Annual Church Gathering 2024
Inspired By Hope

Discernment Documents

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Friday, April 26, 2024
We Look Back

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • 5 - 5:30 p.m.  Optional Supper (see registration form)
  • 6:00 p.m.       Registration Opens
  • 6:40 p.m.       Worship Begins: Gathering Music
  • 7:00 p.m.       Worship Continues - Looking Back at 2023
                          Sermon: Doug Klassen,
                          MC Canada Executive Minister
                           “Oh, How You’ve Grown: 
                            A Testimony to Trusting in Jesus”
                           This sermon will be a loop back into MCEC history
                           through my own experience as a child and in
                           pastoral ministry.  “You (MCEC) became
                           imitators…, for you welcomed the message…
                           with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
                           And so, you became a model to all the
                           believers...your faith in God has become known
                           everywhere.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3, 6-7)
                        - Celebrating Milestones
                            Ministry Transitions/Milestones and Congregational
  • 8:00 p.m.      MCEC Looking Back at 2023
                        - Celebration of Last Year's ACG
                        - Celebration of Executive Council Actions
                        - Celebration of Legacy Initiatives Fund
                        - Celebration and Impact of Financial Statements
                        Session Feedback on LiF and Financial Story
  • 9:00 p.m.      Sending Worship

Saturday, April 27, 2024
We Look Ahead

8:30 am - 3:30 p.m.

  • 8:00             Registration, Light Breakfast Refreshments
  • 8:30             Worship Begins
                        - Gathering Music
                        - Opening Remarks
                        - Welcome of New Congregations
                        - Welcome of New Pastors
                        Sermon: Doug Klassen
                        MC Canada Executive Minister
                        “A Deeper Calling:
                         Living our Hope in Jesus Christ

                        While the Church could join or be co-opted into
                        a myriad of causes, what is it that makes us unique. 
                        If we are inspired by the hope we have in Jesus Christ,
                        what is the response of the Church in the face of
                        crisis?  (1 Thessalonians 1: 2-3)
                        - Shalom Worship & Healing Centre Solo
                       - Offering

  • 10:20            Stretch Break
  • 10:30            MCEC Looking Forward
                         - Growing into the Future
                            MCEC Strategic Plan
                            2024 Spending Plan
                            Session Feedback
                           on Strategic Plan and Spending Plan
  • 12:00           Noon Meal
  • 1:00 p.m.     Gathering Song
  • 1:10             MC Saskatchewan (Len Rempel)
                        MC Canada Team
  • 1:30             MCEC Looking Forward
                        - Vote on Slate
                        - Vote on Spending Plan
  • 1:40             Generative Community Conversation
  • 2:10             Worship
                        - Communion
  • 3:00             Sending Song

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