Ontario

February 7

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: 

“Connected to God’s Creation” online event 6:30-8:00 p.m. hosted by Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister, to explore how yards can be sanctuaries for bees and other pollinators.

March 9-11

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 to Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: 

MCC Ontario presents “Rooted in right relationship: With one another and creation,” a peace and justice student seminar, in Ottawa. For more information, vist bit.ly/3Wzxciu.

February 2

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Location: 

Conrad Grebel University College presents the 2023 Sawatsky Visiting Scholar lecture, at 7:30 p.m., in-person and online Speaker: Darla Schumm of Hollins University. Title: “The power of misfitting: Disrupting sinner, saint and super-crip controlling images.”

February 6-13

Event Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2023 to Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: 

MCC Ontario’s Great Winter Warm-up encourages comforter making to give the gift of warmth around the world. For those who want to come to the material resource centre in New Hamburg, sign up at bit.ly/3HYXVkK.

January 26

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: 

MCC Ontario presents “Training active bystanders,” a learning session that teaches people how to respond to a violent situation when they see one. The event takes place online, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more info and to register, go to mcco.ca/events.

June 3

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: 

MC Eastern Canada presents “Being a restorative church: Creating brave and accessible space.” A hybrid event, at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, with French on Zoom, from 8:30. a.m. to noon. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

May 11

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Location: 

MC Eastern Canada presents “Becoming a restorative church: Embodying our safe church policy.” A hybrid event, in English and French, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, and on Zoom, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

April 18

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Location: 

MC Eastern Canada presents “Living the Gospel as a diverse group of believers,” an online workshop on cultural integration, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

February 28

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: 

MC Eastern Canada presents “Becoming a restorative church: Theology, leadership and accountability, for pastors, chaplains and congregational leaders, in English and French, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

January 21

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: 

MC Eastern Canada presents “Becoming a restorative church: Seeking peace and justice,” an online event for pastors, chaplains and congregational leaders, in English and French, from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

Until February 28

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: 

The Brubacher House Poetry Project is looking for self-composed, previously untranslated German Mennonite poetry to be included in a bilingual collection of works from Waterloo Region poets. The project’s goal is to maintain dialogue across generations within the local Mennonite literary tradition by translating these works. Works written in German or Pennsylvania Dutch are both encouraged. Email submissions and an author statement to brubacherpoetryproject@gmail.com. The project will culminate with a public reading in the spring.

January 22

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Location: 

MC Eastern Canada junior-youth gathering, “Come together,” at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener, from 1 to 5 p.m. For students in grades 5 to 8.Theatre of the Beat will lead an art of peace workshop feature peer-led music, interactive drama, robotics and Dutch Blitz. Learn more at mcec.ca/events.

December 16

Event Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2022
Location: 

The Grebel Gallery, Waterloo, presents "Unmasking, breathing, moving forward," an exhibit of 17 Indigenous, Black and racialized artists responding to their experiences of COVID-19. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. December 16th is the last day of the exhibition. 

November 24, 2022

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Location: 

Benjamin Eby lecture at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Kate Kennedy Steiner, assistant professor of music and director of church music and worship at Grebel. Topic: “Music, liturgy and the making of medieval Scotland.”

November 25-26

Event Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2022 to Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: 

Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig, hosts its annual Christmas event featuring live music, crafts and a tea room. (25) from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; (26) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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