An idea that began in a chat on the way to choir practice became a dream come true for members of Manitoba’s Faith and Life Women’s Chorus.
God at work in the Church
With Mennonite Church Canada's help, Stuart Murray, chair of the Anabaptist Network in the U.K. and author of the Naked Anabaptist, facing camera right rear, engaged pastors and church leaders during a countrywide South Korean speaking tour from April 20 to May 3. Kyong Jung Kim, director of the Korea Anabaptist Center, seated next to Murray, served as Murray's translator. (Photo courtesy of Mennonite Church Canada)
U.K. Anabaptist leader Stuart Murray engaged Anabaptists in South Korea during a country-wide speaking tour this spring.
During its May 2013 meeting in Akron, Pa., MWC Executive Committee members planted a tree at the Mennonite Central Committee Welcoming Place. From left to right, taking their turn placing sod around the tree, are: Cisca Mawangu Ibanda, Democratic Republic of Congo; Ron Penner, Canada; and Adi Walujo, Indonesia.
“An excellent car, but little fuel.” This is how treasurer Ernst Bergen described the situation currently facing Mennonite World Conference (MWC) when the Executive Committee met in Akron in late May, in preparation for the next global assembly—the 16th—to be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., in July 2015.
A group of Old Order Mennonite families who moved from southern Ontario to rural Manitoba just over six years ago, to escape the encroachments of society, have run headlong into the expectations of that society.
Events over the past few months have left the reclusive community of about 90 in turmoil and despair.
‘Act justly,’ from Micah 6:8, was one of the three theme days at this year’s Walk, Witness, Worship Youth Retreat, held at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp on the May long weekend.
Our youth group from Petitcodiac Mennonite Church in New Brunswick had the opportunity to travel to Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Hepworth, Ont., on the May long weekend for the 2013 Walk, Witness, Worship (WWW) Youth Retreat.
Canadian Mennonite received four awards at this year’s Canadian Church Press (CCP) ceremony held in Toronto last month at the conclusion of the association’s annual convention.
You don’t need to travel the globe to find a place to serve. That’s what the young adults at Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg came to realize when they decided on a local service adventure. For many months they looked and planned for a way to combine travel with service for the brief interlude between their university classes and the start of summer jobs.
Bedding plants on a garden bench help participants get into the spirit of this year’s Saskatchewan Women in Mission Enrichment Day theme: ‘Like a watered garden.’
The foyer of Eigenheim Mennonite Church, filled with bedding plants on a garden bench and trickling water from several fountains, visually and audibly depicted the theme of this year’s Saskatchewan Women in Mission (SWM) Enrichment Day theme: “Like a watered garden.”
Ears pricked up when César Garcia suggested that all national churches need to be in communication with other national churches about issues of faith and practice.
Rochelle Benny Gerard, Marisa Pathmanathan and Kameesna Kamal of the Markham Christian Worship Centre perform a worship dance about not needing to be afraid because ‘God most high’ is in charge.
Brent Horst from St. Jacobs Mennonite Church helps delegates and guests at Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s annual church gathering focus on the theme of ‘Seed scattered and sown: In every seed a promise.’
Twenty-five years ago Mennonite Church Eastern Canada gathered at the United Mennonite Educational Institute in Leamington, Ont., for its inaugural annual conference.
Brenda Suderman, a member of Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, was one of two Winnipeg Free Press journalists to be honoured by the Islamic Social Services Association with its Ihsan Award recently.
While Mennonites in Canada enjoy an era of economic abundance, less and less of that wealth is trickling down to the area and national churches.
Canadian Mennonite was urged at its annual banquet last month to “pass on the best of the Anabaptist faith” to its Mennonite readership and to speak without fear in the face of political turmoil to its own community and, increasingly, to the larger public sphere.
Mennonite Church B.C. managed to accomplish in one day what used to take two.
Mennonite Church Manitoba is at a critical juncture as it faces issues that reflect changing times.
Gordon Allaby is grateful for the services his wider church provides. But he is deeply concerned about how charitable giving is changing.
Speakers at this year’s Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand conference include, from left, Dave Andrews, who has lived among marginalized people groups for more than 30 years, and Nora Amath, chair of Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity.
Jan. 26 is Australia Day, the equivalent of Canada Day. Over the Australia Day weekend the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand held its biennial conference in Sydney with the theme, “From pieces to peace: More than just neighbours in a multi-faith world.”
The welcome offered at the communion table on Jan. 20 at Hope Mennonite Church signalled the congregation’s arrival at a significant milestone on what has been a long, winding and sometimes painful journey.
Determination to exercise more, or to improve one’s spiritual life, are on many people’s lists as they begin a new year. Thirty people who met at Camp Squeah from Jan. 11 to 13 found a way to do both through a retreat with the theme of “Breath of God” and the practice of yoga from a Christian perspective.