Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Aug. 21-24

Sharing Our Stories: A Celebration and exploration of Indigenous and Mennonite artistic traditions. Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lhalem Retreat Centre, Agassiz. For information contact MC B.C. www.mcbc.ca or 604-850-6658.

Sept 12-13

MCC festival sale and auction, TRADEX, Abbotsford.

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. 18

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

Oct. 30

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

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.

Saskatchewan

Aug. 10

MC Sask Day in the Park at Scott Park, Saskatoon, 2:30-7:30 p.m. Games for all ages, evening concert by Becky Reesor and Sam Dlugokeki.

Aug. 16

Fifth annual Spruce River Folk Festival, at the Spruce River Farm, Prince Albert. Pipe ceremony at 10 a.m. “Landless band” conference at 11:30 a.m.. Music begins at 1 p.m. For more information, e-mail gracemennonite@sasktel.net.

Sept 2-5

Fall Pastors’ Gathering at Churchill River Canoe Outfitters, Missinipe. Call MC Sask office for more details, 306-249-4844.

Sept. 19-21

SMYO junior high retreat at Youth Farm Bible Camp.

Sept. 26-28

Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.

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.

Manitoba

Aug. 26

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

June 26-Sept. 13

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery summer exhibitions. Moved by the Spirit, a multi-artist exhibit inspired by the life of Jesus, curated by artist Louise Tessier, and Awakenings, paintings by Faye Hall.

Sept. 20

Brandon MCC Relief Sale at The Keystone Centre. For more information go to http://home.westman.wave.ca/~hila/.

Nov. 6-9

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

Ontario

July 25-27

Family camp weekend—for all ages—at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. For more information, call 519-422-1401 or visit www.slmc.ca.

Aug. 8-18

CPT aboriginal justice delegations to Kenora allow participants to be allies to indigenous communities engaged in healing, resisting colonialism and struggling for sovereignty. For more information, visit http://cpt.org or e-mail delegations@cpt.org.

Sept. 5-7

Building Community retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp for people with disabilities, their family, friends and supporters. Theme: “True community: Many gifts, many colours.” Keynote speaker: Karen James-Abra. For more information, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail 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. 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.

United States

July 24-27

Bridgefolk—the Mennonite-Catholic ecumenical organization—annual conference at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minn. Theme: “Mennonites and Catholics: Service—An overflow of Christ’s love.” Keynote speakers: Vincent Guider and Elizabeth Soto Albrecht. For conference schedule and registration, visit www.bridgefolk.net.

Aug. 1-2

The 2014 Schürch (Shirk/Sherk/Sherrick) Family Association Reunion takes place at the Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Events include: tours and group activities; an auction; opportunities to learn about family history; and activities for children. For more information, e-mail Sue Shirk at suesbug@msn.com or visit www.schurchfamilyassociation.net.