Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Oct. 2

MC B.C. Fundraising dessert night at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6-8

MC B.C. pastor/spouse retreat at Camp Squeah.

Oct. 16

MC B.C. Fundraising dessert night at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 17-19

MC B.C. Women’s ministry fall retreat at Camp Squeah. Theme: Unwrap your Gifts—Romans 12, with speaker April Yamasaki. From Fri. 6 p.m. to Sun. 2 p.m. Go to www.mcbc.ca, waltrude@shaw.ca or 604-756-0707 for more information.

Oct. 17-19

MC B.C. women’s ministry fall retreat at Camp Squeah. Theme: “Unwrap your gifts: Romans 12,” with speaker April Yamasaki. From 6 p.m. on Friday to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.mcbc.ca, e-mail waltrude@shaw.ca or call 604-756-0707 for more information.

Oct. 18

Sto:lo history and culture learning day—details to follow.

Oct. 30

MCC Centre official opening in Abbotsford. Dedication, welcome and prayer followed by lunch. For more information, call 604-850-6639.

Oct. 30

MC B.C. Fundraising dessert night at Eden Mennonite Church, Chilliwack.

Nov. 29,30

Abendmusic Advent Vespers; (29) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (30) Knox United Church, West Vancouver; both services at 8 p.m.

Alberta

Sept. 27

MC Alberta fundraiser at Foothills Mennonite Church, Calgary, at 6:30 p.m., featuring comedian Matt Falk and music by the Foothills Flat Footers. Hosted by CTV’s Chris Epp. For reservations, call 403-289-7172 or e-mail foothillsmennonite@nucleus.com.

Sept. 27

MCC Alberta annual general meeting, at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church, Edmonton; at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events.

Nov. 1

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta annual conference, at Edmonton First Mennonite Church, at 1 p.m. Speaker: Andrea Dyck, head curator of the Mennonite Museum, Steinbach, Man. Topic: “What historical treasures might you have in your home?” A faspa meal follows. To register, call David Jeffares at 780-438-0404.

Nov. 21

MCC Alberta hosts “Breaking down the walls . . . relief, development and peace,” at Foothills Alliance Church, Calgary; at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker: Joe Clark, former Canadian prime minister. For more information, visit www.mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events.

Saskatchewan

Sept. 26-28

Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.

Oct. 21

RJC “kielke” and sausage supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon, at 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Oct. 25

MC Saskatchewan “Equipping to listen” event, at First Mennonite Church, Saskatoon, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discussion and information arising from the 2013 annual delegate session. Please bring a bag lunch.

Nov. 8

Nutana Park Mennonite, Saskatoon, hosts Peace, Pies and Prophets presented by Ted and Co. Theater Works, at 7 p.m. Fundraiser for Christian Peacemaker Teams. For more information, e-mail canada@cpt.org.

Nov. 22

RJC corporation meeting, at 5 p.m., and appreciation/fundraising banquet, at 6 p.m.

Dec. 14

RJC choir concert, at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 19

RJC Christmas choir concert, at RJC, at 7 p.m.

Jan. 9-10

RJC alumni basketball, hockey and choir weekend.

Feb. 6

RJC Friday Night Live youth event.

Mar. 22

RJC Guys and Pies concert fundraiser, at 7 p.m.

May 8

RJC spring choir concert, at 7 p.m.

May 30

RJC fundraising golf tournament, at Valley Regional Park.

June 26,27

RJC year-end musical performances.

Manitoba

Sept. 26-27

CMU Fall Festival for students, alumni, friends, donors and community members. Connect, learn, play and celebrate with the CMU community. For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/fallfest/.

Sept. 27

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate cyclathon at Bird’s Hill Park, Oakbank. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Oct. 3-4

“Ex-Mennonite/Near Mennonites: Liturgical, non-denominational, secular,” an academic and community education conference hosted by the chair in Mennonite studies at the University of Winnipeg. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1ruYZAE.

