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What is Canadian Mennonite?

Canadian Mennonite is a bi-weekly periodical that connects the people of Mennonite Church Canada as well as others. It provides channels for sharing church news, faith profiles, inspirational/educational material, opinion columns and church milestones. We seek to build up relationships across the church. 

 

What is the Every Home Plan (EHP)?

Anyone who attends a Mennonite Church Canada congregation may subscribe to Canadian Mennonite. The cost is paid for collectively through the church. Church administrators are responsible for the subscription lists within their own congregations: keeping names and addresses updated, adding and deleting subscriptions as needed. In some cases, congregations may ask for issues to be sent as a bulk mailing to the church, though this is less desirable than direct delivery.

 

What about people who don't attend our church?

Canadian Mennonite sells individual subscriptions to people who are not part of a Mennonite Church Canada congregation. Click to read about personal subscriptions. We offer a discount to groups of five or more subsribers within the same congregation, regardless of denominatonal affiliation.

 

What is the difference between print and digital subscriptions?

Delivery method. Every subscription includes the following delivery options:

  • print-only – we mail the print magazine 22 times per year. The print magazine comes out biweekly except in June, July, August and December, when there is only 1 print issue

  • digital-only – we email a PDF of the print magazine 22 times, plus email four digital-only e-zines in the months when there is one print issue.

  • print and digital – we mail the print magazine as well as email a PDF to the subscriber, plus email the four digital-only e-zines through the summer and in December.

Many people get both print and digital because they prefer to read a print magazine but like the quick arrival of a digital product.

 

What are digital-only issues?

Canadian Mennonite publishes 26 issues per year. For 22 of these issues, subscribers receive a mailed print copy and an emailed digital copy. The e-copy is a PDF attached to the email we send. The other 4 issues are digital-only. No print copy is mailed, and the email format is different.

Digital-only issues are published in the months when we produce only one print issue:  June, July, August and December. The digital-only issue lists articles directly in the body of the email rather than attaching a PDF. You click on a headline in the email to read the article. Select articles from a digital-only issue are printed in the next print issue to ensure that print-only readers get a sampling from the digital issue.

CM launched digital-only issues in 2019 to better serve our digital readers since it is cumbersome to read a PDF on a mobile device. For these 4 issues per year, digital subscribers can read articles without first opening a PDF.

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