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The soulful voice of Matt Epp serenaded a crowd at Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary on Feb. 3, 2017. Epp partnered with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta and Canadian... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in the World | Allison Goerzen
Gerald Neufeld of B.C. and Russ Sawatsky of Ontario have several things in common: they both served as missionaries in Japan, where they met their wives; and they both attended... Read More
February 22, 2017 | God at work in Us | Amy Dueckman
“There’s a crack in everything / that’s how the light gets in,” is often quoted by Christians as hope that God will “get in” to any situation. But the quote has a strange source,... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
How can we deepen Christian faith formation at camp? In wrestling with this question, the leadership team at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, located near Sauble Beach, Ont., launched... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Silver Lake Mennonite Camp
Attending Ontario Mennonite Music Camp at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont., has benefitted me in ways that I never could have imagined when I registered in 2012... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Katie Steckly
A highlight of each summer at the Shekinah Retreat Centre near Waldheim, Sask., is the coffee house during our senior-teen camp for ages 15 to 18. Campers come out of their shell... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Curtis Wiens
Conrad Grebel University College’s sixth annual Peace Camp was an opportunity to inspire young lives, strengthen community ties and make peace happen in Waterloo Region. The Peace... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Rebekah DeJong
The sun is shining through the tall trees today at Camp Valaqua near Water Valley, Alta., and the a hint of spring is in the air. This time of year brings hiring, planning and... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Jon Olfert
I’m an archetype. My family immigrated to Canada when I was 6, and while I went to school, my parents worked tirelessly to support me. They uprooted their lives in hope of a... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Yun Lin
The summer of 2016 was one the most memorable summers of my life. When the opportunity to work as a camp counsellor first came up, I was admittedly a little apprehensive. Having... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Focus on camping | Andrew Zettel
Picture gleeful campers chasing squawking chickens back into their pen, and others exclaiming with delight as they bite into freshly picked tomatoes, juice dribbling down their... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Web First | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
I am a thief. I steal our food system’s waste. Let’s be clear. Grocery stores throw edible food into their dumpsters. I go to those dumpsters and jump in. I dig through boxes and... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Young Voices | Nathaniel De Avila
An organization that works toward ending poverty and achieving a better world has recognized a young Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta employee for the reconciliation work... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Regional Anabaptists and leaders from around the world gathered on February 12, 2017, for “Transformed by the Word: Reading Scripture in Anabaptist Perspectives,” the first in a... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First |
When Maria and Heinrich Bueckert immigrated to Canada with their seven children in 2011, they looked forward to working together with their children and earning enough to feed... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First | Helen Bergen
A visit to Gift and Thrift Shop in Virginia, one of 108 Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift shops, was a revelation to Tarek Chebli, a peacebuilding student from Lebanon... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First | Doreen Martens
With a mixture of gratitude and sadness, the board of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) announces the retirement of Executive Director Donald Peters, effective September 30... Read More
February 21, 2017 | Web First | Laura Kalmar
In the feature “ A new recipe for church ” pastor and professor Carol Penner reflects on how the “recipe” or model for the church is evolving and adapting to new realities. She... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Web First | Carol Penner
Henry Neufeld’s feature last summer (Aug. 29, 2016, page 4) about the firing and layoff practices of some Mennonite organizations touched a nerve. Only one Canadian Mennonite... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Will Braun
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
“I am ______ (fill in the blank).” This was how speaker Amy Peters began the 2017 Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization’s senior-high retreat at Camp Kadesh, held from Jan. 27... Read More
February 8, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
• 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
Many of you will have watched the first episode of CBC’s mini-series Pure last night (Jan. 9). As a spectator, I was mildly entertained. As a Canadian who loves this culturally... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Artbeat | Royden Loewen

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