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INTERESTED WOMEN are invited to an afternoon, July 22, 2-4:30 pm, of exploring the role of Mary Magdalene: The Dedicated Apostle in the very early Christian Church.  Featured speaker is Dr. Amanda Witmer, PhD in Early Christianity and Judaism.

Come to Wilmot Mennonite Church for an afternoon of lecture, discussions and refreshments. Please register in advance by calling Martha Smith Good at 226-647-4255 or by email at There is no charge.


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An investment for you, bonus interest for your church!

Kindred Credit Union offers you a unique way to invest through Church Builder GICs. You invest in a guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) that earns a competitive interest rate and, in return, Kindred donates an additional 0.25% interest to the church of your choice. Please contact Kindred before June 26 and consider naming your church as the bonus interest recipient. For more information, visit to watch testimonials from local churches, or call or visit your local branch.

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UpComing Events @ Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp and Retreat Centre

  • 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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Registration is now open for Spirituality and Aging seminar/retreat:

Aging and Spirituality: Finding Courage and Resilience

to be held June 13 and 14, 2019, at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo.

You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

Come for one day, two days, or make it a retreat and stay overnight at Grebel.

We will be led by a collaborative, experienced group of spiritual companions of various faith traditions who work in long-term care, hospice, and the community.

The context of the gathering will allow time for contemplation, relaxation, and community connections.

The schedule, workshop descriptions and profiles of the leaders can all be found here.

Join us as we consider and experience together the role of spirituality in finding courage and resilience in our work, in our homes, and within ourselves.

Cost: $155 for both days (includes lunches), overnight cost extra

            Or $85 for just one day (includes lunch)

Click here for more information and registration instructions, or click here to register by May 30, 2019 (avoid disappointment – register early!)

View or download the event flyer (PDF) and feel free to print and post it if you like.

Check out our Facebook link, and ‘share’ with others!


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Skylight 2019 Festival
July 26-28, 2019
@ Five Oaks, Paris, Ontario

Nurturing a narrative of hope, joy and transformation, the Skylight Festival is a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities connect to explore arts, faith, peace and justice.

More information

Marion Roes' book

Del Gingerich

Books/Resources for Congregational Libraries

We are pleased to announce the release of the following exceptional resources for your congregational libraries.

  • Old Order Mennonites of Ontario:
    33 Frequently Asked Questions
    Author: Del Gingerich
    Cost: $15
    Order via email Del at

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The Holy Land from a Woman's Perspective 
September 24 - October 4, 2019

Shirley Redekop, the president of Mennonite Women Canada, is an experienced tour leader who will act as logistics manager. Join her and Kathy Bergen in this life altering experience.

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  • New Fraktur Exhibit
    May 6 – October 25, 2019
    Come visit the Grebel Gallery’s latest exhibit, New Fraktur, at Conrad Grebel University College. Meg Harder’s recent work considers the social history of fraktur, an imaginative, densely detailed, and symbolic illuminated folk art practiced by early Mennonite settlers in the region. Summer hours M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm. See more at
    Grebel Gallery, Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., N2L 3G6

  Seeking an Admissions Counselor and Student Services Coordinator: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, is accepting applications for this full-time position. Objectives include: recruit prospective students, establish and maintain relationships with key influencers, and oversee student services programs and activities. See
Start seminary studies this fall! It’s not too late to enroll at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, for the 2019–20 academic year. Strengthen your leadership abilities in an Anabaptist setting — whether on campus or through one of our distance programs. AMBS offers generous need-based financial aid packages. Apply now!

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  1. Join Professor Gordon Matties as he leads a CMU Study Tour to Israel and Palestine in March 2020. Get off the beaten path on this hiking tour in the Holy Land. Space is limited. See or contact