MennoMedia is halfway to its fundraising goal for the new hymnal collection project. As of January 2017, the organization has received $303,000 in gifts and faith promises, or 50 percent of the fundraising goal of $606,000. The new collection is scheduled for release in 2020.
It’s true. Sometimes, my wife and I agree. And sometimes our agreements have positive, though unexpected, consequences. She is certain she wants Vietnamese food, while I am certain I want Thai, so we compromise and agree on Chinese cuisine. As a result, we unexpectedly meet friends we haven’t seen for a long time and enjoy a timely visit at a Chinese restaurant.
We were sitting snugly in our apartment when we read the terrible news that a transport truck had been driven into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. As I write this, twelve deaths have been confirmed and another fifty people are reportedly injured, some of them severely.
From sea-faring cowboy to Christian book publisher, Ken Schwartzentruber embraced life and adventure with a hands-on attitude and a commitment to God. His light flickered out on November 17, 2016, in New Hamburg, Ont. at the age of 88 with his family by his side.
News from futuredirectionsmc.ca: A previous post, “Leadership for the transition of churches in Mennonite Church Canada” has generated robust conversation on the theme of gender and ethnic diversity in the leadership structures of our national and area church bodies.