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After stormy weather prevented many rural members from attending a Mennonite Church Manitoba meeting in Winnipeg on Jan.12 on how to implement the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) 7... Read More
February 8, 2017
| God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Option A: Being a Faithful Church (BFC) 7 remains and Mennonite Church B.C. chooses to have congregations trust each other. Option E: MC B.C. rejects BFC 7 and chooses to leave... Read More
February 8, 2017
| God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
• Hans Peters began as the minister of Milverton Mennonite Fellowship on Jan. 1. He spent the past seven years at Jane Finch Faith Community Church in Toronto as pastor. During... Read More
February 8, 2017
| God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
The project that took Manitoba churches by the heartstrings nearly two years ago is finally making major gains. Early last month, the federal and provincial governments struck a... Read More
February 8, 2017
| God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
Jackson Nahayo knows a thing or two about turning tragedy into triumph. Left for dead as a child in the jungles of his native Burundi by the rebel soldiers who kidnapped him, he... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp
In the last issue of Canadian Mennonite , we introduced you to Sparky and the Plugs , a bluegrass quartet from the Saskatoon area that got its start playing music in church. Read... Read More
February 8, 2017
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Michelle O’Rourke never expected that within months of having a lead role in designing and building the 10-bed Chatham-Kent Hospice, which opened in April 2016, that she would be... Read More
February 7, 2017
| Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Following the news coverage leading up to the 2016 American election, I wondered if there was a place for hope in an atmosphere of division and fear. In the days leading up to the... Read More
January 31, 2017
| Web First | Michael Hostetler
An Mennonite Church Manitoba meeting at Fort Garry Mennonite Church took a confrontational turn on Jan. 12, 2017, opening the floodgates of debate on just what it means for local... Read More
January 25, 2017
| God at work in the Church | Beth Downey Sawatzky
A young woman in Waterloo, Ont., is using her passion for peace to positively impact students. Katie Gingerich, 24, is director of The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), a peace-... Read More
January 25, 2017
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp
You may have seen traditionally dressed Mennonites at farmers’ markets or on TV, but you may not know that these are only a segment of the Mennonite population in Canada. There... Read More
January 12, 2017
| Web First | Barb Draper
In 2016 popular online stories on the Canadian Mennonite website dealt with gender identity, cohabitation, church institutions, and Mennonite history. Readers wanted to know about... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Web First | Virginia A. Hostetler
Frieda Woelk, who lives in a seniors apartment in Leamington, Ont., put together a “Special Cookbook for my Children, Grandchildren, Family and Friends,” with editions in 1994,... Read More
January 11, 2017
| Web First | Barb Draper
The year we left behind created big uncertainty for the year that lies ahead. Here is a glance at key questions that hang over what is sure to be an interesting and consequential... Read More
January 11, 2017
| God at work in the World | Will Braun
Mennonite organizations played a large role in putting on a public panel discussion on indigenous land rights in Canada and how they impact social groups at the community level,... Read More
January 11, 2017
| God at work in the World | Beth Downey Sawatzky
In past years, there were only two Anabaptist congregations in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, one Mennonite Brethren and the other, Ottawa Mennonite Church, a member of Mennonite... Read More
January 11, 2017
| God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
In an ironic coincidence, ugly graffiti was sprayed on the outside wall of Edmonton First Mennonite Church the same day that teenagers from a local junior-high school painted a... Read More
December 21, 2016
| God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Tales of families separated through war and later reunited through letters 60 years ago were featured at the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C.’s fall fundraiser. The program,... Read More
December 21, 2016
| God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman
The Oromo Christian Fellowship, which was established in 2004 and changed its name to Oromo Evangelical Church of Ottawa in 2010, has applied for emerging church status in... Read More
December 21, 2016
| God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
“I don’t know if it’s sunk in entirely, but it’s been a good experience so far.” That’s Charlie Clark’s assessment of his first weeks as the new mayor of Saskatoon. He admits... Read More
December 21, 2016
| God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
In an attempt to secure the future of the Salam Medical Centre, which he founded in a town some 25 kilometres north of Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Freddy Elbaiady, has embarked on a... Read More
December 21, 2016
| God at work in the World | Dick Benner
Jared Redekop has seen and done a lot in just over a year of working as a spiritual health practitioner at the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg. One experience that most sticks out... Read More
December 21, 2016
| Young Voices | Aaron Epp
A film produced by the Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) Archives about conscientious objectors (COs) is garnering significant attention. CBC recently aired The Last Objectors on... Read More
December 20, 2016
| Web First | Deborah Froese
“Why are there three Mennonite organizations working on refugee support in the Kitchener- Waterloo area?” was the question being answered at a Nov. 29, 2016, meeting at 50 Kent... Read More
December 20, 2016
| Web First | Dave Rogalsky
Faced with a funding crisis, sliding attendance and shifting cultural contexts, the response of Mennonite Church Canada and the five area churches has been a five-year process of... Read More
December 7, 2016
| God at work in the Church | Will Braun

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