News & Stories

An artist’s rendering of the new Columbia Bible College residence, anticipated to cost $3.5 million.

Fundraising for a new residence hall, estimated to cost $3.5 million, is underway at Columbia Bible College (CBC). The four-storey residence for 134 students will be located on a... Read More
April 5, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Amy Dueckman
It’s been six months since Whitewater Mennonite Church in Boissevain, Man., laid aside its committee work, to rest, read Scripture, and engage in prayer and fellowship with one... Read More
April 5, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Canadian Mennonite Staff

Emmanuel Ali El-Shariff

When Christians proclaim the unique claims of God to Muslims, it often goes awry when they bring Jesus into the equation, according to Emmanuel Ali El-Shariff, who says it is... Read More
April 5, 2010 | God at work in the World | Rachel Bergen

André Gingerich Stoner, director of interchurch relations for Mennonite Church U.S.A., left, talks with Walter Sawatsky, who has recently edited a book of proceedings from consultations that brought together representatives of Reformation movements in Europe.

Walter Sawatsky, professor of church history and mission at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), has edited proceedings of two ecumenical consultations in a newly... Read More
April 5, 2010 | Artbeat | By Mary E. Klassen
Four years after Winkler hosted more than a hundred combines in an attempt to set a record for harvesting 65 hectares, the rural southern Manitoba community is at it again. On Aug... Read More
April 5, 2010 | Focus On | From a Children’s Camps International Release
A team of five cyclists, made up of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) faculty members and alumni will race from Vancouver to Winnipeg in pursuit of ultra-marathon cyclist Arvid... Read More
April 5, 2010 | Focus On | Canadian Mennonite University Release

Arisnel and Syvelie Mesidor are together at last in their Winnipeg home after a frightening separation. She was a victim of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, while he was studying at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg.

Jan. 12 was a day like no other for Arisnel Mesidor . On this day, Haiti, his homeland—and the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere—was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Rachel Bergen

Alan Kreider, keynote speaker at this year’s Mennonite Church Saskatchewan annual delegate sessions, helped participants overcome obstacles to witnessing to their faith in Christ in a multicultural and multi-faith world.

Freed from some of the Mennonite ethnic restraints of the past, some 50 pastors from Mennonite Church Saskatchewan attending the annual delegate sessions last month conversed with... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Dick Benner

Patti Friesen, left, and Erna Funk ham it up during a report on Rosthern Mennonite Nursing Home at this year’s MC Saskatchewan annual delegate sessions.

Saskatchewan delegates took a step into the future during their annual delegate sessions at the end of February, when they accepted a new congregation into their midst and moved... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Karin Fehderau

Delegates frequently called for times of prayer as they discerned new directions for the future of MC Manitoba at the annual delegate sessions in Winnipeg in February.

Although much of last month’s Mennonite Church Manitoba annual delegates sessions was concerned with the area church’s camping ministries (see “Camping issues top MC Manitoba... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Evelyn Rempel Petkau
Tom Seals, Mennonite Church Manitoba treasurer, reported that donations from congregations in 2009 were down by 3.4 percent, or $23,442. Although the congregational giving budget... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau

Omar Cortés Gaibur, Mennonite Church Canada Witness Associate in Santiago, survived the Feb. 27 earthquake.

Within minutes of hearing midday news reports on Feb. 27 of a magnitude 8.8 earthquake that had occurred earlier that day in Chile, Tim Froese had sent an e-mail alert to all... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Dan Dyck
On the morning of Feb. 27 a one-minute earthquake left nearly 300 dead and a half-million homes destroyed. Power cuts, blocked roads and collapsed communications services made it... Read More
March 22, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Luis Maria Alman Bornes

Paul Dueck plays the Paraguayan harp during the prelude to Paraguay Primeval.

The standing-room-only audience in the Conrad Grebel University College chapel on March 3 listened to street sounds (cars, voices, music), Spanish voices shift into aboriginal... Read More
March 22, 2010 | Artbeat | by Dave Rogalsky


Arthur Paul Boers was installed in the R. J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, on Jan. 26. Boers, who formerly taught at Associated Mennonite... Read More
March 8, 2010 | God at work in Us | Tyndale Seminary Release
From June 29 to July 3, delegates from across the country will meet at Ambrose University College in Calgary, Alta., for Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2010, with the theme, “... Read More
March 8, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Deborah Froese

Youths work together to pull a farm tractor forward during the 2009 MC Canada youth assembly.

For the first time ever, the 2010 Mennonite Church Canada assembly will include youth ambassadors as participants in delegate sessions. “Youth are an integral part of the church... Read More
March 8, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Deborah Froese

Last spring, Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers did something new after serious flooding along the Yukon River in Alaska destroyed many buildings in the town of Eagle: they built log homes for the victims—13 in less than 11 weeks.

After 60 years of building homes for other people, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is doing a little building of its own. The years of trying to run the operation from a two-... Read More
March 8, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Karin Fehderau
A cornucopia of events and exhibits in Waterloo Region has celebrated the centenary of artist Woldemar Neufeld’s birth. Shows in St. Jacobs, at the Waterloo Children’s Museum,... Read More
March 8, 2010 | Artbeat | By Dave Rogalsky

Camp Valaqua out-trip leader Jared Bourn prepares for another day of paddling on the North Saskatchewan River.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and... Read More
March 8, 2010 | Focus On | By Jon Olfert