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.
Toronto United Mennonite Church has been in ministry for 75 years.Come celebrate with us. (21) Anniversary Dinner with historical presentation 6.30-9 p.m., (22) Service of thanksgiving (in person or online) at 11 a.m. Followed by Heritage Potluck (foods from our many cultural backgrounds) and Birthday Party, with Freiwillige (open mic) storytelling, displays, games and activities. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
TMTC Closing Ceremony: Celebrating the Legacy of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre. Gather with those associated with TMTC past and present, celebrate legacy, and share stories as the Centre comes to a close during this virtual event. Hosted by Jeremy Bergen, the event will feature brief reflections by some of those who cared for and benefited from TMTC over the years. There will also be an opportunity for brief sharing during an open mic time.
Celebrate the launch of Professor Emeritus Marlene Epp’s new book Eating like a Mennonite, exploring the meaning of Mennonite foodways, around the table and around the world. From zwieback to tamales and from sauerkraut to spring rolls, Eating Like a Mennonite reveals food as a complex ingredient in ethnic, religious, and personal identities, with the ability to create both bonds and boundaries between people. Books will be available to purchase. Reception to follow.
Detweiler Meetinghouse (3445 Roseville Road, Ayr) is a Doors Open Waterloo Region site. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., learn about the history of our people and buildings from 1855, and walk in the adjoining Roseville cemetery for a self-guided tour. Updates can be found on our Facebook page.
Conrad Grebel University College’s 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner at 6 p.m., hosted by Eric Friesen. With stories we'll recreate memories of Community Supper and raise money for residence facility projects. We will also get a glimpse into the University of Waterloo's future as UWaterloo President Vivek Goel speaks about "Waterloo at 100." Purchase tickets at: uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events/60th-gala-dinner
Grebel alumni are invited to return to Grebel for a celebratory picnic, marking 60 years since the College first opened its doors. Enjoy family-friendly activities, tours, a hymn sing, re-connecting with professors, and exhibits highlighting Grebel's past and present, and a picnic dinner. Don't forget the Ultimate Frisbee tournament! Enjoy a pre-dinner program, with hosts Pete and Kendra Whitfield Ellis, and President Marcus Shantz. Tickets: $18.00 per person; Kids 6-12: $8.00; Under five: free.
Join a Mass choir to prepare to sing Handel’s Messiah at Centre in the Square on Sunday afternoon, December 10 with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. Mennonite Mass Choir Messiah Rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m. at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Register at www.mennosingers.com.
Theatre of the Beat presents I Love You and it Hurts, three short forum theatre plays that reflect lived experiences of elder abuse, healthy masculinity, and intimate partner violence in youth relationships, with a focus on how to recognize the subtle early signs of abuse. The topics chosen were identified by our community partners (experts at Assaulted Women’s Helpline and Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region) as topics that need to be immediately addressed. Featuring 4 performances: Sept 29&30 at 7:00 p.m. and Sept 30& Oct 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Urban Anabaptist Church Planters Workshop, “Tentmakers: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Congregations” at the Ottawa Mennonite Church from 10-4 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. for coffee, snacks and fellowship. For more information and to register by September 15, go to mcec.ca/events.
MCC New Hamburg Thrift Center is hosting Food Trucks every Thursday until the end of August. Picnic tables are being supplied by the Home Hardware in Wellesley at a reduced price. Wilmot has made a donation to cover the cost of one of these tables.
MCC Ontario Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, call 519-745-8458 ext. 238 or go to their website at mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/2023-mcc-ontario-annual-general-meeting.