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“Mennonite World Conference is in good shape. There are no crisis areas. What we agreed to do, we have been able to do.” With those words, general secretary Larry Miller, who will... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By J. Lorne Peachey
Sustainable communities require long-term planning David Neufeld of Winnipeg, Man., has a long history with both Mennonite and secular efforts to address environmental issues. He... Read More
September 1, 2010 | God at work in Us | Reprinted from July 2010 MCCN newsletter.
A fresco of Christ on the Kremlin Wall in Moscow rediscovered after being plastered over during the 1917 Bolshevik revolution has been presented in a ceremony attended by... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First | By Sophia Kishkovsky
The joint synod of Italy's Waldensian and Methodist Protestant churches has, as the denominations' highest governing body, agreed to authorise the blessing of same-sex couples in... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First | By Luigi Sandri
A retired California Presbyterian minister, rebuked on charges that she violated her ordination vows by marrying same-sex couples, plans to appeal against a ruling that she said... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First | By Chris Herlinger
Kenyan Christian leaders said prayers at a national ceremony for the promulgation of a new constitution, although they strongly opposed the law in the referendum campaign that led... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First | By Fredrick Nzwili
More than 25 000 people gathered at Kolkata's Sealdah railway station for the launch of the "Mother Express" train, a highlight of the centenary celebrations of the birth of... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Web First | By Anto Akkara

Elsie Cressman, foreground, the subject of the new documentary, Return to Africa: The Story of Elsie Cressman, is pictured with filmmakers Paul Francescutti, and Paula and Paul Campsall, at a screening in Waterloo, Ont., this summer.

On June 27, the Princess Twin Cinema in uptown Waterloo had to open up a second room to view the 2010 movie, Return to Africa: The Story of Elsie Cressman, with Cressman, now 87,... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Artbeat | by Dave Rogalsky

Homes that will be built through the collaboration of MCC, MEDA and Fonkoze will be similar to this one repaired for Isaac, Viola, and Estania Auguste, left to right, of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.

Haitians left homeless by January’s earthquake are getting construction help from a collaborative venture of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Economic Development... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Wally Kroeker

Horse Lake Mennonite Church (left) and Tiefengrund Mennonite Church today (right)

Many people with ties to the Tiefengrund Mennonite Church near Carlton, Sask., came to relive the past, rejoice in the present and anticipate the future of this church community... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Henry Patkau

Juan Raul Junay of Guatemala City, Guatemala, poses for a photograph in a field of golden Manitoba wheat.

Juan Raul Junay, 25, never tires of explaining how Canadian mining companies are affecting farming communities in his home country of Guatemala. “Mines give people jobs, but there... Read More
August 26, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Gladys Terichow

Plans are underway for a version of the family friendly Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival to come to North America in 2011 under the name “Wild Goose Festival.”

U2, Bruce Cockburn, the Emerging Church Movement and Mennonites share one thing in common: each has been present, active and influential at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival... Read More
August 17, 2010 | Artbeat | By Vic Thiessen
Bags of clothing from Vietnamese immigrants in Abbotsford have found their way to help clothe Karen refugees in Surrey, thanks to a cooperative effort between church groups. David... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Amy Dueckman

Visitors to Riverton Fellowship Circle receive a mug “full of love.” Church leader Barb Daniels, centre, presents church mugs to translator Ed Toews, left, Brigido Loewen of Paraguay, Alina Itucama of Panama and translator Liz Drewnisz.

Riverton Fellowship Circle, a Mennonite Church Manitoba congregation since 2006, thinks it can. When it comes to the church’s goals to be Christ-centred, welcoming to visitors and... Read More
August 17, 2010 | | by Rachel Bergen

Alina Itucama, left, of the Wounaan tribe just outside of Panama City, Panama, was given a star blanket commemorating the relationship between Latin and North American aboriginal people groups. Also pictured are Neill and Edith von Gunten, MC Canada Native Ministry co-directors.

