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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

Gord Enns leads a bicycle tour of five farms in the Osler, Sask., area that sell meat, vegetables, fruit and baked goods directly to consumers. (Photo courtesy of Gord Enns)

On a sunny Saturday in early September, 13 cyclists set out to explore the Local Food Trail near Osler, Sask. Gord Enns, who is executive director of the Saskatoon Food Council... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donna Schulz
The 2017 Walk for Reconciliation recognizing First Nations peoples drew an estimated 50,000 people in Vancouver on Sept. 24. Some two-dozen Mennonites from several Lower Mainland... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Amy Dueckman
As a teenager, Ghada Ageel had heated debates with her grandmother at their home in the Khan Younis refugee camp in South Gaza. “I asked my grandmother many questions: Why didn’t... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in the World | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Like most musicians and artists, Brandon Leis uses his gifts in many places and in many ways to make a living. Most recently, he was appointed as the new music director of the... Read More
October 18, 2017 | God at work in Us | Dave Rogalsky
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen / Nobody knows my sorrow / Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen / Nobody knows but Jesus By entitling his book with the words of the African-... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Dave Rogalsky
Humans have a long history of elevating knowledge over trust. Consider Adam and Eve. They had God’s full attention and companionship—and Eden—but they couldn’t resist the off-... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Deborah Froese
Theology, Spirituality Approaching the Divine: Signs and Symbols of the Christian Faith . Margaret Loewen Reimer. CMU Press, 2017, 96 pages. This book explores the history and... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Barb Draper
Justin Rempel has been making up stories ever since he learned to write. The animals on his parents’ hobby farm near Gretna, Man., and the stories he heard while attending Sunday... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Ask Andrea De Avila when she first wanted to become a pastor and her answer is simple: “I didn’t.” While studying at Hesston College in Kansas, and Eastern Mennonite University (... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Ana (not her real name), came to Ecuador from Medellin, Colombia, in 2016 after escaping from paramilitaries who had taken and kept her hostage for two years. She was subjected to... Read More
October 17, 2017 | Web First | Daniela Sánchez and Alexandra Meneses

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