Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

April 11-13

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

April 12,13

Lenten Vespers with the Abendmusik Choir; (12) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford, (13) at Knox United Church, Vancouver; both services at 8 p.m.

Apr. 26

Paddle-a-thon for Camp Squeah.

May 3

Mennonite Women B.C.’s 75th Inspirational Day at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford. Speaker: Karen Martens Zimmerly.

May 8-11

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; (8) Broadway Community Church, Chilliwack, at 7 p.m. (9) Vancouver, venue and time TBA; (10) Peace Portal Alliance Church, Surrey, at 7 p.m. (11) Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, time TBA; all concerts with Calvin Dyck and Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.

May 17

Mennonite Men’s breakfast, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond.

Alberta

Mar. 27-30

Truth and Reconciliation national event in Edmonton. For more information, visit http://trc.ca.

Mar. 30-Apr. 9

MCC Alberta Middle East Learning Tour.

Apr. 26

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta annual general meeting and spring conference, Coaldale Mennonite Church; AGM starts at 1 p.m., followed by a presentation by Ruth Derksen Siemens on “Letters from Stalin’s Russia. For more information, call Ken Matis at 403-345-3507 or e-mail kenmatis@gmail.com.

Apr. 27

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta fundraiser, at Foothills Mennonite Church, Calgary, at 2:30 p.m. Speaker: Ruth Derksen Siemens. Topic: “Young Mennonite immigrant women who worked as domestic servants in Canadian cities. Faspa will be served. For more information, call Lil Bartel at 403-288-1297 or e-mail lilbartel@shaw.ca.

May 4

2014 Canadian Association of Mennonite Schools Music Festival, at Ambrose University College, Calgary, at 3 p.m.

May 10

Camp Valaqua spring work day. Volunteers needed to help get the camp ready for summer by splitting wood, installing docks and setting up tipis. For more information, call 403-637-2510.

 

May 23-25

“Pause, a weekend away” women’s retreat at Sunnyside Christian Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake. Speaker: April Yamasaki, Emmanuel Mennonite church, Abbotsford, B.C. For more information, visit Pause2014.blogspot.ca or e-mail Kate Janzen at kajanszen.13@gmail.com.

June 6-7

Summerfest at Millennium Place, Sherwood Park. For more information, call Trish Elgersma toll-free at 1-888-622-6337 or visit www.mccreliefsale.com.

June 14

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon. Enjoy a day of hiking in the mountains while raising money for the camp. Hikers and sponsors needed. Details available in April.

 

Saskatchewan

Mar. 29

SMYO Worship Extravaganza, at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.

April 22-23

“Honouring the Earth,” an SMYO service and learning opportunity for students in grades 8 to 12, at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim, and in Saskatoon. This event replaces the SMYO “Worship extravaganza” scheduled for March 29.

April 26

Saskatchewan Women in Mission Enrichment Day, at Nutana Park Mennonite Church, Saskatoon, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 6

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; at Rosthern Junior College; at 7 p.m.

May 10

RJC spring choir concert, at RJC.

May 24

RJC fundraising golf tournament at Valley Regional Park.

June 20, 21

RJC year-end musical performances.

Sept. 19-21

SMYO junior high retreat at Youth Farm Bible Camp.

Sept. 26-28

Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim.

Manitoba

Mar. 27

Face 2 Face | On Campus. Topic: “You lost me: The church and young adults.” For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/face2face.

April 5

Jazz@CMU. For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/programs/music/html.

Apr. 12

Southern Manitoba Choral Society performs Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Buhler Hall, Gretna, at 7 p.m.

April 18

Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will be sung in English with an orchestra under the direction of Yuri Klaz, at First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. An offering will be taken.

April 26

CMU spring concert, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/events.html.

Apr. 27

The 45-voice adult choir of Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, performs Haydn’s The Creation with orchestra and soloists, at 7 p.m.

 

April 30, May 2,4

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; (30) Steinbach Mennonite Church; (2) Winkler MB Church; (4) North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg. All performances at 7 p.m.

May 6

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fundraiser banquet, at the Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg, at 6 p.m.

May 9,10

Theatre of the Beat presents A Bicycle Built for Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage; all shows at 7:30 p.m. (9) Home Street Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; (10) First Mennonite Church, Winnipeg. For more information, visit www.theatreofthebeat.com.

May 14

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 28

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

May 29

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

June 10

CMU President’s Golf Classic. For more information, visit http://cmu.ca/golf.

June 16-27

Canadian School of Peacebuilding, at CMU. For more information, visit http://csop.cmu.ca.

Jul. 5-6

Mennonite Heritage Village 50th-anniversary celebration in Steinbach. (5) Schmeckfest Jubilee featuring traditional cuisine, a dessert bar and entertainment by improvisational violinist Rosemary Siemens; (6) Worship, guided tours of the village, a traditional saengerfest and faspa/vesper table meal.

