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. May 15, 2024: Please pray for the MCEC community of congregations. This week we pray for Hillcrest Mennonite Church. Kevin Peters Unrau and Kathryn Cressman provide pastoral care for this congregation. Please pray for this congregation as they minister in the New Hamburg area.

  2. May 22, 2024: Please pray for the MCEC community of congregations. This week we pray for Hiyaw Amalack Evangelical Church. Fitsum Debesay provides pastoral care for this congregation. Please pray for this congregation as they celebrate 10 years of ministry in the Ottawa area.

  3. Pray for many MCEC pastors who are participating in Healthy Boundary workshops in May. Pray for wisdom, clarity and renewal as they focus on creating a respectful and safe church setting.

  4. Continue to pray for Myanmar, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Palestine and throughout a world that cries for peace. Pray for those who are displaced, those who search for family members, those who make decisions and those who attempt to provide aid. Lord, hear our prayers.

MCEC Latest News

  • Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
    - Practical Leadership Training modules
  • Canadian Mennonite University
    - MennoMedia Shine curriculum Zoom conversation
    - MennoMedia Anabaptist Community Bible
    - CMU Employment Opportunities
  • COMPASS Refugee Centre
    - Board Recruitment
    - Good Neighbour Teams
    - Virtual Border Rights Clinic
    - Open Door
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • MCEC Community of Faith
    - Embracing Hybrid Worship Workshop - May 19 in person Leamington or on Zoom
    - Mennonite Young Adults - Bible Study every Sunday
  • Mennonite Disaster Service
    -
    Family project at Fraser Lake Camp beginning July 21 or 28
  • Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
    - 29th Annual Golf Classic
    - Grade 7 & 8 Play - Camelot and Camelittle!
    - New Vice-Principal

More Information

Mennonite Church Canada

International Witness

INTERNATIONAL WITNESS/PALESTINE-ISRAEL NETWORK: 
The genocidal war and hunger crisis in Gaza, along with increased violence in the West Bank, have wrought unprecedented suffering to the people of the region, including our Palestinian Christian siblings in faith. Despite the crisis, MC Canada partner Bethlehem Bible College will host its biennial Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Bethlehem, May 21-26, bringing people from around the world to consider the theme “Do Justice, Love Mercy: Christian Witness in Contexts of Oppression.” Please pray that the peace witness of this conference, and of Palestinian Christians in general, may shine light into dark times.  


Climate Action &
Indigenous Relations:

Climate Action:

Are you planning summer worship? Looking for resources to help you and your congregation get outside and into creation while the weather makes that easy? Join Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister, and MennoMedia for a one-hour webinar unpacking the Summer 2024 worship resources in Leader magazine about Forest Church and Wild Church expressions of worship. Click here for more info and to register for this May 16 event! 

Indigenous Relations:

We hold in prayer the people preparing and gathering for the Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation in BC's Lower Mainland. A weekend of vigil, walking, teaching, and community activities to remember the Calls to Action of the TRC and our ongoing invitation to engage with the work of Truth-learning and Reconciliation.  

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre

Join us on Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM (CDT) for a faith formation conversation. Parents, Sunday school teachers, pastors are encouraged to attend this Canadian forum with Shine curriculum leaders, Shana Peachey Boshart and Joan Daggett. Register.

Now available to pre-order! Celebrate 500 years of Anabaptism with the Anabaptist Community Bible, featuring commentary from 60 Anabaptist scholars, biblical insights from 16th century Anabaptists, and extensive marginal notes from nearly 600 study groups from Anabaptists around the globe. Three editions to choose from. Receive significant savings when you pre-order now.

Look for your sample deck! New from MennoMedia. These cards are a great way to stay connected with families and provide parents and caregivers an easy and fun faith formation resource. A sample deck was sent to your congregation, courtesy of Mennonite Church Canada and your regional church. Additional decks of cards are available.  

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Use our resources to foster understanding, promote resilience and raise awareness about the importance of mental health during the month of May (and beyond).

Church Year Resources 

Materials to buy, borrow or access online:

Quick Links               Ministry Opportunities     Pastoral Transitions     Guest Speakers


 

Bulletin Cut and Paste

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. May 15, 2024: Please pray for the MCEC community of congregations. This week we pray for Hillcrest Mennonite Church. Kevin Peters Unrau and Kathryn Cressman provide pastoral care for this congregation. Please pray for this congregation as they minister in the New Hamburg area.

  2. May 22, 2024: Please pray for the MCEC community of congregations. This week we pray for Hiyaw Amalack Evangelical Church. Fitsum Debesay provides pastoral care for this congregation. Please pray for this congregation as they celebrate 10 years of ministry in the Ottawa area.

  3. Pray for many MCEC pastors who are participating in Healthy Boundary workshops in May. Pray for wisdom, clarity and renewal as they focus on creating a respectful and safe church setting.

  4. Continue to pray for Myanmar, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Palestine and throughout a world that cries for peace. Pray for those who are displaced, those who search for family members, those who make decisions and those who attempt to provide aid. Lord, hear our prayers.

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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