MC B.C. Fundraising dessert night at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, 7:30 p.m.
MC B.C. pastor/spouse retreat at Camp Squeah.
MC B.C. Fundraising dessert night at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, 7:30 p.m.
Sto:lo history and culture learning day—details to follow.
MCC Centre official opening in Abbotsford. Dedication, welcome and prayer followed by lunch. For more information, call 604-850-6639.
MC B.C. Fundraising dessert night at Eden Mennonite Church, Chilliwack.
Abendmusic Advent Vespers; (29) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (30) Knox United Church, West Vancouver; both services at 8 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.
RJC “kielke” and sausage supper fundraiser, at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon, at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RJC corporation meeting, at 5 p.m., and appreciation/fundraising banquet, at 6 p.m.
RJC choir concert, at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, at 7:30 p.m.
RJC Christmas choir concert, at RJC, at 7 p.m.
RJC alumni basketball, hockey and choir weekend.
RJC Friday Night Live youth event.
RJC Guys and Pies concert fundraiser, at 7 p.m.
RJC spring choir concert, at 7 p.m.
RJC fundraising golf tournament, at Valley Regional Park.
RJC year-end musical performances.
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/.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate cyclathon at Bird’s Hill Park, Oakbank. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
“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.
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.
Scrapbooking retreat at Camp Moose Lake.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Quilting retreat at Camp Assiniboia.
Camps with Meaning fundraising celebration banquets; (1) Emmanuel Mennonite, Winkler; (2) Douglas Mennonite, Winnipeg; (tba) Whitewater Mennonite, Boissevain.
“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.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fundraising concert. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
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.
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.
Evening of the arts at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high students perform three one-act plays at the Franco-Manitoban Centre, Winnipeg. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
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.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
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.
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.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate 11th-annual golf tournament at Bridges Golf Club, Winnipeg. For more information, call 204-775-7111.
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.
Conrad Grebel University College is hosting a 1960s-era alumni reunion with host Eric Friesen in the college dining room.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or visit http://eventbrite.ca.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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 email@example.com.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Menno Singers Mass Choir featuring Brahms’ Requiem, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.
Nithview Christmas tea and bake sale, at Nithview Community, New Hamburg, from 2 to 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Menno Singers join St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Choir, Kitchener, at 3 p.m., for a Christmas concert.
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.
Menno Singers present Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
Menno Singers present “Songs for spring,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.