Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "The Burden of the Soviet Star," a film produced by Otto Klassen, at 1:30 p.m. each day.
MCBC Women's retreat at Camp Squeah. Theme: Contagious Joy.
Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "Through the Red Gate," a film directed by Moyra Rogers, at 1:30 p.m. each day.
Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, present the film "The Birth of Anabaptism," as taught by Abraham Friesen, at 1:30 p.m. each day.
Columbia Bible College fundraising dinner at the college, Abbotsford.
Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "Menno's Reins," a Dueck film production, at 1:30 p.m. each day.
Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "Remembering our Mennonite Heritage," a film produced by Otto Klassen, at 1:30 p.m. each day.
MC B.C. Symphony of Hymns 3, with Calvin Dyck: (10) at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church, Vancouver, at 7 p.m.; (11) at Level Ground Mennonite Church, Abbotsford, a 3 p.m.
Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford, presents "The Last Objectors," a Refuge 31 film, at 1:30 p.m. each day.
Senior youth impact retreat at Camp Squeah.
Christmas at the Museum, a Christmas market at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford.
MC Canada delegate assembly. More details to follow.
MCC Alberta annual general meeting at Edmonton First Mennonite, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Coffee and lunch provided. For more information, email AnneBoehlig@mccab.ca.
Sixth annual Christian-Muslim dialogue, at the ARCA banquet hall in Edmonton, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets available online at eventbrite.ca.
Quilting and scrapbooking retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.
Fall supper at Youth Farm Bible Camp, from 5 to 7 p.m.
RJC and Saskatoon Youth Orchestra fall concert, at 2:30 p.m.
Women's retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.
RJC alumni volleyball and soccer tournament.
Osler Mennonite Church celebrates its 90th anniversary.
RJC corporation meeting and homecoming banquet.
MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day.
RJC Kiele and Sausage Fundraising Supper at Bethany Manor, Saskatoon.
MC Saskatchewan fall leadership assembly.
RJC Chritmas concert at Knox United Church, Saskatoon.
RJC Christmas concert at RJC gymnasium at 7 p.m.
RJC Open House and Friday Night Live youth event.
MC Saskatchewan annual delegate assembly sessions.
Prairie youth gathering, at Skekinah Retreat Centre. Open to students from across Canada entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2018-19 school year.
34th annual Brandon MCC Relief Sale. For more details go to: mcccanada.ca/getinvolved/events/
Square dance and pie fundraiser for Camp Assiniboia, at the camp, beginning with a tour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dancing, pie auction, a campfire and singing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit campswithmeaning.org.
Two new exhibitions at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg: “My will remains: Reflections on chronic illness and disability” by Diane Driedger; and “Ubuntu: I am because we are,” by Manny Martins-Karman.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate cyclathon and homecoming, at Bird's Hill Park, Winnepeg.
Springstein Mennonite Church celebrates its 80th anniversary; worship at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and an afternoon program of sharing a memory or story, music, or a word of blessing. For more information, email Randy Hildebrand at email@example.com.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate fall supper. Visit westgatemennonite.ca for more information.
Camps with Meaning celebration fundraising banquets, which include music, ministry highlights, food and fellowship, in aid of sending kids to camp; (27) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winkler, (28) at Douglas Mennonite Church, Winnipeg; both banquets begin at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, call 204-895-2267.
Singin’ in the Grain fundraising concerts for Canadian Foodgrains Bank: (27) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m., (28) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Winker, at 3 p.m. Featuring the Faith and Life Male Choir and the CMU Men’s Choir.
Crystal City Mennonite Church celebrates its 70th anniversary with morning worship and an afternoon program.
Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m. Music by the school's band and choral groups, plus art displays.
Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, presents its 20th-anniversary exhibition.
The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada’s 50th anniversary conference, “A people of diversity: Mennonites in Canada since 1970,” will be hosted by the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
Evening of the Arts, at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m. Music by the school's band and choral groups, plus art displays.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate annual general meeting, at 7 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Christmas concert, at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.
