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Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

May 12

“Relationships with integrity” seminar, at MC B.C.’s office, Abbotsford, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for pastors and ministry workers. For more information, or to register, e-mail


May 16-18

“(Trans)formation in Christian discipleship,” an MC Alberta faith studies event, at Lethbridge Mennonite Church. Speaker: Gil Dueck, former academic dean of Bethany College. For more information and to register, visit (16,17) Public evening sessions also available.

May 20-22

MC Alberta women’s retreat at Sunnyside Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake. Speaker: Carol Penner. Theme: “(re)make: making and remaking our stories.” For more information, visit

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

Jun. 10-11

MCC Relief Sale, at Coaldale.

Jun. 18

Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon fundraiser. For more information, call, 403-637-2510 or e-mail

Jun. 18

MC Alberta general council meeting, at Bergthal Mennonite, Didsbury.


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.

Jul. 6-10

MC Canada delegate assembly at Saskatoon’s Arts and Convention Centre.

Aug. 6

Seventh annual Spruce River Folk Festival, at Spruce Home, 20 kilometres north of Prince Albert on Highway 2.


May 9

Westgate bursary fundraising banquet.

May 12

Manitoba Day at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach. Ceremony at the steamer shelter. Made-in-Manitoba craft sale in the auditorium.

May 13-14

Sister Care seminar hosted by Mennonite Women Manitoba at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg. For more information, or to register, visit

Until May 14

Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, hosts “Stories in art from Iraqi Kurdistan,” collected by Kathy Moorhead Thiessen of Christian Peacemaker Teams.

May 11-14

Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies presents the “Freedom of movement: A path from armed conflict, persecution, and forced migration to conflict resolution, human rights and development” conference at Menno Simons College and the University of Winnipeg. For more information, visit

May 15

Faith and Life Women’s Chorus 20th-anniversary concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 3 p.m.


Jun. 4

Mennonite Collegiate Institute fundraising golf tournament, at Oakview Golf Course, Gretna. To register, e-mail

Jun. 5

Mennonite Collegiate Institute saengerfest; worship at 10:30 a.m. and concert at 2 p.m.

Jun. 11

Seventh annual Mennonite Heritage Village/Eden tractor trek fundraiser, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jul. 11-15

Pioneer Day Camp at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, for children aged 5 to 8.

Jul. 29-Aug. 1

Pioneer Days at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach. Activities include steam-powered threshing, music and food.

Aug. 8-12

Pioneer Day Camp at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, for children aged 9 to 12.

Aug. 10

Heritage Classic Golf Tournament fundraiser for Mennonite Heritage Village, at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. Spaces are limited.

Sept. 18

“Supper from the field,” at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, at 5:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Open Farm Day.


May 1

Wideman Mennonite Church, 200th-anniversary hymn sing, Markham, Ont., at 7 p.m.

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, 3 p.m. For tickets, e-mail

May 2 or 3

Seniors retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Theme: “Strangers no more: Sharing gifts of grace.” For more information, visit or call 518-625-8602.

May 7, 2016

“Paddle the Grand” annual fundraising event for Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. New shorter route, with free barbecue to follow. For more information, visit

May 9

Low German Networking Conference in Aylmer.

May 11

Low German Networking Conference in Leamington.

May 13

Theatre of the Beat presents “This Will Lead to Dancing,” a play about wholeness, belonging and LGBTQ inclusion, at Preston Mennonite, Cambridge, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

May 13-15

Junior youth retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Sauble Beach. For more information, visit

May 14

Windsor Mennonite Fellowship presents Theatre of the Beat’s “This Will Lead to Dancing,” a play about wholeness, belonging and LGBTQ inclusion, at University Community Church, Windsor, at 7 p.m.

May 15

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp annual general meeting, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 1 p.m., with a free pizza lunch. RSVP to 519-422-1401 or

May 24-27

Display of many quilts purchased in the last 50 years at the New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. A fundraiser for MCC. For more information, visit

May 25

“Why Do God’s People Sing?” at Valleyview Mennonite Church, London, presented by John Bell of Iona, Scotland, 7-9 p.m.

May 31

MC Eastern Canada’s annual retreat for retired pastors and their spouses, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Theme: “Christianity and the world of Islam.” Resource people: Brice Balmer and Tom Mayvaian. For more information, call Glenn and Mary Ellen Zehr at 519-662-6914.

Jun. 2-4

: Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre graduate student conference. Theme: “Power in perspective(s).” (3) Keynote address by Malinda Berry, assistant professor of theology and ethics at AMBS, at 7 p.m.; topic: “By what authority.”

Jun. 12

Wideman Mennonite Church 200th-anniversary hymn sing led by church youth, Markham, Ont., at 7 p.m.

Jun. 18

MennoHomes’ “Out-Spok’n for Affordable Housing” bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for hikers, cyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts. For more information, call Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or visit

Jul. 23-24

Wideman Mennonite Church 200th-anniversary main event, Markham, Ont. (23) barbecue at 5 p.m. (RVSP to, followed by hymn sing at 7 p.m. (24) worship service at 10 a.m., followed by a noon potluck lunch, and stories and music at 2 p.m.

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

Jun. 17-19

“Wholeness and holiness: Views from the mountaintop” is the theme of the annual gathering of Anabaptist healthcare professionals, at Estes Park, Col. To register by April 15, visit

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.