A year after members of Hollow Water First Nation in central Manitoba travelled to Paraguay for the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly and a subsequent tour of indigenous... Read More
August 17, 2010 | | by Rachel Bergen

Katie Penner of Vineland, Ont., stands among the art and graffiti found along the security wall between Israel and Palestine.

My first reaction to seeing the wall that separates Israel and Palestine was the enormity of it. This isn’t any little chain-link fence that marks a property line. It’s an... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Katie Penner
For three weeks this past May, I participated in a joint Mennonite Central Committee/Mennonite Church Eastern Canada learning tour for young adults to Israel/Palestine. Called... Read More
August 17, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Katie Erb

A quilt of sorts was put together as a symbol of the commitment of many interfaith youths and young adults, to aid the Millennium Development Goals in any way possible. It was hung at the University of Winnipeg during the World Religions Summit 2010.

Just days before the leaders of the G8 countries were preparing to meet in central Ontario to discuss such new issues as maternal health in the developing world and a restoration... Read More
July 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Rachel Bergen

Susan Pries prepares a group lunch at RiverSong, a day retreat centre along the Conestoga River outside of St. Jacobs, Ont.

The yellow warbler flits among the trees back of the patio and main building at RiverSong as Susan Pries takes a break from providing meals and snacks to a daylong retreat of... Read More
July 12, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Dave Rogalsky

Karen Hamilton, general secretary for the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), left, enjoys a laugh with Robert J. Suderman, general secretary of Mennonite Church Canada, at last month’s World Religions Summit 2010 in Winnipeg, Man. MC Canada is a CCC member.

There are currently eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were agreed to by 192 United Nations member states in 2000 and that are to be achieved by 2015. But according to... Read More
July 12, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Rachel Bergen

The sacred fire, protected in a teepee that was set up by representatives of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada at the World Religions Summit 2010, was lit to act as a doorway for the entrance of the ‘Spirit.’

Of the 192 member countries of the United Nations, Canada ranks fourth on its Human Development Index, but Canada’s First Nations rank 68th. According to Edith Von Gunten, who co-... Read More
July 12, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Rachel Bergen
John Howard Yoder is one of the best-known Mennonite thinkers on peace. But before Yoder, there was Guy F. Hershberger, whose reflections on war, peace and violence not only... Read More
July 12, 2010 | Artbeat | by John Longhurst
Have you ever felt abandoned by God? You pray, go to church and read the Bible, but God seems so far away. What’s going on? What’s happening, says Daniel Schrock, is the “dark... Read More
July 12, 2010 | Artbeat | by John Longhurst
If there is one thing Mennonites should know a lot about, it’s Menno Simons, the 16th century Anabaptist leader who gave their church its name. Myron Augsburger worries that the... Read More
July 12, 2010 | Artbeat | by John Longhurst
Immoral behaviour, competing religious and ideological beliefs and philosophies, church members and leaders who fail to live up to the high standards of the gospel: It sounds like... Read More
July 12, 2010 | Artbeat | by John Longhurst
Beginning in Winnipeg in the1920s, This Hidden Thing by Manitoba novelist Dora Dueck tells the moving story of Maria Klassen, a newly landed Mennonite immigrant. Maria becomes a... Read More
July 12, 2010 | Artbeat | CMU Press Release

Raised in an Evangelical Christian home in Ethiopia, Frew Zinna returned to the faith after a disastrous experience at a secular university. He is now studying at Meserete Kristos College, where MC Canada Witness volunteer Fanosie Legesse teaches.

Leaving home to attend university exposed Frew Zinna to new attitudes and lifestyles that pulled him away from his family’s legacy of faith, but the words of Jeremiah 33:3 called... Read More
June 23, 2010 | God at work in Us | by Dianne Legesse

From left to right, CMU graduates Michael Bueckert, Andrea Dick, Jessica Dyck and Tim Rempel reflect on their Mennonite Brethren and General Conference traditions, and how they related to their school experience at CMU.

