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June 27

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Location: 

MennoHomes “Out-spok’n for Affordable Housing” bike-a-thon, a virtual fundraising event. Hikers, recreational bikers and avid cyclists will choose their own routes this year. For more information, call Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or visit mennohomes.com.

June 20

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Location: 

Aylmer Mennonite Charity Auction, at the Aylmer Curling Club, opens at 8 a.m. Live auction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities for children, large-scale food festival, haircuts. For more information, call Katie Miller at 519-765-0075. Funds go to MCC projects worldwide

June 19

Event Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2020
Location: 

“Embodying hope, faith and playfulness in caregiving: Practical and spiritual resources for a complicated vocation” seminar, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker: Dr. Janet L. Ramsey. Register at grebel.ca/spirituality.

May 30

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Location: 

“Spring into auction: 100 quilts for 100 years of MCC,” an online event where the public can bid on a special collection of 100 quilts curated by the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale’s quilt committee, begins at 10 a.m. Photos of the 100 quilts can be viewed at nhmrs.com/quilt-catalogue.

May 29-30

Event Date: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020
Location: 

53rd annual New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds. Includes Canada’s largest indoor quilt auction, artisan tents, live music and more. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events or nhmrs.com.

April 27

Event Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020
Location: 

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale fundraising dinner, at Bingemans in Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 519-745-8458.

April 27-30

Event Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
Location: 

MCC’s meat canner visits Leamington for four days, at the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners facility. For more information, call Marlene Schmidtgall at 519-329-6462 or visit mcco.ca/events.

May 2

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Location: 

Shalom Counselling spring breakfast event, at Luther Village on the Park in Waterloo, at 8:30 a.m. Keynote speaker: Jane Kuepfer. Topic: “Loving aging: Inspiration for living fully.” For more information and tickets, visit shalomcounselling.org/breakfast.

April 29

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Location: 

MCC hosts a centennial celebration for people in Waterloo Region, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 7 p.m. Combining music and stories, participants will celebrate and reflect on 100 years of relief, development and peace in the name of Christ. Seats must be reserved by registering online at mcco.ca/events or calling 519-745-8458.

May 2,3

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020
Location: 

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their spring concert, “Be Light for our Eyes; (2) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m., (3) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448.

February 21, 2020

Event Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: 

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.

March 3

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: 

“Lunch and listen: Stories from Israel and Palestine,” at MCC Ontario’s office, Kitchener, at noon. Bring your own lunch. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.

March 6-7

Event Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: 

Youth worker retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Theme: “Reimagining youth ministry.” Leader: Michele Hershberger.

February 13

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: 

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.

March 12

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: 

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.

March 6

Event Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: 

An evening of jazz in support of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, at Hirut Café and Restaurant, Toronto, at 7 p.m. Featuring the Tom Reynolds Trio. For more information, visit grebel.ca/TMTC/events.

February 20

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: 

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 pbartel@uwaterloo.ca.

January 30

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: 

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.

February 20-23

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 to Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: 

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.

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