Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

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 6 p.m. on Friday to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.mcbc.ca, e-mail waltrude@shaw.ca or call 604-756-0707 for more information.

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.

Oct. 30

MCC Centre official opening in Abbotsford. Dedication, welcome and prayer followed by lunch. For more information, call 604-850-6639.

Nov. 29,30

Abendmusic Advent Vespers; (29) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (30) Knox United Church, West Vancouver; both services at 8 p.m.

Alberta

Sept. 27

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.

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.

Nov. 21

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.

Saskatchewan

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. Speaker: Autumn Dueck from Grace Mennonite, Winkler, Man. Contact Kirsten youthminister@mcsask.ca or 306-249-4844 x 223 for more details.

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

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/.

Sept. 26-27

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/.

Sept. 27

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate cyclathon at Bird’s Hill Park, Oakbank. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Oct. 3-4

“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.

Oct. 14-15

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.

Nov. 2

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fundraising concert. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Nov. 6-9

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

Nov. 9

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.

Nov. 18

Evening of the arts at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Nov. 24

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Dec. 8

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Jan. 29-30

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high students perform three one-act plays at the Franco-Manitoban Centre, Winnipeg. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Feb. 4

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.

May 5

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 13

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 27

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.

May 28

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.

Aug. 25

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate 11th-annual golf tournament at Bridges Golf Club, Winnipeg. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

Ontario

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.

Sept. 6

25th-annual community corn festival, at Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge, at 5:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Music with No Discernable Key, food and activities. Bring your own lawn chairs. Admission by food bank donation. For more information, call 519-658-4902 or visit www.wannerchurch.org.

Sept. 19-21

Men’s Meat Retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Sauble Beach. For more information, call 519-422-3200 or visit www.slmc.ca.

Sept. 20

Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, is open for public tours beginning at 10 a.m. as part of Doors Open Waterloo Region 2014, a free architecture and heritage open house event. For more information, visit www.regionofwaterloo.ca/doorsopen.

Sept. 21

Fifth annual Contemporary Hymn Sing, at 2:30 p.m., at Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries. Explore the music of Sing the Journey and Sing the Story, led by Mark Diller Harder.

Sept. 21

MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College is holding an interactive community celebration to advance peace, at 2 p.m. Bring a “personal peace offering” and help build a work of art.

Sept. 25

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.

Sept. 27

Conrad Grebel University College is hosting a 1960s-era alumni reunion with host Eric Friesen in the college dining room.

Sept. 29,30

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 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. 11

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 hillcrest.tickets@gmail.com or visit http://eventbrite.ca.

Oct. 16-18

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.

Oct. 17

“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.

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.

Oct. 19

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.

Oct. 19

1970s MYF and sponsors reunion for Maple View, Crosshill and Wellesley Mennonite churches, at Mapleview, at 3 p.m. Potluck at 5; bring your own dishes. Program at 7. For more information, e-mail kjjantzi@hotmail.com or roppdj@cyg.net.

Nov. 9

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.

Nov. 15

Menno Singers Mass Choir featuring Brahms’ Requiem, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15

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.

Nov. 30

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.

Dec. 14

Menno Singers join St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Choir, Kitchener, at 3 p.m., for a Christmas concert.

Mar. 21

Menno Singers present Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.

May 9

Menno Singers present “Songs for spring,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.