Oct. 14-15

J.J. Thiessen Lectures at the CMU Chapel. Speaker: John Swinton, professor and chair in divinity and religious studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Topic: “Becoming friends of time: Disability, Timefulness and Gentle Discipleship.” For more information, visit http://cmu.ca.

Oct. 17-19

Scrapbooking retreat at Camp Moose Lake.

Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Quilting retreat at Camp Assiniboia.

Nov. 1,2

Camps with Meaning fundraising celebration banquets; (1) Emmanuel Mennonite, Winkler; (2) Douglas Mennonite, Winnipeg; (tba) Whitewater Mennonite, Boissevain.

Nov. 1,2

“Singin’ in the Grain” fundraising concerts with the University of Manitoba Bison Men’s Chorus and Eastman Male Chorus from Steinbach, for Canadian Foodgrains Bank; (1) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7:30 p.m.; (2) at MCI’s Buhler Hall, Gretna, at 3 p.m.

Nov. 2

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fundraising concert. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Nov. 6-9

MEDA convention, at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg. Theme: “Human dignity through entrepreneurship.” Speakers: Ziauddin Yousaafzai of Pakistan; Laura Ling, an award-winning journalist and author; Art DeFehr, CEO of Pallister Furniture; and Jim Miller, founder and CEO of JMX Brands.

Nov. 9

Peace, Pies and Prophets presented by Ted and Co. Theater Works, at Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Freewill offering and pie auction fundraiser for Christian Peacemaker Teams. For more information, e-mail Canada@cpt.org.

Nov. 18

Evening of the arts at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Nov. 24

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Dec. 8

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Jan. 29-30

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high students perform three one-act plays at the Franco-Manitoban Centre, Winnipeg. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Feb. 4

Open house at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

April 30-May 2

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high students perform their annual musical. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 5

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 13

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 27

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Grade 7 to 9 spring concert at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 28

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Grade 10 to 12 spring concert at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Aug. 25

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate 11th-annual golf tournament at Bridges Golf Club, Winnipeg. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Ontario

Sept. 25

Free public lecture to celebrate International Day of Peace, at Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall, at 7 p.m. Topic: “Taking peace to the Pentagon.” Speaker: Lisa Schirch, winner of Grebel’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. For more information, visit www.uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events.

Sept. 27

Conrad Grebel University College is hosting a 1960s-era alumni reunion with host Eric Friesen in the college dining room.

Sept. 29,30

Fall seniors retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, with the same program each day. Speakers: Jess Huxman and Ron Rempel. Topic: “Sipping from the fire hose: Media literacy for 2014. For more information, contact the camp at 519-625-8602 or by e-mail at info@hiddenacres.ca.

Oct. 3-4

Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada host an MW Sister Care Seminar at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre. Facilitators: Rhoda Keener and Carolyn Heggen. For more information and registration forms, contact Phyllis Ramer at 519-236-7332 or peramer@hay.net.

Oct. 11

Hillcrest Mennonite Church celebrates its 50th anniversary with “Echo: Concert of Classical Music,” featuring Ben Bolt-Martin, Brandon Leis, Daniel Lichti, Sharla Nafziger and Charlene Nafziger, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail hillcrest.tickets@gmail.com or visit http://eventbrite.ca.

Oct. 16-18

Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale at Hamilton Mennonite Church; (16,17) 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., (18) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy homemade soup and desserts. For more information, call 905-528-3607.

Oct. 17

“Ancient and present biblical texts: The West and Ethiopia,” a fundraising event for Meserete Kristos College in Ethiopia, at Conrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall, at 7 p.m. The program includes a display of valuable Bibles, a CD on the St. John’s Bible and an overview of the college. For more information, call 519-885-6422.

Oct. 17-18

5th annual Festival of Biblical Storytellers at Richmond Hill United Church. Learn and experience the joy and power of biblical storytelling. Keynote speaker: Cynthia Maybeck. For information and registration go to www.biblicalstorytellingCAN.ca or (514) 694-0214.

