MCEC Annual Church Gathering, “Transformed, Inspired, Called,” at UMEI Christian High School in Leamington. Come and be transformed by the love of God, inspired by the hope we find in Jesus and called to action by the power of the Holy Spirit. Join new and now friends as we grow, learn and serve together as a community of faith. Save the date!
Intercultural Volleyball Tournament. More Details will follow soon! Come on out for a fun day of volleyball, fellowship and fun! Save the date!
MCEC Spiritual Retreat Day for Pastors. A day set aside for pastors for rest, refreshment and spiritual care. Mark your calendars!
TiM (Transitioning into Ministry) Spring Equipping Days. Equipping days filled with worship, prayer, spiritual reflection, coaching, peer to peer support, and more. TiM provides a three-year formational experience for beginning pastors or pastors new to MCEC to assist them in integrating their seminary training into the life and ministry of a congregation and to develop faithful habits and practices.
Join us for our Junior Youth Gathering from 1-5 p.m.! This gathering will include music, interactive activities and more for grades 5-8. Watch for more details!
Our new HOME ROUTES folk concert series at Brubacher House picks up momentum this month with Emerald Rae, "an electrifying and award-winning American fiddler and folk artist,who seamlessly marries traditional dance melodies with contemporary songcraft." 6 p.m. Potluck—Bring your own dishes and some food to share! 7 p.m. Concert: Emerald Rae. Visit the event page for more details.
“I Love You and It Hurts,” Theatre of the Beat presents three short plays on abuse and family violence, at preston Mennonite Church in Cambridge, at 7 p.m.
MCEC Equipping Day, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock, Ont. A day for pastors, chaplains, congregational leaders and all who are interested to talk about green funerals, funeral planning, advanced care planning, MAID (Medical assistance in dying) and palliative care.
What kind of men are we called to be in 2023 and beyond? How can men live lives that matter? Attend “Men Listening, Men Talking,” a half day retreat to explore these questions and participate in honest conversations on healthy masculinity with other men. Facilitated by Don Neufeld, coordinator for Mennonite Men in Canada. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Continental breakfast and coffee provided. Registration deadline is October 30. Register at mcc.org/men-listening.
MCEC Intercultural Worship Gathering at 4:30 p.m., First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. An evening of worship and praising God at the Annual Intercultural Worship Gathering with our family across MCEC. Join the potluck that will follow! Everyone is welcome.
All are invited to enjoy a three-choir extravaganza at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. The Music Department at Grebel has commissioned two alumni composers to celebrate Grebel's 60th Anniversary. The new pieces will be premiered on November 25th at a joint choral concert featuring the Conrad Grebel Chapel Choir, the UW Chamber Choir and the University Choir. Alumna Julia Jacklein’s A Song in Celebration sets poetry by the 19th century poet Bjørnstjerne M.
Fall Concert of the Soli Deo Gloria Singers at 3 p.m. at Leamington United Mennonite Church. Donations are welcome.
Prospective students, families, and teachers are invited to visit Grebel to meet current students, staff, and faculty to learn about the residence and academic programs. Learn about student life at the University of Waterloo and tour the wider campus. Register in advance and receive information on in-person sessions, presentations, and how to plan your time on campus. uwaterloo.ca/grebel/fall-open-house-2023.
All are invited to attend the 2023 Benjamin Eby Lecture in the Grebel Chapel at Conrad Grebel University College. Speaker Dr. Maisie Sum, will present her research on the “guembri”, a symbolic artifact of the Black African diaspora in Morocco. More information at: uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/lecture-series/benjamin-eby-lecture
Join us for the exciting launch of our new Home Routes folk concert series at Brubacher House, in Waterloo, Ontario! Our first concert features Finnish singer-songwriter Mirja Klippel (Danish Music Award - Songwriter of the Year) and acclaimed guitarist Alex Jønsson. 6 p.m. Potluck, 7 p.m. concert. Reserve your seat: forms.gle/T9SKoXvLwaSJYb7h8.
Save the date. Plan to be at this year's Empty Bowls for Haiti event at Steinmann Mennonite Church in Baden at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Local potters donate hand-crafted bowls and local restaurants provide a wide variety of delicious soups. Funds raised strengthen communities in Haiti. Go to mcc.org/events to buy your tickets today!
MCC Ontario is delighted to partner with The New Leaf Network in presenting The Table in Waterloo and online. New Leaf is a collaborative, relational and creative missional organization that supports, equips and connects church planters, spiritual entrepreneurs and missional practitioners in post-Christian Canada. The Table is for Pastors, Priests, Church Planters, Ministry Leaders, Academics, Artists, Poets, Neighbourhood Catalysts, Creatives and Jesus-followers from any tradition who are longing for an oasis and a shared feast of hope here in Canada.
Buckets of Hope, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Material Resources warehouse is opening its doors and welcoming visitors to an event for the whole family with games, snacks and hands-on activities for all ages.We invite you to participate in activities for kids and to pack a kit or two while you're there! Admission is free, but we are asking for a donation of large bath soap bars (in original wrapping) to help stuff our kits. Go to mcc.org/events/bucket-thanks for more info.
The Church at Nairn (formerly Nairn Mennonite Church) 26459 Bear Creek Rd, Ailsa Craig (Nairn) annual Spirit of Christmas. Nov 24th 6:30-9 p.m., Nov 25th 10-4 p.m. Includes live music, juried crafts, pottery, greeting cards, wood products, stained glass, vinyl signs, quilts and more. Tea room included with admission. Info@nairnmennonite.weebly.ca.
The MCC Peace Conference is your chance to see, hear and experience first-hand how you and MCC are changing lives and communities through peacebuilding. This event will inspire and inform through general sessions, workshops and conversations with messengers of peace. Visit mcc.org/peace-conference for more details.