmers breakfast panel.” For information or to register for either event, visit bit.ly/bechtel-2020.
“The church is for belonging: Stories about inclusion, disability and faith,” an event for MC Eastern Canada pastors, chaplains and congregational leaders, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2XpYNoZ.
Listowel Mennonite Church presents “An Advent Journey Marketplace.” Tours take place: (20,21) from 7 to 9 p.m.; (22) from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Grand Philharmonic Choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.
Conrad Grebel University College hosts its “Make-a-Difference Market,” a Christmas shopping fundraiser that includes fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, silent auction and live music, at the College, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Happening now, The Grebel Gallery, Waterloo, presents “The Cultural Life of Drones: KW Drone Dialogues,” created by Sara Matthews, which explores the myriad ways drones are embedded in people’s everyday lives. For more information, call 519-885-0220 x24204.
Multicultural worship service and MC Eastern Canada celebration to bless mission minister Brian Bauman on his retirement, at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 3 p.m., followed by a potluck meal.
“How to put on a drama or pageant at your church (and still be happy when it’s over),” and Anabaptist Learning Workshop webinar, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Resource people: Joanne Bender, Chris Steingart, Ruth Boehm and Sara Garnet. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.