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Friday, April 27 (7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)

7:00 p.m. Opening Worship - An Evening in Myanmar!

  • Pastors Jehu and Yoel will share their recent experience in Myanmar on a preaching and teaching tour. Relationships continue to deepen with local congregations and communities. Pastors Jehu and Yoel distributed the newly translated Confession Faith in an Anabaptist Perspective to Chin people in Myanmar.

7:45 p.m. MCEC in Ministry

  • 2017-2018 Financial Statements
  • Legacy Initiative Fund Update
  • Israeli/Palestinian Working Group
  • Anabaptist Learning Workshop

Saturday, April 28 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)   
Additional Youth/Young Adult Schedule

9:00 a.m. Opening Worship

  • Barbara Nkala will tell is about the church in Southern Africa. How is God moving in Southern African neighbourhoods? Be challenged and inspired as we connect with the church in Southern Africa through this amazing woman.

9:45 a.m. MCEC Discernment & Initiatives

  • Minutes of last year's meeting
  • Executive Council Actions
  • Introduction of new slate
  • Ministry Transitions - New Pastors or Pastors Returning to MCEC
  • Marilyn Rudy-Froese, incoming Church Leadership Minister
  • Stories of Connection:
    • Jacquie East, Westhills Mennonite Fellowship
    • Randell Neudorf, The Commons
    • Ruth Boehm, Faith Mennonite Church

10:30 a.m. Break

10:50 a.m.

  • Stories of Connection:
    • Steve Heinrichs, Director of Indigenous-Settler Relations, MC Canada
    • Leadership Training in Under-Resourced Neighbourhoods
    • Round Table Discussions
  • Celebration and welcome of two new congregations to MCEC - Matu-Chin Christian Church (Kitchener, ON) and Assemblée de la Grace (Montreal, QC)

12:00 noon - Lunch

1:00 p.m. MCEC in Ministry

  • 2018 Spending Plan/Budget
  • Stories of Connection:
    • MCEC Staff Transitions - Leaving: Henry Paetkau (Church Leadership Minister), Liz Weber (Administrative Assistant/Youth Leaders Coordinator)
    • MCEC Staff Transitions - Welcoming: Scott Albrecht (Accounting Assistant), Kevin Derksen (Regional Ministry Associate), Norm Dyck (Mission Engagement Minister), Ellen Kim (Administrative Assistant), Roberson Mbayamvula (Regional Ministry Associate), Marilyn Rudy-Froese (Area Church Minister), Cathrin van Sintern-Dick (Regional Ministry Associate)
    • Welcoming Conrad Grebel University College President - Marcus Shantz
  • ReLearning Community

2:30 p.m. Break

2:50 p.m. - MCEC in Ministry

  • Church Unity
  • Spending Plan/Budget Vote
  • Slate Vote
  • Informed Conversations Initiative
  • Mission/Witness Overview

5:00 p.m. Sending