Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Apr. 26

Paddle-a-thon for Camp Squeah.

May 3

Mennonite Women B.C.’s 75th Inspirational Day at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford. Speaker: Karen Martens Zimmerly.

May 8-11

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; (8) Broadway Community Church, Chilliwack, at 7 p.m. (9) Vancouver, venue and time TBA; (10) Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey, at 7 p.m. (11) Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, time TBA; all concerts with Calvin Dyck and Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.

May 17

Mennonite Men’s breakfast, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond.

Alberta

Apr. 26

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta annual general meeting and spring conference, Coaldale Mennonite Church; AGM starts at 1 p.m., followed by a presentation by Ruth Derksen Siemens on “Letters from Stalin’s Russia. For more information, call Ken Matis at 403-345-3507 or e-mail kenmatis@gmail.com.

Apr. 27

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta fundraiser, at Foothills Mennonite Church, Calgary, at 2:30 p.m. Speaker: Ruth Derksen Siemens. Topic: “Young Mennonite immigrant women who worked as domestic servants in Canadian cities. Faspa will be served. For more information, call Lil Bartel at 403-288-1297 or e-mail lilbartel@shaw.ca.

May 4

2014 Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools Music Festival, at Ambrose University College, Calgary, at 3 p.m.

May 10

Camp Valaqua spring work day. Volunteers needed to help get the camp ready for summer by splitting wood, installing docks and setting up tipis. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

 

May 23-25

“Pause, a weekend away” women’s retreat at Sunnyside Christian Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake. Speaker: April Yamasaki, Emmanuel Mennonite church, Abbotsford, B.C. For more information, visit Pause2014.blogspot.ca or e-mail Kate Janzen at kajanszen.13@gmail.com.

June 6-7

Summerfest at Millennium Place, Sherwood Park. For more information, call Trish Elgersma toll-free at 1-888-622-6337 or visit www.mccreliefsale.com.

June 9-11

“Joshua and the legacy of scriptural violence,” a Christian faith studies event, at Trinity Mennonite Church, DeWinton. Presenter: Gordon Matties, CMU professor of biblical and theological studies. Sponsored by MC Alberta. For more information, or to register, visit www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca.

June 9

Public lecture at Trinity Mennonite Church, DeWinton, at 7 p.m. Speaker: Gordon Matties, CMU professor of biblical and theological studies. Topic: “Joshua and the legacy of scriptural violence. For more information, visit www.mennonitechurch.ab.ca.

June 14

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon. Enjoy a day of hiking in the mountains while raising money for the camp. Hikers and sponsors needed. Details available in April.

 

Saskatchewan

April 26

Saskatchewan Women in Mission Enrichment Day, at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, Saskatoon, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 6

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; at Rosthern Junior College; at 7 p.m.

May 10

RJC spring choir concert, at RJC.

May 24

RJC fundraising golf tournament at Valley Regional Park.

June 20, 21

RJC year-end musical performances.

Sept. 19-21

SMYO junior high retreat at Youth Farm Bible Camp.

Sept. 26-28

Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.

Manitoba

April 26

CMU spring concert, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/events.html.

Apr. 27

The 45-voice adult choir of Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, performs Haydn’s The Creation with orchestra and soloists, at 7 p.m.

 

April 30, May 2,4

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; (30) Steinbach Mennonite Church; (2) Winkler MB Church; (4) North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg. All performances at 7 p.m.

May 6

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fundraiser banquet, at the Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg, at 6 p.m.

May 9,10

Theatre of the Beat presents A Bicycle Built for Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage; all shows at 7:30 p.m. (9) Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; (10) First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg. For more information, visit www.theatreofthebeat.com.

May 14

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 28

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Grade 7-9 spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

May 29

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Grade 10-12 spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

June 10

CMU President’s Golf Classic. For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/golf.

June 16-27

Canadian School of Peacebuilding, at CMU. For more information, visit http://csop.cmu.ca.

Jul. 5-6

Mennonite Heritage Village 50th-anniversary celebration in Steinbach. (5) Schmeckfest Jubilee featuring traditional cuisine, a dessert bar and entertainment by improvisational violinist Rosemary Siemens; (6) Worship, guided tours of the village, a traditional saengerfest and faspa/vesper table meal.

Aug. 26

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s 10th-annual golf tournament, at Bridges Golf Club, Winnipeg.

Nov. 6-9

MEDA convention, at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg. Theme: “Human dignity through entrepreneurship.”

