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If Joe Heikman had to choose a single distinctive Anabaptist value, it would be community. “That’s how I met Jesus,” he says, in community, growing up as part of a Brethren in... Read More
June 4, 2024 | News | Will Braun

‘People who grew up in it can lose sight of what makes Anabaptism unique,’ says Debbie Bledsoe. Supplied photo.

Debbie Bledsoe wants people to know about the beauty she sees in the Mennonite Church. “I think people who grew up in it lose sight of what makes Anabaptism unique,” she says... Read More
June 4, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

‘The God I know now is a bigger God than I knew growing up,’ says Helen Dueck.
Photo by Aaron Epp.

Helen Dueck occupied herself during COVID lockdowns by writing. The result is a book that tells the story of her life in ministry. Published at the end of 2023, Going Out and... Read More
June 4, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp
We’re launching an experiment. Canadian Mennonite is now accepting applications for residencies in investigative journalism, photo journalism, documentary filmmaking, podcasting,... Read More
June 3, 2024 | MennoCreative | Will Braun

Photo: Hasan Almasi/UNSPLASH

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) has announced the June closure of the Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) programs in Hamilton, Toronto and Kitchener, as well... Read More
May 30, 2024 | News | A.S. Compton

Shalom Worship & Healing Centre, Windsor has joined MCEC.

Over 200 people from 75 of the 110 Mennonite Church Eastern Canada congregations attended the MCEC annual gathering at the UMEI high school in Leamington, Ontario on April 26 and... Read More
May 29, 2024 | News | CM Staff

Dan Epp-Tiessen lights a candle. Photo by John Longhurst.

A call from Christians in Palestine to lament and pray for people suffering in Gaza prompted Mennonites in Winnipeg to organize a service. The May 15 service took place on Nakba... Read More
May 27, 2024 | News | John Longhurst
"Mommy, why are those ladies wearing sheets?” I loudly asked my divorced mother. I was a young boy, and a group of nuns were standing in the dairy corner of the Hinky Dinky... Read More
May 27, 2024 | Faith Story | Shelby Boese

Adhel Rou of Grace Mennonite Church in Regina (left). Supplied photo. Samson Omondi Ongode (right) is moderator of the Kenya Mennonite Church. Photo courtesy of MWC.

“Unprecedented and devastating” flooding in Eastern Africa has caused the displacement of 235,000 people in just five days, according to a UN report . Countries most affected... Read More
May 24, 2024 | Web First | Katie Doke Sawatzky

Young adults will gather at Camp Squeah next month. Supplied photo.

The call of Jesus to transform the world for the better is radical, and young adults say they are willing to answer that call. Attendees at next month’s Young Adult Anabaptist... Read More
May 20, 2024 | Web First | Amy Rinner Waddell

Kristen and Scott Hertzog started their YouTube channel in 2022. Photo by Dale Ebersole.

What happens when an Italian American actress and model from Edison, New Jersey marries a Mennonite farm boy from Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Kristen and Scott Hertzog answer that... Read More
May 16, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

Rehoboth Inner Healing Church in Toronto. Photo from Facebook.

For Paulos Berhe, being Anabaptist means taking what has been received from Jesus Christ and sharing it with others. He serves as pastoral leader at the Rehoboth Inner Healing... Read More
May 10, 2024 | News | Madalene Arias

Nicole and Josh Weber with their daughters. Supplied Photo.

Mennonites, they love sweet things,” Nicole Weber says with a laugh. “Mennonite stores make the best desserts, and if you go to a [Mennonite] party or event and bring sweets, they... Read More
May 10, 2024 | News | A. S. Compton

CM event explores food, faith and dietary decisions. Photo by David Griffiths/Unsplash

Jason and Sandy Yuen grew up in tradi tional Chinese-Canadian homes where meals included meat, but today the Toronto couple and their three children follow a vegan diet. “This is... Read More
May 10, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

Wendy Rankin. Photo by Aaron Epp.

My faith story is one of conversion. I was not simmered in the faith like many people, nor did I have a lightning bolt experience where I remember the exact day and time I came to... Read More
May 10, 2024 | Faith Story | Wendy Rankin

Kathy Bauman and Lynne Martin serve cream buns at Hawkesville Mennonite Church. Photo by Barb Draper.

A year ago, Hawkesville Mennonite Church made the difficult decision to close as a congregation as of June 2024. Their numbers had dwindled and there were no children. Facing the... Read More
May 9, 2024 | News | Barb Draper

Students in the Peace and Conflict Studies program. Photo courtesy of Conrad Grebel University College.

Kim Penner says most courses that focus on gender roles in conflict tend not to look outside the experiences of men and women. Penner is a scholar of theological ethics and full-... Read More
April 25, 2024 | News | Madalene Arias

Food parcels are prepared for distribution to internally displaced people in Myanmar. (The person in the photo is not named for their protection nor are they the person named Mr. Khong in the story.) MCC photo

Every day, when Mr. Khong awakens in Myanmar, he has two challenges: One, avoid being captured, conscripted or killed by the military junta that is struggling to hold onto its... Read More
April 25, 2024 | News | Linda Espenshade, MCC
In chapter 12 of Rudy Wiebe's 1962 novel Peace Shall Destroy Many, the young protagonist, Thom Wiens, is reading a letter from Joseph Dueck, a schoolteacher who has left the... Read More
April 23, 2024 | Web Opinion | Mick Friesen

Photo by Katie Moum.

Janet Schmidt has worked in mediation, facilitation, coaching and training for 35-plus years. She also taught related university courses from 1994 to 2009. Schmidt attends River... Read More
March 28, 2024 | News | Will Braun

Architectural rendering of a proposed new retreat centre for Camp Assiniboia. Supplied image.

T hings are heating up as Mennonite Church Manitoba’s camping ministry gets set to launch its “Light the Fire” capital campaign. Camps with Meaning aims to raise $8.6 million for... Read More
March 28, 2024 | News | Aaron Epp

Photo by Tina Nord/Pexels.

A fter our January 28 Sunday morning worship service at Aberdeen Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, our congregation, together with St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Indigenous Church,... Read More
March 28, 2024 | News | Leona Dueck Penner

Ruth Boehm is pastor of Faith Mennonite Church in Leamington, Ontario. Supplied photo.

O n Thursday, March 21, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada hosted an online forum to discuss youth engagement in church. Leading up to the forum, two MC Eastern Canada pastors shared... Read More
March 28, 2024 | News | Madalene Arias

Friday evening session held at Holyrood Mennonite. Photo by Ruth Bergen Braun.

P articipants celebrated the diversity of the family of God, strategized ways to improve inclusivity and marked leadership transitions at Mennonite Church Alberta’s 2024 delegate... Read More
March 28, 2024 | News | Margaret Kruger-Harder

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan Annual Delegate Sessions at North Star Mennonite Church in Drake. Photo by Will Braun.

“T he gospel begins with ‘hello.’” This was the challenge Doug Klassen, executive minister for Mennonite Church Canada, gave to those gathered for the Mennonite Church... Read More
March 28, 2024 | News | Emily Summach