RJC Open House and Friday Night Live youth event.
This listing includes events hosted by Mennonite Church Canada and its regional churches, special celebrations of MC Canada congregations, events at Mennonite-related organizations, and community events of interest to Mennonite readers. Some of these also appear in the print issue of the magazine.
You can submit an item here or send an email to email@example.com. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
"The future of Anabaptism as a global movement," at Lendrum Mennonite Church, Edmonton. Speaker: John Roth of Goshen (Ind.) College. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop for MC Eastern Canada pastors, chaplains and congregational leaders, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Topic: "Caregiving in a #ChurchToo world." Keynote speaker: Marie Fortune.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop—Bible caucus (Toronto region)—at Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto.
MC Manitoba senior-high youth retreat, at Camp Assiniboia.
Exhibitions by Winnipeg artists Anita Kroeger and Michael Boss open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until March 9.
Meet and greet event with the MC Canada Joint Council.
MennoHomes’ annual general meeting, at 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, at 2 p.m. For more information, call 226-476-2535.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents three one-act plays by its junior-high students; at Franco-Manitobain Cultural Centre, Winnipeg.
"How to keep young adults engaged in the local church" event to discuss insights from the Renegotiating Faith study, at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, from 7 to 9 p.m. Panel discussion with EFC researcher Rick Hiemstra.
Breslau Mennonite Church presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”; (31 and 1) at 7:30 p.m., (2) at 2 and 7:30 p.m. For tickets online, visit breslaumc.ca.
Senior-high retreat, at Shekinah.
CMU campus visit day begins at 9 a.m.
Youth winter retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. Theme: “Music: Voices together.” Join youth from across MC Eastern Canada to learn some new songs, talk about worship and create worship materials.
"Leading council, committee and congregational meetings," at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speaker: Betty Pries of Credence & Co.
Opera workshop, at CMU's Laudamus Auditorium, at 7 p.m.
“For the journey: Refreshing Christian faith and spiritual tradition for the weary and wary” retreat with Steve Bell, at St. James Anglican Church, Dundas. (8) 7:30 to 9 p.m., (9) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, visit bit.ly/on-the-journey-dundas.
Portable CMU class—"Surviving and thriving despite cancer." Teacher: Dan Epp-Tiessen, CMU associate professor of Bible.
Discover Outtatown, at CMU, at 9 a.m.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topic: “Shacking up: Sex, love and church commitment.” Speaker: Irma Fast Dueck.
“Leading council, committee and congregational meetings” event, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speaker: Betty Pries of Credence & Company.
"A matter of life and death," a Face2Face discussion at CMU's Marpeck Commons, at 7 p.m.
ReNew 2019: Resourcing pastors for ministry (Death, funerals and the Christian Hope), at CMU, Winnipeg. Keynote speaker: Thomas Long.
Verna Mae Janzen Music Competition, at CMU's Laudamus Auditorium, at 7 p.m.
"People on the move: Human rights and global migration," MCC Ottawa Office's student seminar. For more information or to register, visit mcco.ca/student-seminar.
MCC Ontario heifer sale fundraiser, in Listowel.
Family Day open house, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Puzzles, pretzel making, sledding and more. RSVP to 519-625-8602.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. Topic: “School for ministers: The audacious pastor.” Speaker: Anthony D. Bailey
LEAD conference, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond.
MC B.C. annual general meeting, at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond.
Pastors and Leaders 2019 event, at Anabaptist Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. Theme: "Loving our neighbours in tense times." For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/ambs-pastors-leaders-2019.
Credence and Company presents “Understanding conflict resolution,” at Conrad Grebel University College, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speakers: Marg Van-Herk and Keith Regehr.
Music Therapy coffeehouse, at CMU's Marpeck Commons, at 7 p.m.
MC Saskatchewan annual delegate assembly sessions, at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim.
MC Saskatchewan annual delegate sessions, "Deepening our walk with Christ," at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim. Plenary speaker: David E. Finch of Northern Seminary.
