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B.C.

Oct. 26

Columbia Bible College view day.

Oct. 27-28

Mennonite Heritage Museum presents Telling Stories: A Conference for Writers, featuring Rudy Wiebe and other authors, poets and illustrators, at the museum, Abbotsford; (27) at 7 p.m; (28) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., plus lecture by Rudy Wiebe, at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.

Nov. 3

Pastor/spouse retreat at Camp Squeah.

Nov. 4

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. presents its annual fall genealogy workshop.

Nov. 2-5

MEDA “Business as a calling” convention, at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. Keynote speakers: Samantha Nutt, Wally Kroeker and David Esau. For more information, visit medaconvention.org.

Nov. 12

Mennonite Heritage Society of B.C. fall fundraiser, “A legacy: The Mennonite conscientious objectors,” featuring “The Last Objectors” film by Conrad Stoesz, at King Road MB Church, Abbotsford, at 3 p.m. Faspa to follow. For more information, visit mhsbc.com

Nov. 17

Senior youth IMPACT retreat at Camp Squeah.

Nov. 19

Symphony of Hymns II fundraiser to benefit MC B.C.; featuring Calvin Dyck, violin, and Michael Berg, tenor; at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford; at 3 p.m.

 

Nov. 23

Columbia Bible College view day.

Nov. 20-25

Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. annual Christmas market at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford. Visit mennonitemuseum.org for more information.

Dec. 9,10

Advent Vespers with Abendmusik Choir: (9) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (10) at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Vancouver. Both services at 7: 30 p.m. In support of the Menno Simons Centre.

Alberta

Nov. 10–12

Let’s Talk About Conflicting Loyalties event, at Trinity Mennonite Church, DeWinton. Keynote speaker: Gordon Zerbe of CMU. Topics: patriotism, justice, pacifism, active peacemaking. For more information, call the church at 403-256-7157.

Nov. 25

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta conference, Tapestry of Two Uprooted Cultures: Japanese and Mennonites in Southern Alberta, featuring authors Joy Kogawa and Rudy Wiebe, followed by cultural dancing, music and food; at 1 p.m. Call the historical society at 403-250-1121 by Nov. 16 to register.

Saskatchewan

Oct. 27

MDS awareness and fundraising event, at Grace Mennonite Church, Neulange; supper at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 306-342-4344 by Oct. 20.

Oct. 28

MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day, at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim.

Oct. 28

Mega Menno youth event, at Mount Royal Mennonite Church, Saskatoon.

 

Nov. 3-4

Women’s retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim. Theme: “Embrace your call.” For more information, visit mcsask.ca.

Nov. 11

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan hosts a peace event at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon, at 2 p.m. Walter Klaassen will tell three short peace stories followed by two short films on conscientious objectors.

Nov. 18

Mega Menno youth event at Osler Mennonite, at 7 p.m.

Manitoba

Oct. 19

Walking the Talk: Peace Building and Safer Neighbourhoods. A community conversation with Paul K. Chappell, at Canadian Mennonite University, in Marpeck Commons, 7:00 p.m. 

Oct. 20

Canadian Mennonite University open house. All high school students and their parents are welcome. Meet faculty, student council, team coaches, staff, and students. Drop-in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Marpeck Commons. 

Oct. 19-21

Mennonite/s Writing VIII: Personal Narratives of Place and Discernment conference, at the University of Winnipeg, featuring Miriam Toews and Rhoda Janzen. Presented by the Chair in Mennonite Studies and the “Journal of Mennonite Studies.” For more information, email Royden Loewen at r.loewen@uwinnipeg.ca.

Nov. 9-11

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high drama, “Radium Girls,” at the Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg.

Until Nov. 18

“Colourful faith” exhibit by Segun Olude and Gibril Bangura, at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery.

Nov. 21

Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Nov. 27

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 2

Ready my Heart: Preparing for Advent retreat, in Winnipeg, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn focal practices to use in the season of Advent and make Advent wreaths. For more information, or to register, visit butterflyjourneys.webs.com.

