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While visiting Ethiopia recently, Darrell Jantzi and John Peters heard that Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) has continued to grow and now numbers 310,877 baptized members, an... Read More
November 14, 2017 | Web First | Barb Draper
Not feeling safe in the United States, a young woman climbed on a plane and flew to Montreal with her children. But the U.S. is considered a safe country for refugees, so she was... Read More
November 14, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Richard (Dick) Benner, the recent editor/publisher of Canadian Mennonite , passed away on Nov. 4, 2017, at his home in Ruckersville, Va. Upon his retirement in March 2017, he... Read More
November 6, 2017 | Web First | Barb Draper
For Ardith Frey, injera , a flatbread eaten in northeastern Africa, is a symbol of community. It is served on a large shared platter, along with a sauce. See Ardith’s story at “... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Web First |
A Covenant and Operating Agreement describing the intent of both the spirit and function of the new relationships among the five regional churches (formerly area churches)... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
To say that the ins and outs of International Witness ministry are complex would be an understatement. It could take an entire study conference to explore a theology of mission as... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
The terms “financial plan” and “budget” were used somewhat interchangeably in reference to a spreadsheet in the Discernment Guide Supplement outlining how Mennonite Church Canada... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
“We don’t all see things through the same lenses. We don’t all agree on every little or big thing, but we are loved by you, and we love.” That prayerful acknowledgement of... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Deborah Froese
Mennonite Church Canada is changing and the need for communication has never been greater. This seemed to be the consensus at the Communications Focus Group discussion held during... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Donna Schulz
While some delegates at Special Assembly 2017 looked forward to the nationwide church restructuring process, others mourned the loss of what has been an important part of their... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Donna Schulz
Ruth Friesen of First Mennonite Church, Edmonton, says her congregation has always had a strong connection to the Mennonite Church Canada national office in Winnipeg and the... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Virginia A. Hostetler
On a mid-October weekend, 13 youth from across Canada weren’t on the field playing soccer, at their desks studying or settling in with Netflix. Instead, they were helping decide... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
Madeleine Wichert, 23 Volunteer When she missed the deadline to register for Mennonite Church Canada’s Special Assembly 2017, Madeleine Wichert found another way to get in the... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Aaron Epp
Once an avid Twitter user, Steph Chandler Burns almost never uses the social networking site anymore. That changed, however, when she attended Mennonite Church Canada’s Special... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Aaron Epp
After 11 Koreans—two families plus two teenagers—began attending Point Grey in late 2016, interest in their intentional communal living was piqued. The 11, ranging in age from 11... Read More
November 1, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Henry Neufeld
For many Saskatchewan Mennonites, the name Mennonite Trust is synonymous with wills and estate planning, but executive director Cory Regier is quick to point out that the company... Read More
November 1, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Donna Dinsmore began a one-year term as interim pastor of First Mennonite Church, Edmonton, on Oct. 1, 2017. Dinsmore is an ordained United Church minister who has served in... Read More
November 1, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
“What are the dreams that have been placed in us? What has God whispered in our ears? How has God invaded our thoughts?” asked Willard Metzger, Mennonite Canada’s executive... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Back Page | Deborah Froese
Among the many memories shared at a reunion of past and present Mennonite Church Canada Indigenous Relations workers, several included references to the late Jeremiah Ross (1909-... Read More
October 31, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
As winter sets in, over 100 solidarity groups and organizations—including the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) project on the island of Lesvos—are calling for urgent action from... Read More
October 30, 2017 | Web First |
An advertised “evening of hilarity” on Sept. 30, 2017, delivered plenty of jokes, humour and laughs to delight the gathered audience at the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C-... Read More
October 30, 2017 | Web First | Amy Dueckman
Decisions made at Special Assembly 2017 have resulted in staff reductions at Mennonite Church Canada and program realignment to regional churches serving congregations. (See “... Read More
October 21, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 |
Delegates voted 94 percent in favour of taking Mennonite Church Canada’s existing structures off of life support equipment designed for a society and church culture from a prior... Read More
October 19, 2017 | Focus on Special Assembly 2017 | Dan Dyck
When Ed Snider left Kitchener to farm in the Hanover-Chesley area of southwestern Ontario, Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, then known as the Weber Mennonite Church, was nearly... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
“My people don’t believe in coincidence,” Sylvia McAdam told her audience, “so you’re meant to be here today.” McAdam was speaking at a teach-in at St. Thomas More College in... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz

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