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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If an event is to appear in print, please send the information at least eight weeks in advance.
Anabaptist Learning Workshop, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. Topic: “School for ministers: The audacious pastor.” Speaker: Anthony D. Bailey
MCC fundraising banquets, “Serving ‘In the name of Christ’ for generations”: (21) at North Langley Community Church, Langley; (28) at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Abbostford; (1) at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond. All events start at 6 p.m. Speakers: James and Janet Toews.
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.
Day away at Camp Assiniboia for adults 55 and older. Lunch, hiking, fireplace conversation, “Knipsbrat,” and more. Call 204-864-2159 x104 to reserve a spot.
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.
Sawatsky Visiting Scholar lecture and workshop, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo. Speaker: Ysaÿe Barnwell, former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock a cappella ensemble. (8) Lecture, at 7:30 p.m. (9) Workshop, at 7 p.m.
Lenten Vespers with the Abendmusik Choir: (9) at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford; (10) at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Vancouver. Both events at 7:30 p.m. Offering to help the Menno Simons Centre.
Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, March break open house, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser. For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.
Mennonite Community Orchestra, performs at CMU, Winnipeg, at 3 p.m. Featuring CMU student pianist Emma Heinrichs.
Grandparent and Grandchild Days, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. (Same program each day.). For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.
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 call.” Keynote speaker: Betty Pries of Credence & Co.
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.
“Let’s talk tech,” at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, from 6 to 10 p.m. For youth aged 12 to 18, to explore how technology impacts the church and society.
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.
Youth Farm Bible Camp Vereniki fundraiser, at Rosthern Mennonite Church
Jazz at CMU, 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.
Handbell and guitar ensembles perform at CMU, Winnipeg, at 7 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.
Canadian Mennonite 48th annual fundraising dinner, at Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Man. at 6:30 p.m. Music by the Accent Women’s Ensemble. Reservations required; email email@example.com and put “CM April 6 dinner” in the subject line, or call toll-free 1-800-378-2524 x224.
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."
Spring seniors retreat, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. (Same program each day.) For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.
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.
Faith studies conference.
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.
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.
“#ChurchToo conference, responding to professional sexual misconduct in the church, at CMU. Planned jointly by CMU, MC Manitoba, MB Manitoba and MCC.
MC Alberta women's retreat, at Sylvan Lake.
Chicken barbecue fundraiser, at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp, New Hamburg. For more information, visit hiddenacres.ca.
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.