Oct. 19

11th annual Gospel Vespers, at 2:30 p.m., at Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries. Sing from Life Songs No. 2. Books provided. Leader: Bob Shantz.

Oct. 19

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Blest pair of sirens: A celebration of voice and verse,” featuring works by Parry, Elgar, Willan and Stephanie Martin (artistic director), at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m. For tickets, e-mail boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org.

Oct. 19

1970s MYF and sponsors reunion for Maple View, Crosshill and Wellesley Mennonite churches, at Mapleview, at 3 p.m. Potluck at 5; bring your own dishes. Program at 7. For more information, e-mail kjjantzi@hotmail.com or roppdj@cyg.net.

Oct. 24

Eby Lecture with Derek Suderman, Ph.D., at Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events.

Oct. 24-25

“Reading the Bible with Jesus” retreat at Willowgrove, Stouffville, with Bryan Moyer Suderman: sponsored by MC Eastern Canada, the Markham-Stouffville Mennonite Ministerial and Willowgrove. Pt. 1: “Matthew: Scribes trained for the kingdom.” For more information, e-mail miriam@willowgrove.ca.

Oct. 25

“Mennonite Memories of Migration,” hosted by the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario and the Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall, at 2 p.m. With art and archival exhibits of Mennonite immigration experiences. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events.

Nov. 9

Third annual Male Chorus Sing, at 2:30 p.m., at Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries. Former and current male quartet or chorus members, or want-to-be members invited. Leader: Bob Shantz.

Nov. 13-14

Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies, at Conrad Grebel University College, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Speaker: Jeff Gundy of Bluffton (Ohio) University. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events.

Nov 14

“Spirituality and Aging” seminar at Conrad Grebel University College’s Great Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Kenneth Pargament, professor of clinical psychology at Bowling Green University, Ohio. For more information, visit grebel.ca/sa.

Nov. 15

Fairview Mennonite Home presents its annual Christmas Handicraft Sale of crafts, decorations, stocking stuffers, wearable items, wreaths, woodworking, baby quilts, used books and much more; from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Home in Cambridge. Plus Santa’s Sweet Shop, fresh baking and tea room. For more information, call 519-653-5719 or visit www.fairviewmh.com.

Nov. 15

Menno Singers Mass Choir featuring Brahms’ Requiem, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 22

Nithview Christmas tea and bake sale, at Nithview Community, New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Nov. 22

MennoHomes annual general meeting and fundraising concert featuring The Deacons of Jazz, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.mennohomes.com.

Nov. 21-22

23rd annual Spirit of Christmas music and craft show at Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig; features include live music, Ten Thousand Villages, craft sale, tea room. (21) 6:30 to 9 p.m.; (22) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.nairn.on.ca.mennonite.net.

Nov. 28-29

Oct. 24-25: “Reading the Bible with Jesus” retreat at Willowgrove, Stouffville, with Bryan Moyer Suderman: sponsored by MC Eastern Canada, the Markham-Stouffville Mennonite Ministerial and Willowgrove. Pt. 2: “Mark: Have you never read?” For more information, e-mail miriam@willowgrove.ca.

Nov. 30

Third annual Welcoming Advent event, at 2:30 p.m., at Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries. Welcome Advent by hearing and singing old and new Christmas music led by Lifted Voices.

Dec. 14

Menno Singers join St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Choir, Kitchener, at 3 p.m., for a Christmas concert.

Dec. 21

Menno Singers presents a Messiah sing-a-long at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.

Until Jan. 18

“Along the road to freedom” art exhibit by Ray Dirks, at Conrad Grebel University College Gallery. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/grebel-gallery.

Mar. 21

Menno Singers present Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

April 10-11

Oct. 24-25: “Reading the Bible with Jesus” retreat at Willowgrove, Stouffville, with Bryan Moyer Suderman: sponsored by MC Eastern Canada, the Markham-Stouffville Mennonite Ministerial and Willowgrove. Pt. 4: “Luke: All that the prophets have declared.” For more information, e-mail miriam@willowgrove.ca.

May 9

Menno Singers present “Songs for spring,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.