“In this resolution we are not taking sides between Israel and Palestine,” said Palmer Becker at Mennonite Church Canada’s 2016 Assembly. “We support the need for a safe place to live for both Israeli Jews and the Palestinian Arabs. We grieve whenever there is loss of life, whether that is Palestinian or Israeli.”
News from futuredirectionsmc.ca: As Transition Coordinator, I want to communicate news and information as often as necessary and as clearly as possible about all that our transition entails. But I do not work in isolation. And, I fully anticipate missteps. I ask for grace from God and from you as I watch and listen for the Spirit to “show up” as I noted in another post on this site.
News from futuredirectionsmc.ca: Time is its own master. Only it knows when to shrink and when to stretch. Our nights and our days are governed by sunrise and sunset, by bursts of energy and bouts of exhaustion.
Emerging Voices Initiative (EVI) is embarking on a Fall 2016 Workshop Tour. This group of concerned young adults hopes to encourage further discussion about the process of transitioning into a new church structure in response to Future Directions Task Force findings.
Around the Bontleng Park site you will see a number of discarded and forgotten bottles. Some are smashed and shattered on the path, like you’ll find all over the city of Gaborone, Botswana, bottles left for little hands to pick up or for unsuspecting travellers to step on. Others are shipped off to a landfill and forgotten.