Niagara Region youth play games in support of relief
More than 30 youth from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada congregations in the Niagara Region gathered at Grace Mennonite Church in St. Catharines on May 12 for the “Hunger Relief Games.” Using non-perishable food items, plus items for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) hygiene kits and two comforters, they played a series of five games.
The coffee house afterward, hosted by Doug Schulz, Grace’s associate pastor, included music by youth, and reflections from MCC Ontario’s Sheryl Bruggeling, and Erika Klassen from the Westview Christian Fellowship/Westview Centre4Women; Westview is an emerging MC Eastern Canada congregation. They spoke about the local and global dimensions of poverty and ways that youth can make a difference.
The event resulted in two knotted comforters and more than 100 hygiene kits for MCC, and more than 150 food items for the women’s shelter.