A century-and-a-half after the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church and General Conference (GC) Mennonite Church divided, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) held a “Celebrating 150... Read More
June 23, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Rachel Bergen

As a way to mark the century milestone, Aberdeen Mennonite Church, Sask., erected a commemorative sign in front of the building. Former pastor Dave Neufeld, left, Ally Fehr and David Klassen unveil the sign during the June 5-6 celebrations.

In the town of Aberdeen, Sask., population 600, a small but committed group of Mennonites that call this place home gathered together in early June to celebrate 100 years of... Read More
June 23, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Karin Fehderau

Governor-General Michaëlle Jean spoke with the media during a visit to the Mennonite Central Committee Ontario warehouse in Kitchener, Ont., where she helped knot a comforter and pack a relief kit.

Work at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario office and warehouse in Kitchener came to a halt on June 14, when Michaëlle Jean, the Governor-General of Canada, dropped in... Read More
June 23, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Barb Draper

Oil in the marsh of Plaquemines Parish.

Maurice Phillips, a commercial fisher of Plaquemines Parish, La., took a group of disaster management leaders out on a small boat to “see the oil” on June 7. This is the best way... Read More
June 23, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Anna Groff

Simon Reimer, left, Kyle Sawatsky and Peter Reimer from the Altona Sommerfeld Mennonite youth group assist Mennonite Disaster Service by cleaning out flooded basements in Emerson, Man., earlier this month.

On May 29, 10 centimetres of rain fell in an hour on the small border town of Emerson. By the end of the day, more than 15 cm had come down. With the ground already saturated, the... Read More
June 23, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Evelyn Rempel Petkau
As a boy, I couldn’t get enough of the Robin Hood legends. I read every book I could find on the subject and I loved the 1938 Errol Flynn film. While it’s true that Robin... Read More
June 23, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Vic Thiessen

Marty and John Bender, Elkhart, Ind., are pictured in front of the Oberammergau Passion Play Theatre in Germany at the end of May.

In 1633, the people of Oberammergau in Bavaria (now part of Germany) pleaded with God to save them from extinction. Not only had the Black Death—or plague—taken its toll in the... Read More
June 23, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by John Bender

Alvin and Helen Lepp pose in front of a mural in the Siksika community hall, Alta., following an afternoon honouring them for their service to people of the First Nation.

Members of Siksika Nation and Mennonite Church Alberta gathered twice on May 2 to give honour to God for a lifetime of faithful ministry by Alvin and Helen Lepp. With the faithful... Read More
June 4, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Marvin Baergen

The Mennonite Church Canada Youth Assembly 2011 Planning Committee includes, from left to right: (on floor) Jean Lehn Epp; (seated) Scott Eyre, Aaron Neufeld, Luke Derksen, Trang Tran, Anna Rehan, Emma Bartel and Kathy Giesbrecht; and, (in back) Rod Wiebe

As delegates begin to register for Mennonite Church Canada Assembly 2010, planners for Youth Assembly 2011 are remembering the future—a reference to the assembly’s theme text... Read More
June 4, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Deborah Froese

Stan Cuthand, 92, a member of Little Pine First Nation, worked for years on the draft of a Cree translation of all of the New Testament and 40 percent of the Old Testament. The newly released Gospel of Mark is based on his work.

A large group of educators, church workers and Cree speakers turned out last month to help celebrate the release of a new Cree translation of the New Testament Gospel of Mark. A... Read More
June 4, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Karin Fehderau

Author Gareth Brandt, seated, signs copies of his book Under Construction: Reframing Men’s Spirituality at this spring’s book launch at House of James Christian bookstore, Abbotsford, B.C.

Gareth Brandt has written a personally grounded book on men’s spirituality as a resource for men’s prayer or discussion groups. His goal is to re-frame the basic contours of the... Read More
June 4, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Scott Brubaker-Zehr

MC Saskatchewan youth minister Anna Rehan, right, is congratulated by area church moderator Renata Klassen following the tribute to Rehan’s 25 years of youth ministry in Saskatchewan.

