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Nathan and Taryn Dirks and their son.

As I walked between tables of Setswana food, CDs from by local musicians, and traditional crafts in the outdoor marketplace at the Main Mall in Gaborone to do some shopping, someone called my name.

July 14, 2016
Teens on a bus

On July 6, 2016, 37 youth from Ont., Man. and Sask. boarded a bus heading for Missinipe, Sask. and a canoe trip with Churchill River Outfitters. On Friday evening, the youth returned to Saskatoon and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express so they could take part in service opportunities in the city and integrate with God~Faith~People. The activities were organized by a team led by Krista Loewen of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan.

July 14, 2016
Worship at Assembly

With poetic grace and an invitational tone, Cynthia Wallace of Warman Mennonite Church (Sask.) challenged Assembly goers to dream boldly and then asked if they were ready for God’s response.

July 14, 2016
Group of pastors.

In an early reflection on the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process, Jack Suderman, retired executive director of Mennonite Church Canada, wrote that in the context of shifting theological ground, the church can say (repeat) what it has always said, change what it has always said, or say something new.

July 14, 2016

Assembly 2016 held in Saskatoon from July 6-10 may become known as a watershed year by delegates in attendance.

July 12, 2016
Large key over archway

Aquifers in the West Bank, Palestine, hold enough water to supply its inhabitants, but distribution is controlled by the Israeli government. Most of the water is directed toward the neighbouring nation of Israel and the Jewish settlements dotting the West Bank.

June 29, 2016
man with glasses, short hair, dark suit, gray shirt and silver tie

Safwat Marzouk grew up in a village in Upper Egypt where every day he attended the Presbyterian church, Synod of the Nile, with his friends. He grew to love God’s word and pursued theological studies.

June 14, 2016

Canoe trip, anyone? Mennonite Church Canada Youth Assembly 2016 may have been cancelled due to low registration, but that hasn’t dampened the desire of the host Area Church, Mennonite Church Saskatchewan (MC Sask), to create a fun-filled, faith-forming get-together. 

June 13, 2016

The Assembly 2016 Discernment Guide is now available for download.

June 13, 2016
Conrad Stoesz (left) and Jesse Hofer (right) at Hutterite Heritage Fair.

Conrad Stoesz, Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) Archivist, had the unique opportunity to serve as a judge at the first ever Hutterite Heritage Fair on May 20, 2016. The fair took place at Silverwinds Hutterite Colony near Sperling, Man. 

June 9, 2016