Weekly News

Welcome! Here you will find all the news and events that your congregation will need for the week - MCEC in Prayer, Event Highlights, Mennonite Church Canada Updates, Announcements. Check out the hot buttons to ministry opportunities and pastoral transitions. Administrative Assistants: make sure to see the Bulletin Cut and Paste below.  Bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. New items will begin to appear on Monday and the newsletter will come to your inbox on Wednesday.

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MCEC in Prayer 

  1. Each week we pray for a faith community within the MCEC community of congregations. Over the summer, we encourage you to pray for the MCEC congregations in your geographic area/cluster. If you would like a list of the congregations in your cluster, please contact Lisa Williams, Director of Communications.

  2. Our nationwide community of faith is meeting in Edmonton, AB from July 29 - August 1 at the Mennonite Church Canada Gathering. Pray for all those travelling, for the leadership and volunteers and for all those gathering in-person and online. As a community, worship and prayer ground us in God's love and connect us to the Spirit's movement. May this summer be a summer of transformation and inspiration.

MCEC Latest News

  • Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  • Canadian Mennonite University
  • Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
  • UMEI Christian Highschool

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Mennonite Church Canada 

Nationwide Summer Services are back!
Mennonite Church Canada will once again share worship services from congregations across our nationwide community of faith this summer.

The services and a schedule are available on the MC Canada website.

  • July 31, 2022 - MC CANADA GATHERING SERVICE IN EDMONTON                               
  • August 7, 2022 - To be announced
  • August 14, 2022 - Mount Royal Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church Saskatchewan)
  • August 21, 2022 - Bethel Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church Manitoba)
  • August 28, 2022 - Eigenheim Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church Saskatchewan)
  • September 4, 2022 - Bethany Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church Eastern Canada) 

Song commissioned for Gathering 2022 blends virtual voices from across Mennonite Church Canada


 

“When Doug Klassen started to dream about the in-person gathering of MC Canada, he wondered if I might be able to write something based on the theme. That was so long ago that the key scripture passage has even changed:)

But what hasn't changed is the desire Doug felt to hold two seemingly contradictory things at the same time - the need to confess failings as seen through our complicity in things like colonialism and climate change, and the conviction that in spite of failings, our faith in Jesus and our efforts to follow him should be invitational. Even though we make mistakes, come and join us, and see what amazing things God will do through us.” -- Phil Campbell-Enns, songwriter of “Greater things than these,” compiled by Darryl Neustaedter Barg

Summer Gatherings

MC Canada congregations invited to watch Gathering 2022 sessions online 
MC Canada is offering congregations discounted group and individual registration rates to attend Gathering 2022 sessions online. Share in live worship and plenary sessions, participate in online workshops and network with other virtual participants from across our nationwide community of faith. Information and to register.


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Amplify! 

We are so excited that our registration is full for Youth Gathering 2022 from July 31 to Aug. 4 at Camp Valaqua in Alberta! Thanks to all of our youth leaders across the country for working hard to make this event a reality and to event coordinator Joani Neufeldt. Please pray for remaining preparations to go smoothly and for safe travel for all the campers. 

International Witness

Korean church group celebrates meeting in person

Mennonite Seoul, a worshipping community facilitated by MC Canada Witness workers Bock Ki Kim and Sook Kyoung Park, is rejoicing in their ability to have an in-person retreat this July after much time apart. Pray that God will bless and guide this important time of fellowship. 

Derek Suderman sharing resources with Thai believers

Pray for Derek Suderman, from Conrad Grebel University College, as he travels to Thailand and spends two weeks with Friends of Grace pastors and lay leaders exploring the relevance of the Old Testament for modern Thai believers. To support the sharing of teaching resources with global partners, consider giving and designate your donation “Short Term Ministry – Grebel.”


CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre

Summer Reading List

Recommended titles for the lawn chair, hammock or beach blanket! 

CommonWordKids

Illustrated picture books for young children – including biblical stories and themes. 

Community-Developed Resource

Praying the Psalms:  My Spiritual Practice by Len Rempel.  A way of spending meditative, contemplative time with a psalm, allowing the words to speak to me, and allowing me to speak to God. 

New Video Guide for commonword.ca

Are you new to our website or curious about how it works?  Take a few minutes to view this video tutorial and open up your world to thousands of Anabaptist and related resources – to buy, borrow or access online! 

New from Mennonite Church Canada

Walking Together: Intercultural Stories of Love and Acceptance by Edith and Neill von Gunten. Covering almost fifty years of peace and reconciliation work--from the Black-led civil rights struggles of the 1960s to decades-old relationships with Indigenous peoples on both sides of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba--these stories draw similarities between familiar biblical concepts and Anishinaabe seven “A Way of Life Teachings.” 

  • Includes a study guide
  • Book launch will be held in person and by livestream on Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m. (CDT).
  • Buy or borrow the book.

New from CMU Press

Dora Dueck’s new book Return Stroke is available to buy or borrow. Her earlier book This Hidden Thing is again available.

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Administrators: Thank you for sharing the MCEC story with your congregations. Please continue offering valuable feedback on how we can tailor announcements to empower you in your ministry.

Prayers:

  1. Each week we pray for a faith community within the MCEC community of congregations. Over the summer, we encourage you to pray for the MCEC congregations in your geographic area/cluster. If you would like a list of the congregations in your cluster, please contact Lisa Williams, Director of Communications.

  2. Our nationwide community of faith is meeting in Edmonton, AB from July 29 - August 1 at the Mennonite Church Canada Gathering. Pray for all those travelling, for the leadership and volunteers and for all those gathering in-person and online. As a community, worship and prayer ground us in God's love and connect us to the Spirit's movement. May this summer be a summer of transformation and inspiration.

Nationwide Web-Hub - All MCEC congregations are welcome to join

If you are considering a change to your website, definitely consider the new nationwide web hub. It is much more than a web building tool. Contact Lisa Williams , Director of Communications, for more info.

Click below for information about the features, pricing, testimonials and links to launched websites.

Hub Information

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