Aug. 26

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

Nov. 6-9

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

Ontario

Apr. 4

“Does God See Me?” young women’s retreat (aged 16 to 18) at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. For more information, visit slmc.ca/retreats.

Apr. 6

Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, presents It’s Cool in the Furnace, an intergenerational musical about Daniel and King Nebuchadnezzar, at 2:30 and 7 p.m., as part of the church’s 50th-anniversary celebration. For more information, call 519-662-1577.

April 6

Menno Singers hymn sing at Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge, at 7 p.m. Song leader: Mark Diller Harder.

April 8

Mennonite Savings and Credit Union’s 50th annual general meeting, at Rockaway Mennonite Collegiate, Kitchener; registration at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

April 12

MCEC Youth Bible quizzing

April 12

Professor of international peacebuilding John Paul Lederach will speak on “Dispatches from the Burning Ground: Compassionate Presence and Faith-based Peacebuilding,” Conrad Grebel University College, 7:00 p.m. For event information, contact: clichti@uwaterloo.ca or 519-885-0220 x24223. Information on Lederach's time at CGUC. 

April 15

MennoHomes hosts a retirement celebration for Martin Buhr at Gale Presbyterian Church, Elmira, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.mennohomes.com.

Apr. 18

Deadline to apply for participation in Silver Lake Mennonite Camp’s new Navigate program for young adults aged 18 to 20. For more information, visit slmc.ca/navigate.

April 25-28

Recycled Orchestra, a youth orchestra from Paraguay is on tour across Canada; (25) First Baptist Church, Waterloo; (26) UMEI Christian High School, Leamington; (27) Bethany Community Church, St. Catharines; (28) Wainfleet Brethren in Christ Church. All performances at 7 p.m.

April 25-26

MCEC annual church gathering in the Niagara region.

April 26,27

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Passion and Peace,” featuring the True North Brass; (26) St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.; (27) Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 416-491-8542 or e-mail boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org.

Apr. 27

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp annual general meeting, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 1 p.m.

Apr. 28, 30

Spring Seniors Retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp (same program offered both days). Speakers. Martin Buhr and John Neufeld. Topic: “Building hope and community: Responses to poverty.” Each day includes, worship, learning and fellowship. For more information, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.

April 28

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale promotion dinner at Bingemans in Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Eileen Henderson, MCC Ontario restorative justice coordinator. Topic: “Finding God in unexpected places.” For tickets, call 519-745-8458.

May 1

Deadline to apply for participation in Silver Lake Mennonite Camp’s new Navigate program for young adults aged 18 to 20. For more information, visit slmc.ca/navigate.

May 2-3

Engaged Workshop at Maple View Mennonite Church, Wellesley. For more information, or to register, e-mail Denise Bender at denise_bender@yahoo.com.

May 3-4

Bethel Mennonite Church, Elora, youth homecoming event. For registration information, call the church at 519-846-0180.

May 4

Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir presents “When the Spirit Says Sing,” at Floradale Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

May 7

“Healthy Pastoral Relationships” MCEC workshop.

May 10

Paddle the Grand fundraiser for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 10

19th annual Road Hockey Tournament for players 18 year old and up at Hidden Acres . Register by May 5. All proceeds help send children to summer camp. For more information, visit www.hiddenacres.ca e-mail roadhockey@gmail.com.

May 10

Menno Singers presents “Explorations: Concert No. 4—South,” with Debbie Lou Ludolph and Inshallah, performing Missa Criolla by Ramirez, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

May 16-19

MCEC Youth spring retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 23-25

MCEC Junior youth retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp.

May 24-25

Hillcrest Mennonite Church celebrates its 50th anniversary: (24) evening meal servings at 5 and 6 p.m., DVD launch, musical program; (25) morning worship with speaker Jeff Wright of California, potluck lunch, displays. For more information, call 519-662-1577.

May 26

Retired Pastors Retreat (including spouses) at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp; from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Bring your own lunch. For more information, call Amsey Martin at 519-662-3314.

May 28-June 1

Mennonite Education Agency’s Marpeck Conference at Conrad Grebel University College.

May 3,23-24,30,31

Theatre of the Beat presents A Bicycle Built for Two: A Playful Reflection on Marriage; all shows at 7:30 p.m. (3) Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener; (23-24) Nineteen on the Park, Stouffville; (30) St. Catharines United Mennonite Church; (31) Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto. For more information, visit www.theatreofthebeat.com.

June 4

MCEC Administrators’ Day at 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.

June 5-8

Sound in the Land III at Conrad Grebel University College. Keynote speaker: Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, founder of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. For more information, visit http://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/sound-land-2014/about.

June 21

MennoHomes annual fundraising bike-a-thon, Out-spok-n for Affordable Housing IV. For more information, call Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or visit www.mennohomes.com.

Jun. 27-29

Family Camping Weekend at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. For more information, or to reserve a cabin, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.