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Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Feb. 20

“Worship in Colour: Exploring Visual Creativity as a Church” workshop led by Shari Laurie at Columbia Bible College, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feb. 26

MC B.C. LEAD conference, “Leadership in a Broken World: Walking in God’s Mission of Reconciliation” at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (sign-in at 1:15 p.m.).

Feb. 27

MC B.C. annual meeting at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (sign-in at 8:30 a.m.).

Mar. 5-6

Lenten Vespers with Abendmusik Choir at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford (5), Knox United Church, Vancouver (6). Offerings to Menno Simons Centre.

Mar. 5

LifeBridge Ministries fundraising concert at Gateway Community Church, Abbotsford.

Mar. 17

Pastors and leaders conference, “Leadership Lessons from David,” with Mark Buchanan at Columbia Bible College, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Apr. 2

Early marriage seminar for the engaged or newly married, “Love for Life” led by Ken Esau and Claire Weiss at Columbia Bible College, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Apr. 9

“Journey of reconciliation: Listening to indigenous elders,” at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford.

Apr. 16

Camp Squeah paddle-a-thon.

Apr. 15-17

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

Apr. 30

MC B.C. Women’s Inspirational Day, at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, Abbotsford.

Alberta

Feb. 26-28

Senior-high snow camp at Camp Valaqua, Water Valley. For more information, call Jon Olfert at 403-637-2510.

Mar. 18-19

MC Alberta annual general assembly.

Jun. 4

Heritage retreat for those 50 and over at Camp Valaqua, Water Valley, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Theme: “Refugees/in search of a homeland. For more information, call Hugo Neufeld at 403-201-4358 or e-mail hdneuf@shaw.ca.

Saskatchewan

Feb 21

MCC fundraising concert featuring baritone Matt Pauls (CMU music professor) at Grace Westminster United Church, Saskatoon, at 2:30 p.m., sponsored by the MCC sale committee.

Feb. 28

RJC/CMU concert, at RJC.

Mar. 11

Youth Mega Menno Barn Dance. For more information, visit smyo.ca.

Mar. 11-12

Mennonite Church Saskatchewan annual delegate sessions, at Osler Mennonite Church.

Apr. 10

RJC Guys and Pies events, featuring A Buncha Guys.

May 13

RJC spring choir concert, at 7 p.m.

May 28

RJC golf tournament at Valley Regional Park.

Jun. 10-11

MCC Relief Sale at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon.

June 24-25

RJC year-end musical performances, at 7:30 p.m.

Jun. 25

RJC alumni decade reunions and banquets.

Manitoba

Mar. 11

Open house at CMU. For more information, visit www.cmu.ca/campusvisit.

Mar. 10-12

Mennonite Collegiate Institute presents the Mary Poppins musical, 7:30 p.m.; matinee on March 12, 2:00 p.m. Buhler Hall, Gretna. Tickets at www.mciblues.net.

Mar. 12

Mennonite Collegiate Institute open house, 11:30 a.m. Free lunch, tours of the school; prospective students receive backstage pass and ticket to the Mary Poppins musical. Register by email before March 4 to admissions@mciblues.net or call (204) 327-5891.

Mar. 13

Mennonite Community Orchestra presents its spring concert at the CMU Chapel, at 3 p.m., featuring works by Glinka, Jacob and Brahms.

Mar. 18

Learn about CMU’s Outtatown Discipleship Program on campus. To sign up, call 204-487-3300.

Until Mar. 26

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg features “The Alchemy of Life” exhibition with works by painter Margruite Krahn and composer Andrew Balfour, and “Typoems” with works by printmaker Norman Schmidt.

Mar. 30

Open house at CMU. For more information, visit www.cmu.ca/campusvisit.

April 8

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives third annual spring dessert fundraiser at 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg.

May 9

Westgate bursary fundraising banquet.

Ontario

Feb. 19

MCC Heifer Sale in Listowel.

Feb. 26-27

“Jingle Dress” film and story circle, part of MCC Ontario’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at Bloomingdale Mennonite Church. For more info go to mcco.ca/events.

Feb. 27

Menno Singers present “Bach and his Contemporaries” with soloists and the Nota Bene Baroque Players, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

Mar. 1

Sawatsky Lecture with Sir James MacMillan at Conrad Grebel at 7:30 p.m. (grebel.ca/Sawatsky).

Mar. 1

Sawatsky Lecture with Sir James MacMillan at Conrad Grebel at 7:30 p.m. (grebel.ca/Sawatsky).

Mar. 4-6

“Winter camp for grown-ups,” a partnership between Pastors in Exile and Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, at Silver Lake. For more information, call 519-422-3200 or visit slmc.ca/retreats.

Mar. 6

The Music of James MacMillan at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener at 3 p.m. For tickets go to grebel.ca/Sawatsky.

Mar. 14 or 15

Grandparent and Grandchild Days at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Same activities each day. For more information, call 519-625-8602 or e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca.

Mar. 19

Fundraising breakfast for MCC Elmira meat canning.

Mar. 30

“The Power of Partnership” dinner and evening with Stephen Lewis sponsored by MCC Ontario at St. George Banquet Hall, Waterloo, 6 p.m. More info at powerofpartnership2016.ca.

Mar. 31

Benjamin Eby Lecture with Troy Osborne. “The bottle, the dagger and the ring: Church discipline and Dutch Mennonite identity in the 17th century” in the Chapel at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 18-21

MCC Meat canning in Leamington.

Until April 23

“As the Women Sew: Community Quilts of Mampuján, Colombia” art exhibit at the Grebel Gallery, Conrad Grebel University College (grebel.ca/events).

Apr. 25-29

MCC meat canning in Elmira.

Apr. 30, May 1

Pax Christi Chorale and Menno Singers present “A Cappella Masterworks,” featuring Josef Rheinberger’s “Mass in E Flat”; (30) at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.; (1) at Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m. For tickets, e-mail boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org.

May 1

Pax Christi Chorale and Menno Singers present “A Cappella Masterworks,” featuring Josef Rheinberger’s “Mass in E Flat,” at Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto. For tickets, e-mail boxoffice@paxchristichorale.org.

May 9

Low German Networking Conference in Aylmer.

May 11

Low German Networking Conference in Leamington.

Jul. 30-31

Vineland United Mennonite Church celebrates its 80th anniversary with a homecoming weekend. More details to follow.

Until Dec. 26

New exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo: “Conchies speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

United States

July 28-31

The 15th-annual Bridgefolk conference for sacramentally minded Mennonites and peace-minded Catholics takes place at St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minn.