MC Manitoba junior-high youth retreat, at Camp Assiniboia.
Mennonite Community Orchestra, performs at CMU, Winnipeg, at 3 p.m. Featuring CMU student pianist Emma Heinrichs.
Exhibitions by Melissa Coyle and Sandra Campbell open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until April 27.
CMU Festival Chorus and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra perform Verdi's "Requiem," at Winnipeg's Centennial Concert Hall, at 8 p.m.
Exhibitions by Melissa Coyle and Sandra Campbell open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until April 27
MC Alberta annual delegate sessions, at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury. Theme: “Vision 2020: God’s leading.”
Worship clinic for Waterloo Region, at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening. For lay worship leaders, pastors and those who want to reflect on worship practice. Instructor: Sarah Johnson.
Women's retreat, at Shekinah.
Women's retreat at Shekinah.
Worship clinic for Niagara Region, at Vineland United Mennonite Church, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For lay worship leaders, pastors and those who want to reflect on worship practice. Instructor: Sarah Johnson.
CMU spring open house, begins at 10 a.m.
Jazz at CMU, at 7 p.m.
Handbell and guitar ensembles perform at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Pax Chrisit Chorale presents Miziwe...(Everywhere...), the world premiere of a newly commissioned oratorio sung in the Ojibwe Odawa language (with subtitles), at Koerner Hall, Toronto at 3 p.m.
#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.
Spring at CMU fundraiser, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Featuring the presentation of the 2019 CMU PAX Award to author Rudy Wiebe.
"Following Jesus together as Anglicans and Mennonites, Pt. 1," at Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun.
Menno Singers present "Lamentation," a Lenten service: (6) at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m., (7) at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora, at 3 p.m.
Women of MC Eastern Canada Enrichment Day, at Floradale Mennonite Church. Resource person: Marilyn Rudy-Froese. Theme: "Travelling companions: We don't know where we are going but we know how to get there."
Grand Philharmonic Choir, Children’s Choir and Youth Choir, with the K-W Symphony, present J.S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.
MCC Ontario meat canning, in Elmira.
MC Eastern Canada annual church gathering, "Deepening our relationship with God," at Steinmann Mennonite, Baden. Keynote speaker: April Yamasaki.
Spring concert, at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
MCC Ontario meat canning, in Leamington.
Exhibitions by Yisa Akinbolaji and Gabriela Aguero open at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg. Runs until June 22.
Mennonite Mass Choir presents "Celebration," hymns of praise by Mendelssohn, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m.
Junior youth retreat. Theme: “Music: Voices together.” Join youth from across MC Eastern Canada to learn some new songs, talk about worship and create worship materials.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit westgatemennonite.ca.
Faith studies conference.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.
Junior-high retreat, at Elim.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate junior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate senior-high spring concert, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
MC Alberta women's retreat, at Sylvan Lake.
Camp Valaqua hike-a-thon.
Camp Valaqua garden party.
“Igniting the imagination of the church” MC Canada delegate assembly, at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, Abbotsford: (28) leaders assembly; (29) business/delegate meeting; (29-1) inspirational conference. Special events for youth and children.
"Towards a just peace," the annual Bridgefolk conference for Mennonites and Roman Catholics, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. The focus will be on church and social relationships with First Nations peoples. For more information, visit bridgefolk.net.
Prairie youth gathering, at Shekinah Summer Camp. Theme: "Shake: Rattled by the Radical (Jesus)." Open to students from across Canada entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2018-19 school year. Hosted by MC Saskatchewan and MC Manitoba. Information coming soon to prairieyouth.ca. Follow on Instagram @prairieyouth.ca for the latest updates.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. fundraiser, with comedian Matt Falk, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, at 7 p.m.
Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. genealogy workshops, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
"Following Jesus together as Anglicans and Mennonites, Pt. 2," at Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instructor: Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun.
Annual Christmas market, at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.