Anna Rehan sits behind her desk at the Mennonite Church Saskatchewan offices. This past February, during the conference delegate sessions, the area church’s youth pastor was... Read More
May 31, 2010 | God at work in Us | by Karin Fehderau

Photo courtesy of James Friesen

I write these thoughts only a few days after returning to Winnipeg, Man., and life at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, but the Middle East already seems so far away. Twenty-four... Read More
May 31, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By James Friesen

Carr-Pries

Calling for more involvement of children in worship by re-naming the traditional Sunday school hour “formation hour,” Lisa Carr-Pries told Mennonite Church Eastern Canada... Read More
May 31, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Dick Benner

Ed Janzen, chaplain at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont., moves that the Congregational Ministries Council prioritize youth and young adult ministry in its funding allocations.

Moderator Aldred Neufeld summed up Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s 23rd annual delegate sessions last month by saying, “Even the wrong decisions can get us to the right place... Read More
May 31, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Dave Rogalsky

Metzger

Willard Metzger has been appointed to the post of general secretary of Mennonite Church Canada. He will succeed outgoing general secretary Robert J. Suderman, who has served in... Read More
May 31, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Don Friesen

David Milgaard, who spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, is pictured with copies of his book of poetry, prose and a love letter written while he was in prison. The book is available from Ronald N. Storozuk, 689 Beaverhill Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2J 3P2.

On April 30, a man who spent 22 years behind bars took the stage at First Mennonite Church, Edmonton, to share his story at a banquet honouring M2/W2 (Man 2 Man/Woman to Woman)... Read More
May 31, 2010 | God at work in the World | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Coverage of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly in Paraguay and John H. Neufeld’s three-part series, “Reading the Bible for all its Worth,” earned first-place honours... Read More
May 31, 2010 | Artbeat | By Ross W. Muir

John Ruth a retired English professor and author, right, has led TourMagination tours since 1974.

Turning 65 used to mean it was time to trade in the company car for a rocking chair, but today organizations recognize the value of wisdom and life experience gained by older... Read More
May 31, 2010 | Focus On | By Susan Fish

Ernst Hamm, left, this year’s Bechtel Lecturer at Conrad Grebel University College, discusses his presentation on “Science and Mennonites in the Dutch Enlightenment” with Michael Driedger, centre, professor of history and liberal arts at Brock University, and Conrad Grebel academic dean Jim Pankratz

During his 2010 Bechtel Lecture presentations at Conrad Grebel University College, Ernst Hamm held that as 17th and 18th century Dutch Mennonites were involved in commerce,... Read More
May 19, 2010 | God at work in the Church | by Dave Rogalsky

After his life began spiralling downhill seven years ago, Len Bergen of Winnipegosis, Man., right, now is serving as a lay minister at Nordheim Mennonite Church while waiting for the Lord’s call taking him and his wife Mary into mission work.

When a crisis hit Len Bergen seven years ago, his life began to spiral downward. Now seven years later, he sees how God did not abandon him, but led him through and out of that... Read More
May 17, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau

Nick Driedger, who retired as chief executive officer of the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, poses with his farewell gift, a numbered Peter Etril Snyder print, at the credit union’s annual general meeting last month in Kitchener, Ont.

It was standing room only at the 46th annual general meeting of the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union (MSCU) last month in Kitchener. Many were there to discuss a board proposal... Read More
May 17, 2010 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky

Helen Loftin, left, MEDA regional project manager for Pakistan and Afghanistan, shows a shawl—an embellished fabric product from Pakistan—to Jim Brubacher and Sharon Martin Brubacher at the Waterloo, Ont., MEDA annual dinner on March 13 at Floradale Mennonite Church.

