Church Events Calendar

British Columbia

Jan. 17

“Life in the neighbourhood,” a Forge Canada event with Karen Wilk, at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Feb. 6-8

Young Adults Impact Retreat at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Feb. 20

MC B.C. Leaders, Elders and Deacons Conference, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. All are welcome.

Feb. 21

MC B.C. annual meeting at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. Registration through local church offices.

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.

Oct. 16-18

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

Nov. 13-15

Senior Youth Impact Retreat, at Camp Squeah, Hope.

Saskatchewan

Dec. 6,13

A Buncha Guys’ Christmas concerts: (6) at Knox United Church, Saskatoon; (13) at Shekinah Retreat Centre, Waldheim; both concerts at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 14

RJC choir concert, at Knox United Church, Saskatoon, at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15

Deadline to register for the SMYO trek to the 2015 MWC assembly.

Dec. 19

RJC Christmas choir concert, at RJC, at 7 p.m.

Jan. 9-10

RJC alumni basketball, hockey and choir weekend.

Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Senior-high youth retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.

Feb. 6

RJC Friday Night Live youth event.

Mar. 22

RJC Guys and Pies concert fundraiser, at 7 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

Dec. 17-18

Mennonite Collegiate Institute Christmas concert in Buhler Hall; performances at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Jan. 23

CMU Singers in concert with MCI and W.C. Miller choral ensembles, at Buhler Hall, Gretna.

Jan. 28

Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, at CMU’s Laudamus Auditorium.

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.

Feb. 6

New Music Festival featuring all CMU choirs, at Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg.

Feb. 10

Face2Face community discussion: “You lost me: The church and young adults,” featuring Irma Fast Dueck and Peter Epp; at CMU’s Great Hall, at 7 p.m.

Mar. 5

Face2Face community discussion: “On being good neighbours: An urban reserve shopping centre, housing complex or casino at Kapyong?” featuring Steve Heinrichs, MC Canada’s indigenous relations director; at CMU’s Great Hall, at 7 p.m.

Mar. 13

CMU dessert fundraiser, at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite.

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. 8

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

Apr. 25

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

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

Dec. 14

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

Dec. 21

Menno Singers presents a Messiah sing-a-long at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.

Until Jan. 18

“Along the road to freedom” art exhibit by Ray Dirks, at Conrad Grebel University College Gallery. For more information, visit uwaterloo.ca/grebel/grebel-gallery.

Jan. 21

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: Patrick Friesen will read from his forthcoming book of poems, A Short History of Crazy Bone. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Feb. 4

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: Di Brandt will read from a collection of poems-in-progress. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Feb. 6-7

Oct. 24-25: “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. 3: “John: If you believed Moses, you would believe me.” For more information, e-mail miriam@willowgrove.ca.

Feb. 18

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: David Bergen will read from his new book, Leaving Tomorrow. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Mar. 4

Mennonite/s Writing, a free public reading series with celebrated Canadian authors, at Conrad Grebel Chapel, at 7:30 p.m.: Grebel alumna Carrie Snyder will read from her new novel, Girl Runner, set for release in the U.S. in 2015. For more information, visit http://grebel.ca/mennolit.

Mar. 21

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

April 10-11

Oct. 24-25: “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.

May 9

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