Ontario

April 25-28

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; (25) First Baptist Church, Waterloo; (26) UMEI Christian High School, Leamington; (27) Bethany Community Church, St. Catharines; (28) Wainfleet Brethren in Christ Church. All performances at 7 p.m.

April 25-26

MCEC annual church gathering in the Niagara region.

April 26,27

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Passion and Peace,” featuring the True North Brass; (26) St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.; (27) Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 416-491-8542 or e-mail boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org.

Apr. 27

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp annual general meeting, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 1 p.m.

Apr. 28, 30

Spring Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp (same program offered both days). Speakers. Martin Buhr and John Neufeld. Topic: “Building hope and community: Responses to poverty.” Each day includes, worship, learning and fellowship. For more information, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.

April 28

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale promotion dinner at Bingemans in Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Eileen Henderson, MCC Ontario restorative justice coordinator. Topic: “Finding God in unexpected places.” For tickets, call 519-745-8458.

May 1

Deadline to apply for participation in Silver Lake Mennonite Camp’s new Navigate program for young adults aged 18 to 20. For more information, visit slmc.ca/navigate.

May 2-3

Engaged Workshop at Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley. For more information, or to register, e-mail Denise Bender at denise_bender@yahoo.com.

May 3-4

Bethel Mennonite Church, Elora, youth homecoming event. For registration information, call the church at 519-846-0180.

May 4

Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir presents “When the Spirit Says Sing,” at Floradale Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

May 7

“Healthy Pastoral Relationships” MCEC workshop.

May 10

19th annual Road Hockey Tournament for players 18 year old and up at Hidden Acres . Register by May 5. All proceeds help send children to summer camp. For more information, visit www.hiddenacres.ca e-mail roadhockey@gmail.com.

May 10

Menno Singers presents “Explorations: Concert No. 4—South,” with Debbie Lou Ludolph and Inshallah, performing Missa Criolla by Ramirez, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

May 10

Paddle the Grand fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 16-19

MCEC Youth spring retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 20

Conrad Grebel University College presents “1914-2014 Concert with Violin and Piano,” in the Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Elena Denisova on violin and Alexei Kornienko on piano. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/events.

May 21

Conrad Grebel University College presents “The loss of history: Memory, humanity and peace after 1971,” in Room 1208, at 4 p.m. Speaker: Yasmin Saikia, Ph.D., history professor at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/events.

May 23-25

MCEC Junior youth retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 24-25

Hillcrest Mennonite Church celebrates its 50th anniversary: (24) evening meal servings at 5 and 6 p.m., DVD launch, musical program; (25) morning worship with speaker Jeff Wright of California, potluck lunch, displays. For more information, call 519-662-1577.

May 26

Retired Pastors Retreat (including spouses) at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp; from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Bring your own lunch. For more information, call Amsey Martin at 519-662-3314.

May 28-June 1

Mennonite Education Agency’s Marpeck Conference at Conrad Grebel University College.

May 3,23-24,30,31

Theatre of the Beat presents A Bicycle Built for Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage; all shows at 7:30 p.m. (3) Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener; (23-24) Nineteen on the Park, Stouffville; (30) St. Catharines United Mennonite Church; (31) Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto. For more information, visit www.theatreofthebeat.com.

June 4

MCEC Administrators’ Day at 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.

June 5-8

Sound in the Land III at Conrad Grebel University College. Keynote speaker: Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, founder of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. For more information, visit http://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/sound-land-2014/about.

June 16

MCC Ontario 17th annual networking conference, at the University of Western Ontario, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Keynote speaker: Kathryn Edmunds. Topic: “We are tired of thinking and working with poverty.” For more information, e-mail Lily Hiebert Rempel at lilyhr@mennonitecc.on.ca.

June 21

Nithview Community strawberry social, New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

June 21

MennoHomes annual fundraising bike-a-thon, Out-spok-n for Affordable Housing IV. For more information, call Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or visit www.mennohomes.com.

June 22

Grand opening of the “Next Chapter Building Project” at Conrad Grebel University College. For more information, visit grebel.ca/events.

June 26

Ralph and Eileen Lebold Endowment for Leadership Training Banquet, in the Conrad Grebel University College dining room, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Roberson Mbayamvula, pastor of Hagerman Mennonite Church, Markham. Topic: “Our present future: Being an intercultural learning community. Tickets available at http://grebel.ca/lebold.

Jun. 27-29

Family Camping Weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. For more information, or to reserve a cabin, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.