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Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Apr. 2,3

Good Friday blues service, at House of James, Abbotsford, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. All proceeds to support the Cyrus Centre.

Apr. 11

Columbia Bible College Bearcat Prowl, a glow-in-the-dark fun run in support of the college’s athletic department. Register by March 31. For more information, visit http://columbiabc.edu.

Apr. 18

Indian Residential Schools panel discussion: “Conversations about reconciliation,” at Langley Mennonite Fellowship, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Apr. 18-19

Camp Squeah paddle-a-thon. Leaving from Hope.

Apr. 24-26

Junior Youth Impact Retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

May 2

MC B.C. Women’s Inspirational Day, at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbotsford.

May 9

Sto:Lo Nation Cultural Learning Day bus tour, Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 16-18

MC B.C. ladies retreat at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Nov. 13-15

Senior Youth Impact Retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Saskatchewan

Apr. 25

Saskatchewan Women in Mission annual meeting and Enrichment Day, at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldhem, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

May 8

RJC spring choir concert, at 7 p.m.

May 30

RJC fundraising golf tournament, at Valley Regional Park.

May 31

70th-anniversary celebrations at Superb Mennonite Church, Kerrobert; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.superbmennonite.com; to RSVP, e-mail superb70anniversary@gmail.com

June 26,27

RJC year-end musical performances.

Manitoba

Mar. 28

Jazz at CMU, in the Great Hall, at 7:30 p.m.

March 29

“Bells and Whistles with Strings Attached” concert, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium.

Apr. 3

Winnipeg’s First Mennonite Church Choir, with orchestra, presents Schubert’s Deutsche Messe and Rutter’s Requiem, at the church, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 3

The 45-voice adult choir of Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, is performing Bach’s Kantate No. 4, “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” and other music on Good Friday, at 11 a.m., at the church.

Apr. 8

CMU celebration fundraising dinner, at the Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 11

MDS spring fundraising banquet at North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg, at 6 p.m. Speakers include Harold and Sandra Friesen and Janet Plenert. Topic: “MDS: Rebuilding homes and restoring hope.” For reservations, call toll-free 1-888-261-1274.

Apr. 12

Mennonite Community Orchestra presents its spring concert at CMU’s South Campus chapel, at 3 p.m. Program includes Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite,” Mozart’s “Exultate Jubilate,” and Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 6.”

Apr. 18

Rescheduled MCC Manitoba 50th-anniversary benefit concert, at Knox United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker: former prime minister Joe Clark. Music by Faith and Life Men’s and Women’s choirs, the University of Manitoba Women’s Chorus and the Buffalo Gals Drum Group. Ticketholders for the previously scheduled event can obtain tickets for the new event by calling 204-261-6381 or online at http://mccmanitoba.ca/50. Any remaining tickets were made available on Feb. 9.

Apr. 19

50th anniversary celebration of Springfield Heights Nursery School, at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 3 p.m. The celebration includes a program followed by refreshments and a time to reminisce.

Apr. 25

CMU’s spring concert, at the Loewen Athletic Centre, at 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 30-May 2

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high students perform their annual musical. For more information, call 204-775-7111.

May 2,3

Faith and Life Male Choir and Women’s Chorus spring concerts; (2) at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (3) at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite, at 3 p.m.

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 22-24

SpringFest, MCC Manitoba’s annual quilt show, plant sale, walkathon and barbecue, in Winnipeg. For more information, visit http://mccmanitoba.ca/events.

May 24

MCC Manitoba’s fundraising lunch at Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Come-and-go faspa-style meal.

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.

Jun, 9

CMU President’s Golf Classic at Kingswood Golf and Country Club, La Salle.

Jul. 4

“Cycle Clear Lake,” an MCC Manitoba fundraiser, at Riding Mountain National Park. Registration deadline is June 4. To sign up, visit http://mccmanitoba.ca/cycleclearlake.

Jul. 8

13th annual MCC Manitoba golf tournament at Bridges Golf Course, Starbuck. In support of MCC’s Global Family program. To register, visit http://mccmanitoba.ca/golf.

Aug. 10-21

CMU Blazers summer sports camps. (10-14) grades 9 to 10 volleyball and basketball; (17-21) grades 5 to 8 soccer, grades 7 to 10 ultimate sports, and grades 6 to 8 volleyball and basketball. For more information, e-mail sportscamps@cmu.ca.