Dec. 4

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg., at 7 p.m.

March 15-16, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high students present three one-act plays, at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain.

Until April 30, 2018

“Storied places” exhibit, at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, featuring immigrants (both Mennonite and non-Mennonite) and how they relate to Canada.

May 14, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

May 16, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 30, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

May 31, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.

Aug. 21, 2018

Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual fundraising golf tournament, at Bridges Golf Course, Starbuck. For more information, visit westgatemennonite.ca.

Ontario

Oct. 26

Benjamin Eby Lecture, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Reina Neufeldt. Topic: “When good intentions are not enough: Confronting ethical challenges in peacebuilding and reconciliation.”

Oct. 29

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Romantic masters,” at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m.; featuring works by Bruckner, Brahms and Beethoven.

Oct. 29

Conrad Grebel University College installs its eighth president, Marcus Shantz, in the University of Waterloo’s Hagey Hall, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at Grebel.

Nov. 4

Menno Singers presents Come Evening’s Rest: Evening, Eternity and Time, its first concert with new artistic director Brandon Leis, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Nov. 11

MCC Peace Conference, at Cornerstone Christian Community Church, Markham, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Focus: MCC’s Cry for Home advocacy campaign on Palestine and Israel.

Nov. 17

Spirituality and Aging Seminar: The Need for a Spiritual Revolution in Residential Care, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, email Rebecca.gibbins@uwaterloo.ca.

Nov. 17-18

Spirit of Christmas celebration at Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig, featuring homemade treats and crafts by local talent and Ten Thousand Villages, plus music of the season. Canned goods welcomed for the local food bank.

Nov. 18

Nithview Christmas Bazaar, in New Hamburg, featuring a bake sale, silent auction and community vendors, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Nov. 18

Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge presents its annual handicraft sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: includes decorations, gifts, sweet shop, wreaths, knitting, woodworking; refreshments in the tea room.

Nov. 18,19

Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their fall concert, To God Alone be the Glory; (18) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m.; (19) at Leamington United Mennonite, at 3 p.m. For more information, call 519-326-7448.

Nov. 25

MennoHomes annual general meeting and Inshallah ensemble concert, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit mennohomes.com.

Nov. 26

Fifth annual Welcome Advent event at Detweiler Meeting House, Roseville, at 2:30 p.m. Featuring Lifted Voices. For more information, call Sam Steiner at 519-884-1040.

Dec. 3

Menno Singers presents Come Emmanuel with Menno Youth Singers and Inter-Mennonite Children’s Choir, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Waterloo, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Until Dec. 15

Painting a Picture of Dignity exhibit explores the theme of dignity through paintings created by people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

Dec. 15-17

Listowel Mennonite Church presents An Advent Journey Marketplace: (15 and 16) from 7 to 9 p.m.; (17) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 519-291-2350.

Dec. 16,17

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Gloria” by Poulenc, and other works, including French carols, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto: (16) at 7:30 p.m.; (17) at 3 p.m.

Dec. 17

Menno Singers presents Singalong Messiah, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Feb. 25, 2018

Menno Singers presents Midwinter Hymn Sing, at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

Mar. 25, 2018

Menno Singers presents Come Light and Life Eternal, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit mennosingers.com.

April 28, 2018

Pax Christi Chorale presents “Die Schopfung” by Haydn, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 7:30 p.m.

May. 5, 2018

Menno Singers presents Come Joy and Singing, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 7:30 p.m.

Until May 2019

Until May 2019: “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War” exhibit of letters, photographs and documents from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.

U.S.

Feb 2-4, 2018

Mennonite Arts Weekend 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. Canada’s Theatre of the Beat will be among the featured performers. For more information, visit mennoniteartsweekend.org.

March 16-17, 2018

Mennonites and the Holocaust conference, at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan. Featured speaker: Doris Bergen, who holds the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust studies at the University of Toronto. For more information, visit mla.bethelks.edu/MennosandHolocaust.