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Christian Peacemaker Teams

Christian Peacemaker Teams
Earth Day Walk in Toronto

The Blue Scarf represents the expansive blue sky we all share and has become a global symbol for togetherness. It was set in motion by a very brave group of women in Afghanistan ready to be heard and is now being worn around the world as a way for people to express their solidarity as global citizens for a better world.

Join us on April 22nd, as we participate in the Earth Day Walk in Toronto.

 Canadian Mennonite University
  1. Graduation Weekend: CMU celebrated 80 graduates this weekend (70 students with diverse Undergraduate degrees and 10 students having completed MA degrees in Theology, Ministry and Peacebuilding-Development). CMU extends deep gratitude for the broad network of support and prayer that has sustained an enriching academic year.
  1. Each year in June CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) invites the peacebuilders of the world to gather over two weeks for a selection of five-day courses. Consider taking a course for professional and personal development or for academic credit and deepen your understanding and commitment to reconciliation and peace. For more information, go to or email

 Shalom Counselling Services

Shalom Counselling Services' 2018 Spring Breakfast: Celebrating 35 Years!

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 11am
Location: Crosshill Mennonite Church (2537 Hutchison Rd., Millbank)
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Heintzman (Chief of Psychiatry at Grand River Hospital)
Topic: "What I Find Inspiring: Youth and Mental Illness"
Tickets: $30 (Tax receipts will be issued for $15 of the ticket price and for all other donations)
Subsidized tickets available for students/underemployed.

For tickets visit, or call (519) 886-9690.

 House of Friendship

House of Friendship: Help send kids in families who are living on low income to one week of camp this summer! Sign-up for House of Friendship’s Trek 4 Kids Hike and Bike on Saturday, May 5th, 12:30 pm. For details visit or call Dawn at 519-742-8327 x 119.


 The End of Us and Them

The End of Us & Them:
A Conversation about Poverty in Niagara

May 11 - 12, 2018
Friday Night Location: Westview Centre4Women, 124 Queenston St. St. Catharines
Saturday Location: Vineland United Mennonite Church, 3327 Menno, Vineland

A weekend of stories from Westview Centre4Women and Welcome Inn. We aim to familiarize local MCEC churches with the Westview community and raise awareness on issues of poverty our region.

More information:


Save the date! Sept. 27–29, 2018: Rooted and Grounded: A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. Imagine and embody alternative ways of relating to the land that cultivate shalom among human beings, the rest of creation and God. This three-day event will weave together worship, theology, biblical study and praxis. Keynote speakers: Valerie Bridgeman, Ph.D., and Karenna Gore.
Gain peacebuilding skills for today and tomorrow. Prepare for work and scholarship at the cross-section of theology and transformative peacebuilding through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies. Concentrations: Conflict Transformation, International Development Administration, Environmental Sustainability Leadership.


 Conrad Grebel

Conrad Grebel University College is hiring for 3 contract positions! The Office Assistant and Receptionist (9-month contract) ensures that the main office runs smoothly and efficiently while providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to students and visitors. The Conference, Bookings, and Events Coordinator (10-month contract) ensures that conferences and events are well-planned and organized. The Administrative Assistant to Theological Studies & the Anabaptist Learning Workshop (2-year contract) is responsible for attending to the administrative tasks that of the Theological Studies department and the ALW program. This position requires an individual with strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding attention to detail. Apply by April 25, 2018. Read complete job descriptions at

 Mennonite Women Canada

Mennonite Women Canada

Mennonite Women Canada encourages women to:

~ nurture their life in Christ
~ acknowledge and share their gifts
~ hear and support each other
~ serve and minister across the street and around the world


Canadian Council of Christian Charities
Monthly Regional Seminars

Starting this month, regional seminars for church staff, volunteers, and board members are being presented across Ontario! 

Seminar topics:

  • Payments to Individuals—Doing Taxable Benefits & Benevolence Correctly
  • Abuse Prevention Made Easy(er)
  • Safe Mission Trips
  • Deputized Fundraising for Mission Trips

 Tanzania Women

Photo: Remi Kaupp


Shirley Redekop to Lead Women’s Tour to Tanzania This Summer

Connect with women of faith on the Tanzania Caring, Sharing & Safari Tour for Women, Aug 4-13, 2018 with tour leader Shirley Redekop—President of Mennonite Women Canada. Hear the perspectives of Tanzanian women as you talk with them about kids and grandkids, work, and ministry in the church. Form bonds with the Tanzanians and other North American women on the tour. Visit some NGOS, a traditional Maasai village, and see incredible African wildlife on two safaris.

Full tour details

For more information or to register contact at 1-800-565-0451.

WATCH A RECORDING of a webinar with Shirley and Esther Muhagachi, a leader in a Tanzanian Mennonite church.

 Sunday school

Curricula available from Wanner Mennonite Church

Wanner Mennonite Church (Cambridge, ON) has several Sunday school/Vacation Bible School curricula available. Please contact Marg Strom at

  • VBS curriculum 5 sessions
    Code J.E.S.U.S. – investigating the Good News with Paul
    Pub. David C. Cook 1994
  • VBS curriculum-5 sessions
    God’s champions- equipped to follow Jesus
    Pub. David C. Cook 1991
  • VBS curriculum – 5 days
    Circle of Friends Ranch- Being Friends to Jesus
    Pub. David C. Cook 1997
  • VBS curriculum – 5 days
    Passport to the Holy Land
    Pub. David C. Cook
  • Kids and conflict guide book – Resolving Problems the Jesus Way
    by Eleanor Snyder 1999
  • Loving God-Innovative Resources for Creative Teaching
    By Eleanor Snyder 1996
  • Kids and Blessings (binder)
    Living the Beatitudes
    by Sandi Hanningan and Eleanor Snyder 2006
  • 101 Openings for Church School
    By Carolyn short  1993
  • Cedarmont Kids  - Kids Classics Collections Vol I and Vol II