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Events Calendar

B.C.

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 6

Workshop on suicide awareness, offered by Communitas Supportive Care Society, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Clearbrook Public Library, Abbotsford. Free, but RSVP by Sept. 30 to office@CommunitasCare.com or call 604-850-6608.

Oct. 15

M2/W2 50th-anniversary fundraising banquet, at Columbia Bible College, at 6 p.m. To register, call 604-859-3215.

Oct. 14-16

Women’s retreat, “Piecing Together our Identity,” at Camp Squeah with speaker Song Yang Her. Register at mcbc.ca/womens-ministry.

Oct. 22

MC B.C. meeting of congregations, location to be determined.

Oct. 30

MC B.C. hymn sing fundraiser, at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, at 3 p.m.

​Nov. 18-20

MC B.C. “Impact” youth retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Alberta

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 1

Camp Valaqua fall work day. Lunch is provided. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

Saskatchewan

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 14-15

Women’s retreat, A Faith Journey: Exploring our journey of faith through song, story and action at Shekinah Retreat Centre. Contact MC Sask for information.

Oct. 20-23

Bryan Moyer Suderman will give three concerts and participate in the fall Pastors Gathering and Equipping Day. Contact MC Sask for information.

Oct. 22

RJC corporation meeting, and appreciation/fundraising banquet, at 5 p.m.

Oct. 22

Equipping Day, Living the Good News with Jesus, at Mount Royal Mennonite Church.

Oct. 28

MDS awareness and fundraising event, at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, Saskatoon; supper at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 306-342-4344.

Oct. 28-29

RJC alumni volleyball tournament.

Oct. 28

Mega Menno Halloween Event for youth grades 6-12 at Wildwood Mennonite Church, 7-9 p.m.

Nov. 15

RJC kielke and sausage supper, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.

Nov. 18

Advent of Consumption, Mega Menno youth event at Osler Mennonite Church.

Nov. 26

MC Sask Fall Leadership Assembly.

Jan. 13-14

RJC alumni tournament of memories.

Manitoba

Sept. 30

Fundraiser for the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 1

Westgate Mennonite College cyclathon at Bird’s Hill Park.

Oct. 2

Camp Koinonia’s 50th-anniversary celebration at the camp in Boissevain. Activities begin at 1 p.m., followed by supper at 5 and a program at 6:30. For more information, email camps@mennochurch.mb.ca.

Oct. 21

CMU open house for prospective students. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Oct. 25-26

CMU’s J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series: “The silence of Abraham, the passion of Job: Explorations in the theology of lament,” with J. Richard Middleton, Ph.D.

Nov. 26

Christmas at CMU. Celebrate the start of Advent enjoying music, festive décor, cookies and hot apple cider.

Oct. 28-29

“Mennonites, land and the environment: A global history conference,”  at the University of Winnipeg.

Oct. 29,30

MC Manitoba’s Camps with Meaning celebration banquets at 5:30 p.m.; (29) Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler; (30) Douglas Mennonite, Winnipeg. For more information, email camps@mennochurch.mb.ca.

Oct. 30

“Along the road to freedom” exhibition opening celebration at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, at 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 2

CMU Face2Face Conversation Series: “Why beauty matters: Radical amazement, spirituality and the climate crisis,” with Tim Rogalsky, Ph.D.

Nov. 4,5

Canadian Foodgrains Bank fundraising concerts with the Mennonite Collegiate Choir and the Steinbach Regional Secondary Choir: (4) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, at 7 p.m.; (5) Springfield Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Nov. 15

“Evening at the arts” at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg.

Nov. 17

CMU School of Music open house. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Nov. 19

Megan Krause and Dale Boldt exhibition at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m. Until Jan. 21, 2017.

Nov. 23

CMU Outtatown Discipleship School for a day. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Nov. 4, 25

CMU campus visit day. For more information, visit cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Nov. 26

Christmas at CMU. Celebrate the start of Advent enjoying music, festive décor, cookies and hot apple cider.

Nov. 28

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 5

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 18

CMU Vespers service. A Christmas-themed worship service incorporating Scripture, prayer, hymns and choral music.

Feb. 2-3

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents three one-act plays by its junior-high students, at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg.

Feb. 8

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 27-29

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents its senior-high musical.

May 8

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg.

May 17

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 31

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

Jun. 1

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

Aug. 22

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate’s 13th-annual golf tournament at Bridges Golf Course, Winnipeg.

Ontario

Oct. 1

“Ride for Refuge in support of MC Canada Witness ministries in 20 countries around the world. For more information, visit mennonitechurch.ca.

Oct. 16

Detweiler Meetinghouse hosts its fifth-annual “Male Chorus Sing,” at 2:30 p.m., with song leader Bob Shantz. For more information, visit Detweilermeetinghouse.ca.

Oct. 20-22

Ten Thousand Villages festival sale at Hamilton Mennonite Church: (20,21) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; (22) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homemade soup and desserts available in the Villages Café.

Oct. 20

Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, hosts the launch of “Out of Place: Social Exclusion and Mennonite Migrants in Canada” by author Luann Good Gingrich, at 7 p.m. The evening will include remarks by the author, a book signing and panel discussion.

Oct. 30

Menno Singers present “Romantic Rarities,” featuring Widor’s “Mass for Two Choirs and Two Organs,” at Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, at 3 p.m.

Nov. 3

The Benjamin Eby Lecture, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Jeremy Bergen. Topic: “Christians killing Christians: Martyrdom and the disunity of the church.”

Nov. 5,6

Pax Christi Chorale, with the Bicycle Opera Project, presents Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; (5) 7:30 p.m.; (6) 3 p.m.

Nov. 11-13

Marriage Encounter weekend for couples at Monastery of Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls. For information, go to marriageencounterec.com or call 519-669-8667.

Nov. 19,20

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their fall concert, “Christ alone, Scripture alone”: (19) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m.; (20) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call UMEI at 519-326-7448.

Nov. 26

Rescue Junction concert and MennoHomes AGM at Woodside Church, Elmira, at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. For information call 226-476-2535 or visit www.mennohomes.com.

Until Dec. 5

“Together: When we are engaged” photo exhibit that celebrates everyday acts that deepen our sense of community, at the Conrad Grebel University College gallery, Waterloo.

Dec. 10,11

Pax Christi Chorale, with Shannon Mercer and the Aslan Boys Choir, presents, “Ode on the Nativity” by C.H.H. Parry, at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; (10) 7:30 p.m.; (11) 3 p.m.

Dec. 10

Mennonite Mass Choir with the KW Symphony and soloists perform Handel’s “Messiah,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener.

Until Dec. 26

New exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo: “Conchies speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

Mar. 25

Menno Singers present Bach’s “St. John Passion,” with orchestra and soloists, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener.

Apr. 29,30

Pax Christi Chorale presents  Elgar’s “The Apostles,” at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; (29) 7:30 p.m.; (30) 3 p.m.

May 13

Menno Singers present Honegger’s “King David,” and a world premiere of a new work by Colin Labadie, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener.

U.S.

Oct. 6-8

“Deep faith” conference exploring “Anabaptist faith formation for all ages,” at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. To register, visit mennoniteusa.org/deepfaith/.