News & Stories

Computer programming is a language foreign to most, but not to David Dyck. The 17-year-old Winnipegger is passionate about computers and knowing how they operate. “I really like... Read More
June 28, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
When delegates to the July 2016 assembly of Mennonite Church Canada passed a resolution on Palestine and Israel with an almost unanimous vote, reactions varied widely from within... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Byron Rempel-Burkholder
“Kenda Creasy Dean writes in one of her books that youth ministry is a spiritual discipline,” says Jean Lehn Epp, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s youth pastor/worker coach. “To... Read More
June 14, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Lisa Williams
When Jeremy Wiebe heard that the remaining inventory of Mennonites in Canada (Vols. 1-3) were in danger of being shredded to save warehouse storage fees, he took action. Using his... Read More
June 14, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Conrad Stoesz
Honouring the Earth, an annual Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization event, took place April 18 and19, 2017, in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan... Read More
June 14, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
Tributes and testimonials in honour of Alan F. Kreider, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) professor emeritus of church history and mission, and a long-time mission... Read More
June 14, 2017 | God at work in Us | Annette Brill Bergstresser
Mary H. Schertz encouraged Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) graduates, including Canadian Lee Allan Hiebert of Winnipeg, to hold close “the weariness and wonder of... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Focus On Education | Annette Brill Bergstresser
If you find the notion of caring for and healing creation formidable—or even hopeless—Mennonite Creation Care Network has a resource that just might change your perspective. With... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Artbeat |
Palmer Becker’s “little book,” What Is an Anabaptist Christian? has been translated into many languages and used globally. But as he taught from it in various places around the... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
Paul Loewen is wrapping up his time as youth pastor at Douglas Mennonite Church and he’s given the youth he currently works with a unique gift. He wrote and self-published a book... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Whenever she tells her faith story, Carrie Lehn always mentions her paternal grandmother, who, she says, is a key example of gentleness and love. She always has other people on... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
In March 2017, I spent 10 days in Hebron and observed three throwing situations that showed a microcosm of the occupation in that Palestinian city. Hebron, a major city in the... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Kathy Moorhead Thiessen
On May 24, 2017, we returned from a two-week learning tour of the West Bank and Israel, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). We were two among eleven participants,... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Edith and Henry Krause
This is an expanded report on an hour-long phone interview I did for the article “Muddying the waters on Israeli divestment.” In July 2016 Mennonite Church Canada delegates passed... Read More
June 14, 2017 | Web First | Will Braun
After much prayer and discernment, the board of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) is pleased to welcome Rick Cober Bauman to the role of MCC Canada executive director,... Read More
June 8, 2017 | Web First | Laura Kalmar

Workshop presenter Betty Pries, draws the life of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan as a river. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

Where does one begin to renew a church? According to Betty Pries, the best place to start is with prayer, saying, “Finding our way through times of spiritual upheaval depends on... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
“I believe this is the defining issue of our time, how humans relate to creation.” Caleb Gingrich, a student at McGill University in Montreal, was so taken by the theme of... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

The final rally at the Human Rights Monument, with walkers standing under the inscription, ‘All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights.’ (Photo by Ally Siebert)

The crowd that gathered at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa on May 13 didn’t allow the rain to dampen their celebration of the arrival of the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the World | Ally Siebert
“The world has come to Gretna,” says Robin Neustaeter, a resident of the normally quiet town of 550 on the border between Manitoba and the U.S. On May 4, 2017, Manitoba’s... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) welcomes the Canadian government’s announcement that it will provide nearly $7.5 million over five years to Circles of Support and Accountability... Read More
May 31, 2017 | God at work in the World | Racahel Bergen
Craig Terlson is a real-life Bartholomew Cubbins. That is to say, he wears a startling number of hats. He is an erstwhile illustrator, present-day graphic designer, moonlight... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Artbeat | Beth Downey Sawatzky
When a Toronto-based LGBTQ orchestra approached queer classical pianist Darren Creech about performing Victor Davies’ “Mennonite Piano Concerto” with it in concert, it didn’t... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Danielle Raimbault’s first day of work as the chaplain at a residence for the elderly was a memorable one that quickly shattered her expectations. When the 24-year-old arrived at... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
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... Read More
May 31, 2017 | Back Page | Jonathan Seiling
“Wow, what well-organized parking!” is a review that few of us attending a big event will ever think to utter. But every year for the last 51 years, Paul Snyder has had the... Read More
May 26, 2017 | Web First |