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“We are grateful for the depth of leadership and commitment Norm & Lillian and Gregory & Jennifer have brought to their work with Witness,” says Willard Metzger, Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Canada. “The words in Matthew 25 come to mind: ‘well done good and faithful servant.’”

May 10, 2018
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After careful consideration and prayer the Joint Council discerned with Willard Metzger, Executive Director, that this was the time to seek new leadership for Mennonite Church Canada.  The announcement came on May 7 following the Joint Council meetings in Ontario on May 5 and 6. The Joint Council has appointed a Search Committee, chaired by Geraldine Balzer, to determine leadership needs and to find Metzger’s successor.

May 7, 2018
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“It’s my dream and vision that all Burmese people will have an understanding of these teachings,” said Pastor Jehu Lianching at the release of the Hakha-Chin translation of the Confession of Faith in an Anabaptist Perspective. “Today we celebrate the release of the Hakha-Chin translation, and in a few years we will celebrate the Burmese translation in Myanmar!” “And you’re all invited!” quipped Brian Bauman, MCEC Mission Minister.

February 14, 2018
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The first meeting of the newly formed Joint Council took place on December 8th.

December 20, 2017

Delegates strongly approved significant restructuring for Mennonite Church Canada. A 94% approval will result in staff reduction and program realignment to Regional Churches serving congregations.

The staff positions which will continue in the new structure are:

October 19, 2017
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Delegates voted 94% in favour of restructuring most of Mennonite Church Canada’s programs and ministries at a Special Assembly in Winnipeg held from Oct. 13-15.

In the future, Regional Churches will share the responsibility of nationwide agenda. Congregations will now channel funding for nationwide priorities through their regional churches, which will forward agreed upon amounts to Mennonite Church Canada.

October 18, 2017
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Read The Assembled News from Mennonite Church Canada’s Special Assembly 2017. Just over 400 people gathered from Oct. 13-15 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Winnipeg to worship and converse and contemplate the future structure of Mennonite Church Canada.

October 15, 2017
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Mennonite Church Canada’s Future Directions process has led to a focus on local congregations. The resulting vision, Covenant New, emphasizes the importance of growing congregational ability to nurture and equip faith, engage in worship, and become stronger centres of mission.

October 15, 2017

For Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers and national office staff, preparations for restructuring have created challenges over the past few years. Reality hit home as beloved colleagues and friends were released from their jobs and others left voluntarily for new employment, leaving those who remained with a sense of loss and additional responsibilities.

October 15, 2017
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Among the many memories shared at a reunion of past and present Mennonite Church Canada Indigenous Relations workers, several included references to the late Jeremiah Ross (1909-2002).

October 13, 2017