Aug. 25

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

Ontario

Mar. 28

Conrad Grebel University College’s Institute for Anabaptist Mennonite Studies and the Mennonite Historical Society celebrate the release of Sam Steiner’s new book, In Search of Promised Lands; in the Great Hall, at 2 p.m.

Mar. 28,29

Conrad Grebel Student Council presents Fiddler on the Roof, with an all-student cast and orchestra; at the Conrad Centre, Kitchener.

Mar. 31

Open rehearsal for the Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir, at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite, Waterloo; (6:30 p.m.) children aged 6 to 9; (7:30 p.m.) children aged 10 to 15. For more information, e-mail imcc.conductor@rogers.com.

Apr. 3

Grand Philharmonic Choir presents Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-578-1570.

April 10-11

“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 miriam@willowgrove.ca.

Apr. 10-12

Mentor and mentee retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, Sauble Beach. For more information, call 519-422-3200 or visit www.slmc.ca/retreats.

Apr. 10-11

The Engaged Workshop, a marriage preparation course focussing on communication, is being held at Maple View Mennonite Church in Wellesley for engaged or newly married couples. For more information, e-mail denise_bender@yahoo.com.

Apr. 14

Mennonite Savings and Credit Union’s 51st annual general meeting, at Creekside Church, Waterloo; registration at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting at 7.

Apr. 17

Menno Youth Singers coffee house fundraiser, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, at 7 p.m.

Apr. 18

Toronto Mennonite Festival/MCC Relief Sale at Black Creek volunteer appreciation breakfast and annual general meeting, at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, Markham, at 9:30 a.m.

Apr. 20

New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale annual promotion dinner, at Bingemans in Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Issa Sadi Embombolo, founder of MCC’s Peace Clubs in Zambia. Tickets available from the MCC Ontario office by phone at 519-745-8458.

Apr. 22-23

MCC Ontario comforter knotting event at Elmira Produce Auction. Comforters made will be shipped to the Middle East in June to respond to the ongoing crisis in Syria. To volunteer, call Keith and Diane Snyder at 519-669-4084. To donate completed tops, call Wendy Cotter at 519-745-8458 x248.

Apr. 26

Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, hosts a “Gospel Echoes” concert featuring the Gospel Echoes Cross Connection Team, at 7:30 p.m. Besides the music, there will be a multimedia presentation of the group’s prison ministry and inmate testimonies. For more information, call 519-634-8311.

Apr. 27, 28

Spring seniors retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. Speaker and song leader: Mark Diller Harder. Theme: “Singing our faith: Heart songs and hymnals.” Same program each day. For more information and registration forms, e-mail info@hiddenacres.ca or visit www.hiddenarces.ca.

Until Apr. 30

David L. Hunsberger photo exhibit, “Taking community from the farm to the world,” at the Grebel Gallery and MAO Gallery at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

May 2

Theatre of the Beat performs “Bicycle Built for Two,” at Valleyview Mennonite Church, London, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.valleyviewmc.ca

May 2,3

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their spring concert, “Foretaste of Glory: (2) UMEI, at 7:30 p.m.; (3) Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For more information, call 519-326-7448.

May 3

Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir presents “Songs of the Psalms” at Breslau Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Tickets available at the door.

May 3

Pax Christi Chorale presents Sir Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith with orchestra and soloists, at Koerner Hall, Toronto, at 3 p.m. Pre-concert chat with Parry scholar Jeremy Dibble of Durham University, England. For more information or tickets, visit www.paxchristichorale.org/judith.

May 9

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

May 7,20

18th annual Low German Networking Conference; (7) at Bradley Street Church of God, Aylmer; (20 at Meadow Brook Church, Leamington. For more information, e-mail Lily Hiebert Rempel at lilyhr@mennonitecc.on.ca.

Jun. 3

Retired ministers and spouses retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Palmer Becker will share about his recent ministry in Israel and South America. Pre-registration required. Participants are to bring their own lunch.

Jun. 20

MennoHomes “Out-spok’n for Affordable Housing” bike-a-thon, at Elmira Mennonite Church. Options for hikers, cyclists and motorcyclists. For more information, contact Dan Driedger at 226-476-2535 or ddriedger@mennohomes.com.

United States

Aug. 20-23

14th annual Bridgefolk (Mennonite-Catholic) conference, “Ecumenical healing and the mystery of the communion saints,” at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. Keynote speakers: Nozomu Yamada and Father Alfonso Fausone, both from the Nanzan University, Japan. For more information, visit www.bridgefolk.net.