Mennonite Church Canada congregations are invited to participate in Ride for Refuge, a fun, ride/walk fundraising event in support of the nationwide church’s international Witness ministry, on Sept. 29. Last year’s event raised more than $35,000 to train young entrepreneurs in South Africa, grow peacebuilding and justice initiatives in the Philippines, create a safe space for newcomers to Canada, and to help marginalized people in Canada and around the world. This year’s goal is $75,000. Congregations already in partnership with a Witness worker couple/family are encouraged to participate in raising funds for their ministry. Churches that do not already relate directly to a Witness worker can choose from the online list at bit.ly/witness-workers. To participate, riders/walkers need to register online at rideforrefuge.org/home and follow these steps:
- Click on “register to fundraise.”
- Click on “first timer” (to create a new account) or “old pro” (to renew an existing account).
- Click on either “sign in” (if you already have an account) or “create new account.” Then fill in the information for “location,” “waiver,” “your team,” “contact,” “details,” and “register.”
Those with questions can email Jason Martin, director of International Witness, at firstname.lastname@example.org.