Ontario

October 10

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Location: 

Benjamin Eby Lecture, at the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Mark Vuorinen, chair of the Music Department and associate professor. Topic: “Witnessing passion: Musical depiction of minor characters in passion music of Bach, Esenvalds, MacMillan and Pärt.”

September 23 or 24

Event Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: 

Fall seniors retreat, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Same theme each day: “Engaging with friends, family and God through the transitions of later life.” Resource person: Jane Kuepfer. For more information, call 519-625-8602.

September 11

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Location: 

Southwestern Ontario Gleaners host Leamington and area’s 20th annual Poor Boy Luncheon, at the Roma Club, Leamington, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 519-326-7687.

September 10

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Location: 

Mennonite World Conference hosts an open house to welcome César Garcia, general secretary, and his wife Sandra Baez, to Kitchener, at 50 Kent Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m.

September 13, 15

Event Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
Location: 

“Training active bystanders,” a program by MCC Ontario and Quabbin Mediation to help participants intervene when they witness abusive, isolating or stigmatizing behaviour; at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener; (13) at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., (15) at 2 p.m. For more information or to register, visit mcco.ca/events.

October 19

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Location: 

“Empty bowls for Haiti” fundraiser to support MCC Ontario’s commitment to sustainable change in Haiti, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden; seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/events.

November 2

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Location: 

Pax Christi Chorale presents works by Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and “The Sun, the Wind and the Man with the Cloak,” a new cantata by Stephanie Martin and Paul Ciufo, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit paxchristichorale.org.

September 6-8

Event Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019
Location: 

“Building community” retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Speakers: Scott Robertson and Katie Gingerich. Theme: “The theory of conflict and resolution.” For more information, call 519-625-8602.

August 3

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Location: 

Former Stratford Voluntary Service workers participating in a reunion are hoping to meet with locals at Avon Mennonite Church at 5 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m.

August 18

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Location: 

Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts the Fair Wind band playing traditional music from the British Isles, at 2:30 p.m.

July 22

Event Date: 
Monday, July 22, 2019
Location: 

“Women explore the role of Mary Magdalene: The dedicated apostle,” an afternoon lecture and discussion with Amanda Witmer, at Wilmot Mennonite Church.

July 14

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Location: 

Detweiler Meetinghouse, Roseville, hosts a gospel song fest from “Life Songs II,” led by Bob Shantz, at 2:30 p.m.

June 8, 2019

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Location: 

Preston and Wanner Mennonite Churches are partnering with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank to host a production of “My Place is Right Here: Hugh Burnett & the Fight for a Better Canada” at Preston Mennonite Church (791 Concession Rd., Cambridge, Ont.). Please bring a donation for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

June 22

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Location: 

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario spring meeting, at Elmira Mennonite Church, at 2 p.m. Topic: “The Elmira Life and Work School: An innovative collaboration between public secondary schooling and Conservative Mennonites. For more information, visit mhso.org.

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