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Ministry Opportunity

The Willowgrove Board of Directors is currently recruiting for an Executive Director to begin January/February 2020. For questions, or to submit an application, contact the Board chair, Freda Burkholder, at

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Bruxy Cavey on Engaging New Missional Leaders.
Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 pm at The MeetingHouse in Oakville.
You are invited to hear Bruxy as he addresses the leaders of the Council of International Anabaptist Ministries on this critical and timely topic.  Concurrent sessions will continue throughout the day on Wednesday, January 15, from 9 am to 4 pm.  No meal provided.  Sessions are free and open to the public.  For more information contact

MC Canada Witness is our connection to the Council of International Anabaptist Ministries. Their annual conference is held in Ontario this year. For more information on CIM, please see the Mennonite World Conference website.

AMBS online short course: Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication: April 15 – May 26. Join Betty Pries, Ph.D., to explore the possibilities and pitfalls of courageously engaging differences within congregational life in this six-week online course. No grades, no papers! CEUs available. Early registration discount of $50 ends March 25.
Join the Journey program! Nurture your leadership abilities. Tend to your spiritual formation. Deepen your theological perspectives. AMBS’s Journey Missional Leadership Development Program offers mentor-mentee partnerships, distance-learning opportunities and community support. Open to all who are exploring what ministry looks like in their life. Save $100 if you sign up by Dec. 16!
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Advent Jazz Vespers – This will be a moment of calm in the busy-ness of December to recall the love of God present in the mystery of Bethlehem's manger. Music, readings and prayer will be offered by a group of local jazz musicians. All are welcome.  December 10, at 7:00PM in the Conrad Grebel University College Chapel.

Make-A-Difference-Market – Make-A-Difference Market is a Conrad Grebel Student Council Peace Society Christmas shopping fundraiser with fair trade and local vendors, a food and bake sale, a silent auction, and live music. Proceeds will be donated to SheCycle; a student initiative developing reusable menstrual, antimicrobial pads for women in developing countries. Join us December 7th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Conrad Grebel University College.

Nunsense: The Musical! – Conrad Grebel, in partnership with Aha! Productions presents the off-broadway hit musical Nunsense as part of the Fill the Table campaign. All proceeds will be used for expanding the college kitchen and dining room space. February 20-23, 2020. $40 adult, $20 student. Order tickets now at

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Starting Dec. 1, CMU’s Sunday@CMU Radio Program will feature a series of reflections by Dr. Paul Doerksen, Associate Professor of Theology and Anabaptist Studies, exploring key dimensions of the Advent season. Sunday@CMU airs Sunday mornings at 8:30-8:45 AM on CFAM 950 and AM 1250. Programs can be accessed through the CMU website at

Seekers of peace, farmers, engineers, artists, teachers, young and old… consider taking a one-week intensive class through the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, Jun. 8-12 and 15-19, 2020. See for more information.