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 Shalom Counseling logo

Shalom Counselling Services presents on February 14, 2019 from 7-9 pm at the Jazz Room in Waterloo (the Huether hotel) called Celebrating Love: In our relationships, families and friendships. This will be a casual evening of music, appetizers, and good company, as we celebrate the connections in our lives. Dinner and beverages also available for purchase. Jazz music by Willem Moolenbeek, Laura Moolenbeek, Graham Steinman, and Mark Spagnolo.

Tickets ($20) are available by calling (519) 886-9690 or at www.shalomcounselling.org/love.

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Winter Camp for Grownups - March 1st to 3rd. This camp is for 20 and 30 somethings who wish they could do camp again! This “choose your own adventure” weekend is a collaborative project between Silver Lake Mennonite Camp and Pastors in Exile. For more information and to register go to www.pastorsinexile.org/wintercampforgrownups


 

2019 Sawatsky Visiting Scholar | Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell

Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, the 2019 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will be leading two free public events. Barnwell is a celebrated scholar, composer, choral clinician, vocalist, and former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. Join us for a lecture on March 8 at Conrad Grebel, and a community workshop on March 9 at Knox Presbyterian. Admission is free, but registration is required for both events.

Location: Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Start date/time: Lecture: March 8, 7:30 PM; Workshop: March 9, 7–9 PM
Event email: bmoscins@uwaterloo.ca
Event contact and phone: Birgit Moscinski, 519-885-0220 ext. 24265
Event website: www.grebel.ca/sawatsky


Dr. Ysaya Barnwell

Community Singing and Worship in the African American Tradition
Sunday, March 10, 2019
10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rockway Mennonite Church
47 Onward Ave., Kitchener

Join us! Dr. Ysaya Barnwell, master teacher, choral clinician and former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock will lead us.


 

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UpComing Events @ Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre

  • Family Day Open House - February 18
  • Bowlathon – March 2
  • Grandparent & Grandchild Days – March 11 or 12
  • Spring Seniors Retreat – April 22 or 23
  • Chicken BBQ Fundraiser – June 11
  • Family Camping Weekend – June 28-30
  • Building Community Retreat – September 6-8
  • Fall Seniors Retreat – September 23 or 24

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Renew 2019: Resourcing Pastors for Ministry
Death, Funerals and the Christian Hope
February 12 -13, 2019

with Dr. Thomas Long and Kathleen Rempel Boschman

Living in Hope, Dying Well; What is a Good Funeral?; Preaching at Funerals: What are the Marks of a Christian Funeral Sermon?; Counselling and Supporting the Dying and their Families

Renew 2019 is intended for ALL involved in ministry, whether in a congregation or in a chaplaincy.

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  1. Face2Face is a CMU series of public conversations on issues at the intersection of faith and life. On Monday, Feb. 11, 7:00 PM, Marpeck Commons, join a Face2Face conversation entitled Let’s Talk About Death...It Won’t Kill YouJoin a casket maker, spiritual health practitioner, death café participant and expert in culture and film studies as we explore our fears of conversations about death and our culture’s sometimes ghoulish obsessions involving death. This is a live-streamed event. See cmu.ca/face2face.
  2. Are you interested in embracing reconciliation grounded in peace and justice? Come and learn from Ray Aldred while taking Indigenous Perspectives on Salvation, Repentance, Peace, and Justice at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, Jun. 10-24, 2019. See csop.cmu.ca or email csop@cmu.ca for more information.

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Pax Christi Chorale (Toronto) presents
Miziwe... (Everywhere)

Sunday, March 31, 3:00 p.m.
Koerner Hall
in the Telus Centre for Performance & Learning, 273 Bloor Street West

The world premiere of a newly commissioned oratorio by Barbara Croall performed in Ojibwe Odawa language with surtitles. Join this celebration of Indigenous music!

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Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions:  Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) offers educational grants for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. Deadline for 2019-20 academic year is May 15, 2019.  For details and application form, see www.mennohealth.org/student_term/, email info@mennohealth.org, or call 1-888-406-3643. 

A flyer for printing and posting on a bulletin board is available for free download at https://mennohealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SET-flyer-2019-01-04.pdf


  AMBS online short course: Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication: Feb. 20 – April 10. Explore the possibilities and pitfalls of courageously engaging differences within congregational life in this six-week noncredit course. Instructor: Betty Pries, Ph.D. (ABD). Cost: $250. ambs.edu/shortcourses
 
Scholarships available! Ready to pursue seminary studies? Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary offers scholarships for students learning both on campus and at a distance. Apply for merit-based scholarships by March 1 and ministry scholarships by April 1. ambs.edu/scholarships

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