A record number of guests came to the annual dinner of the Waterloo chapter of Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) last month to hear keynote speaker Helen Loftin... Read More
May 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | by Dave Rogalsky

Wiebe

Imagine that you and your family are refugees from a technically “safe” country, but are experiencing persecution, violence or the threat of violence in your homeland. To escape... Read More
May 17, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Rachel Bergen

Those Shoes of Peace playwright Barb Draper (playing Grandma Katie), left, Steve (Ort) Bauman (playing Grandpa Peter), and Robb Martin (playing Kevin), discuss peacemaking around the family kitchen table.

Applause broke out in the audience at Floradale Mennonite Church when Kevin Bauman (played by Robb Martin), a recently returned Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) member from... Read More
May 17, 2010 | Artbeat | Review and Photo by Dave Rogalsky
So many people spend their time and energy accumulating things, but what they really want are simpler lives and deeper connections with others. Knowing that reconnecting with... Read More
May 3, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Karin Fehderau
After stories went national earlier this year announcing that Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, B.C., had fallen afoul of the Canadian Association of University... Read More
May 3, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Ross W. Muir
Beginnings, endings and growth marked the Mennonite Church B.C. annual meetings at Eden Mennonite Church, Chilliwack, on April 10, under the banner of “The hope of the reconciling... Read More
May 3, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Amy Dueckman
Being the church in the 21st century is no easy task, Robert J. Suderman told the delegates and pastors gathered at Eden Mennonite Church, Chilliwack early last month for the... Read More
May 3, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Dick Benner
The response of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake will gradually shift from the capital city of Port-au-Prince to rural communities that are expected... Read More
May 3, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Linda Espenshade
The Friesen Family Band just keeps getting better! As quickly as the children grow, the seven-member family grows in its music, adding instruments, expertise and new material. On... Read More
May 3, 2010 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
New cookbooks are ubiquitous, and family histories have become popular, but a cookbook that is a family history—or a family history that is a cookbook—is a curious hybrid. Lisa... Read More
May 3, 2010 | Focus On | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau
Theology 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus . Paul M. Zehr. Herald Press, 2010, 406 pages. This is the 22nd volume of the Believers Church Bible Commentary Series. Zehr has many years of... Read More
May 3, 2010 | Focus On | Canadian Mennonite

Richard Twiss, a Lakota First Nation “follower of Jesus,” speaks animatedly during an address at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, B.C, last month.

Mitakuye Oyasin (“All my relations”). With these words of greeting, Richard Twiss, a Lakota First Nations speaker, author and “follower of Jesus,” began two evenings of teaching... Read More
April 19, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Angelika Dawson
In his welcoming comments to the 2010 Mennonite Church Alberta delegate sessions, Erwin Wiens, pastor of the host Trinity Mennonite Church, described the area church, made up of... Read More
April 19, 2010 | God at work in the Church | By Dick Benner
A University of Regina professor caused a commotion last month when he spoke out against the practice of paying the full tuition of children of slain Canadian soldiers. Jeffery... Read More
April 19, 2010 | God at work in the World | By Karin Fehderau

Rempel

For Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN), the ministry of publishing is growing ever more complex. The mission for the publisher of Mennonite Church Canada and MC U.S.A. remains the... Read More
April 19, 2010 | Artbeat | By Deborah Froese

University student Melinda Goertz poses with her baking and the fair trade products she used to create them.

Indian dancers from the Swastini Dance Group led by Swati and Nidhi Juthani swirled over the stage at Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener on March 27. Both traditional and “... Read More
April 19, 2010 | Focus On | By Dave Rogalsky

Bonnie Sawatzky, a member of Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, B.C., was the first to carry the Paralympic torch upon its arrival in Vancouver. She is pictured with her supporters and Leon, her service dog.

When Bonnie Sawatzky rolled her wheelchair down the student union plaza hill just after lighting the Paralympic torch at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver last... Read More
April 5, 2010 | God at work in Us | By Amy Dueckman

Gene Stoltzfus

Gene Stoltzfus, the founding director of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), died of a heart attack in Fort Frances, Ont., while bicycling near his home on the first spring-like day... Read More
April 5, 2010 | God at work in Us | From Christian Peacemaker Teams Releases

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

Boers

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

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