This June, Mennonite Church Canada is honouring the first anniversary of the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission event with the release of a new three part video series exploring the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action.
You planned a party for 200 people with games geared for groups of 20. Food quantities have been tallied and overnight lodging arranged for guests who are coming from far away. And then you find out that only a handful of the invited guests are able to come.
For the first time ever, Mennonite Church Canada youth are preparing to actively participate in organized discussions and votes taking place during the national assembly – Assembly 2016, God~Faith~People, July 6-10, 2016 in Saskatoon, Sask.
We’re already implementing creation care practices. Let’s share what we’re doing. That’s the message behind Caring for God’s Good Creation, a seminar taking place on July 10, 2016 at Wanuskawin Heritage Park, 15 minutes northeast of Saskatoon. The event is scheduled to follow Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2016.
Husband, father of two, Anabaptist, activist and writer. That’s how Chris Lenshyn describes himself. He’s also an associate pastor at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, B.C. and a keynote speaker for Youth Assembly 2016, God~Faith~People.
Reece Friesen is married and the father of five daughters ages 6 weeks to 12 years. He’s also a pastor at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, B.C. and the creator of Pax Avalon, a comic book featuring a costumed superheroine.
Colourful paper cranes folded neatly over words of prayer. Bowls of floating candles melting together as one. A smudging ceremony rich with prayer that took five times as long as organizers thought it would because so many people took part.
“We have a strong mandate from MCEC congregations to take the next step in further developing the work of the FDTF group,” wrote David Martin, Executive Minister, in an email regarding delegate discussion at the Annual Church Gathering of MCEC on April 30.