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What songs connect you to God and your community, and empower you to serve? What songs do you turn to in joyful or difficult times? What are your heart songs?

January 27, 2017

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.

January 27, 2017
Conrad Stoesz in archives vault

Conrad Stoesz, archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Centre, has won a $2,500 studies project grant from the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission.

January 25, 2017

Since the first couple of episodes of CBC’s “Pure” depicting Mennonites as drug runners from Mexico aired on Jan. 9, the temperature of our community’s righteous indignation has reached fever level.

January 18, 2017
Mary Raber

Many of the people who have stayed behind in Ukraine’s militarized areas are those who cannot run away: the elderly, children, and people with disabilities.

January 18, 2017

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.

January 18, 2017
Christ and crokinole bringing people together
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. 

December 21, 2016
Ken Schwartzentruber holds bucket of salvaged copper.

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.

December 8, 2016
Lee Dyck, Moderator, MCBC (left); and Calvin Quan, Moderator, MC Canada (right).

News from 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. 

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December 8, 2016
Poster for documentary "The Last Objectors"

A film produced by the Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) Archives about Conscientious Objectors (COs) is garnering significant attention.

November 24, 2016