Faith and Life Choirs' Christmas concerts: (15) at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, at 7 p.m.; (16) at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate open house, at 7 p.m.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate presents three one-act plays by its junior-high students; at Franco-Manitobain Cultural Centre, Winnipeg.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate bursary banquet, at the Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit westgatemennonite.ca.
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.
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.
"Towards a just peace," the annual Bridgefolk conference for Mennonites and Roman Catholics, at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. Fore more information, visit bridgefolk.net.
Premiere performances of "#ChurchToo," Theatre of the Beat's newest work, at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, Kitchener; (21) at 8 p.m., (22) at 2 and 8 p.m., (23) at 3 p.m. Tickets available online at kwsymphony.ca/concerts/. The production will then tour Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta until Dec. 2; dates and locations to be determined.
MCC Ontario annual general meeting, community room, 50 Kent Ave., Kitchener.
Fall seniors retreat at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg; "Close encounters of the scriptural kind; The delight, danger and dynamism of reading the Bible with each other and with 'the other.'" Same program each day. Resource person: Bryan Moyer Suderman. For more information, or to register before September 14, call 519-625-8602.
Dean Peachey, the 2018 Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award winner, will speak on "Backward/forward: Reflections on peace, conflict and human rights," in the Grebel Gallery, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m.
"Understanding conflict: Foundations" workshop, with Betty Pries, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
“Voices Together: Prepare the way,” a resource day with members of the “Voices Together” hymnal team, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Followed by an intercultural worship service and international meal, at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, at 5 p.m. To register online, visit mcec.ca.
"Empty Bowls for Haiti" event, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, seating at 5 and 7 p.m. Ontario potters donate the bowls, local restaurants and organizations donate the soup. In support of MCC Ontario and its commitment to sustainable change in Haiti. For tickets, call 519-745-8458.
Hymn sing with the Voices Together hymnal team, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Donations to the work of Voices Together.
2018 Benjamin Eby Lecture, in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel, Waterloo, at 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Grebel professor Alicia Batten. Topic: “Memory, identity and the Sermon on the Mount: The Case of André Trocmé.”
"Empowered Women Preach" conference at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.
Parkwood and Fairview Mennonite senior communities fundraiser for dementia care, at Bingemans, Kitchener, at 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Spencer West. Event includes silent auction. For tickets, call 519-653-5719 x4837.
The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario presents "Living history: Indigenous and Mennonite stories of encounter," at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pax Christi Chorale presents Slavic Devotion, featuring works by Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto; (27) at 7:30 p.m. (28) at 3 p.m.
Conrad Grebel University College and University of Waterloo open house, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MCC Ontario peace conference, at Forward Church, Cambridge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit mcco.ca/peace-conference.
"Aging as a natural monastery: Spirituality in later life," with Bill Randall, at Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden, at 4 p.m., followed by supper. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Spirituality, aging and narrative: The sacred art of story listening,” with Bill Randall, in the Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
Annual Spirit of Christmas live music and craft show, at Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig; (16) from 6:30 to 9 p.m., (17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring juried crafts, Ten Thousand Villages, baking, chocolate, greeting cards and a tea room. For more information, visit nairnmennonite.weebly.com.
Fairview seniors community, Cambridge, holds its annual handicraft sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes Christmas decorations, knitting, woodworking, used books and baking for sale. Tea room and lunch available from the Fairview Auxiliary.
Soli Deo Gloria Singers present their fall concert, "To Everything There is a Season;" (24) at UMEI, Leamington, at 7:30 p.m., (25) at Leamington United Mennonite Church, at 3 p.m. Tickets available by phone at 519-326-7448.
The Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, and soloists perform Handel’s “Messiah,” at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pax Christi Chorale presents England's Golden Age, featuring acapella works from the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto, at 3 p.m.
“Cultural translation: Negotiated third spaces and those who live there” art exhibition, featuring the works of Iranian Canadian Soheila Esfahani, at the Grebel Gallery, Waterloo.
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.
Until May 2019: “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War” exhibit of letters, photographs and documents from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo.