Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Feb. 7

Third Sto:lo history and culture learning day, at St. Mary’s Residential School, Mission, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 6-8

Young Adults Impact Retreat at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Feb. 20:

LEAD conference, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, 1 to 5 p.m.

Feb. 20

MC B.C. Leaders, Elders and Deacons Conference, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. All are welcome.

Feb. 21

MC B.C. annual meeting at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. Registration through local church offices.

Apr. 24-26

Junior Youth Impact Retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

May 2

MC B.C. Women’s Inspirational Day, at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford.

Oct. 16-18

MC B.C. ladies retreat at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Nov. 13-15

Senior Youth Impact Retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Alberta

Feb. 7

MC Alberta general council meeting, at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 20-22

Senior high snow camp at Camp Valaqua, Water Valley. Theme: “Faith in transit.” Speaker: Ryan Dueck. For more information, e-mail yltalberta@gmail.com.

Feb. 28

“Sweet Interlude” fundraising event, at Menno Simons School, Calgary, from 6 to 10 p.m. Dessert buffet, silent and live auctions, and entertainment, with proceeds going toward the school’s mortgage.

Mar. 20-21

MC Alberta annual general meeting, hosted by Edmonton Vietnamese Mennonite Church.

Saskatchewan

Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Senior-high youth retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.

Feb. 6

RJC Friday Night Live youth event.

Mar. 13-14

MC Saskatchewan annual delegate sessions, at Mount Royal Mennonite, Saskatoon. Theme: “Walking with God, with each other, with the stranger, and beyond our walls. For more information, call 306-249-4844 or visit www.mcsask.ca

Mar. 22

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

Apr. 25

Saskatchewan Women in Mission annual meeting and Enrichment Day, at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldhem, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

May 8

RJC spring choir concert, at 7 p.m.

May 30

RJC fundraising golf tournament, at Valley Regional Park.

May 31

70th-anniversary celebrations at Superb Mennonite Church, Kerrobert; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.superbmennonite.com; to RSVP, e-mail superb70anniversary@gmail.com

June 26,27

RJC year-end musical performances.

Manitoba

Jan. 28

Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium.

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.

Feb. 6

New Music Festival featuring all CMU choirs, at Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg.

Feb. 10

Face2Face community discussion: “You lost me: The church and young adults,” featuring Irma Fast Dueck and Peter Epp; at CMU’s Great Hall, at 7 p.m.

Mar. 5

Face2Face community discussion: “On being good neighbours: An urban reserve shopping centre, housing complex or casino at Kapyong?” featuring Steve Heinrichs, MC Canada’s indigenous relations director; at CMU’s Great Hall, at 7 p.m.

Mar. 13

CMU dessert fundraiser, at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite.

Mar. 28

Jazz at CMU, in the Great Hall, at 7:30 p.m.

March 29

“Bells and Whistles with Strings Attached” concert, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium.

Apr. 8

CMU celebration fundraising dinner, at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 25

CMU’s spring concert, at the Loewen Athletic Centre, at 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 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

Feb. 4

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: Di Brandt will read from a collection of poems-in-progress. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Feb. 5

“If you have eyes to see: God’s ‘presence’ at the movies,” with Robert Johnston, 2015 Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Room 2202, at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6-7

“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. 3: “John: If you believed Moses, you would believe me.” For more information, e-mail miriam@willowgrove.ca.

Feb. 16

Family Day open house at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Free indoor and outdoor activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch available for purchase or bring your own. For more information, or to register, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.

Feb. 18

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: David Bergen will read from his new book, Leaving Tomorrow. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Feb. 21

Grand Philharmonic Choir presents “Grant Us Peace,” a concert featuring Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Estacio’s “The Houses Stand Not Far Apart,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-578-1570.

Mar. 4

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: Grebel alumna Carrie Snyder will read from her new novel, Girl Runner, set for release in the U.S. in 2015. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Mar. 6-7

The Engaged Workshop, a marriage preparation course focussing on communication, is being held at Living Water Fellowship in New Hamburg for engaged or newly married couples. For more information, e-mail denise_bender@yahoo.com.

Mar. 16 or 17

Grandparent and Grandchild Days at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Theme: Helping Others Participate through Education (HOPE). Leaders: Leigh and Lois Steckley. Each day’s events are the same and include drama, crafts, and making school kits or knotting quilts for MCC. For more information, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.

Mar. 21

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

Apr. 3

Grand Philharmonic Choir presents Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-578-1570.

April 10-11

“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.

Apr. 10-11

The Engaged Workshop, a marriage preparation course focussing on communication, is being held at Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley for engaged or newly married couples. For more information, e-mail denise_bender@yahoo.com.

Apr. 20

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale annual promotion dinner, at Bingemans in Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Issa Sadi Embombolo, founder of MCC’s Peace Clubs in Zambia. Tickets available from the MCC Ontario office by phone at 519-745-8458.

May 9

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