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cartoon cow, holding fork and knife, Fat Calf Festival

The Fat Calf Festival?  Really?  What on earth does that have to do with Mennonite Church Canada’s Youth Assembly 2013?

December 4, 2012
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“When I was a young teen I saw a television show—Fame—with a plot line where someone got into the lives of hard-to-reach youth in New York and turned their lives around,” says Iona Snair. “I wanted to be someone who could do that.”

December 4, 2012
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Imagine a Christmas Eve church service so well attended that police erect roadblocks to facilitate crowd control. Last Christmas Eve Todd Hanson experienced just that. Hanson lives in Chengdu, China, where he and his wife Jeanette are Mennonite Church Canada workers teaching and providing Anabaptist resources to Chinese students and church leaders.

December 4, 2012
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Although three decades may seem to be a short period of time in the long history of China, those years have brought incredible change—and Mennonite Church Canada has been there, through it’s partnership with Mennonite Mission Network, Mennonite Central Committee and Eastern Mennonite Missions.

December 4, 2012
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Arnold and Joanne Hildebrand are serving as Mennonite Church Canada workers with the Anabaptist Network in South Africa (ANiSA) from December 2012 to March 2013 in Pietermaritzbug, South Africa, where they will collaborate with Andrew and Karen Suderman – also Mennonite Church Canada workers with ANiSA.

December 4, 2012
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MCC, MDS, MFC – the list of acronyms for Mennonite related organizations goes on. But who speaks specifically for Mennonite Church Canada membership in an identity confused community?

December 4, 2012

Operating loss more than projected

MennoMedia recently finished its first year of operations as a new, merged agency of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA with an operating loss of slightly over $259,000. Auditors recently finished their work on the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

November 29, 2012

Ebook versions for Martyrs Mirror, other key Anabaptist titles made possible through grant

MennoMedia is converting key theological Herald Press books and Bible commentaries into digital formats to reach a wider audience with Anabaptist themes. The Schowalter Foundation of Newton, Kansas, has given a grant to help in that process.

November 29, 2012
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Noted speaker shares faith and family background from his own upbringing

Brian McLaren, prolific author and speaker from the “emergent churches” movement is a guest on the Shaping Families radio program in early December.

November 29, 2012

Path 12: The twelfth path states: Jesus is portrayed as “consistently interpreting Scripture in reference to, and with regard for the needs/realities of ‘the least’ – the most needy and vulnerable (the poor, the sick, the foreigner/outsider, women, social  outcasts).”  God’s intention through Scripture is to bring wholeness to creation, justice to the orphans and widows, sight and healing to the blind and the lame, reconciliation and salvation to the sinners.

November 29, 2012