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.
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.
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.
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.
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.