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Welcome! Here you will find all the news and events that your congregation will need for the week - MCEC in Prayer, Event Highlights, Annoucements. 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.



MCEC Pastors, Chaplains, and Congregational Leaders Seminar - May 2, 2020

This event was originally scheduled for January but was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled Date and Location:
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Breslau Mennonite Church (Breslau, ON)

What does belonging mean in the church? What is the relationship between spirituality, ability, and disability? In what ways could the church do better at welcoming leadership from people with disabilities? Through storytelling, discussion, and worship, we will explore how abilities and disabilities influence our images of God and our week-to-week church practices. As a diverse group of people, we will revel in the amazing gifts that God gives to each of us. We will discuss strategies for removing barriers to worship, so that all of us can participate with our physical, intellectual, or mental health challenges. Join us as we expand the conversation about inclusion, disability, and Christian spirituality.

More information and to register
(If you previously registered for the postponed Jan 18, 2020 event, your registration will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled event on May 2. There is no need to re-register for the event. If you previously registered for the Jan 18 date but are unable to attend on May 2nd, please be in touch with ALW office at or 519-885-0220 X24211 to inquire about refunding your registration. For group registrations, we are also able to transfer a registration to another participant.)



Why Did Jesus Die? - A Lunch and Learn with Michelle Hershberger

Friday, March 6, 2020
@ Conrad Grebel University College

Why Did Jesus Die red book coverWhy did Jesus die? How does his death change us and our world? Michele Hershberger helps us peer deeply into the meaning of the cross by sifting through Scripture and the life of Christ. Learn about theological concepts like sin, salvation, and atonement. Find out how Christians across the centuries have thought about Jesus' death. Discover how Jesus' life, crucifixion, and resurrection change everything.

Event is Free. RSVP Required. Participants should plan to bring their own lunch.

RSVP to | 519-885-0220 X 24211

More Event Details


  1. Pray for our MCEC community of congregations. This week we are praying for Rainham Mennonite Church in Selkirk, Ontario.
  2. Continue to pray for Norm Dyck, MCEC Mission Minister, and the team of Laotian MCEC pastors/leaders who are in Thailand teaching Anabaptist Essentials to church planters and leaders.
  3. MCEC is pleased to announce the appointment of Fanosie Legesse as MCEC Intercultural Mission Minister. Intercultural Mission Minister is a new position within the MCEC team. “I see God at work,” says Fanosie. “I have been a part of MCEC for the last 16 years and I see us becoming a mix of languages, peoples and nations from every corner of the globe.” To read more see
  4. MCEC Pastors, Chaplains and Congregational Leaders event cancelled in January has been rescheduled for May 2, 2020 at Breslau Mennonite Church. The Church is for Belonging: Stories about Inclusion, Disability and Faith promises to be a great event. Register at If you previously registered for the January event, your registration has transferred.
  5. Why Did Jesus Die? A lunch and learn with Michelle Hershberger at Conrad Grebel University College on March 6, 2020 at noon. Join fellow pastors and congregational leaders for this interesting conversation as we peer deeply into the meaning of the cross. Event is free for this brown bag lunch, but please RSVP to | 519-885-0220 X24211. For more information check out the announcement drop down listing at


News Highlights

Event Highlights

ReLearning Community: Niagara Taster Day

Feb 29th, 2020

Have you heard from any of the people who are already participating in ReLearning Community, a two year discipleship training journey?  Would you like to hear more about how you too can participate in this initiative? This one-day workshop on February 29th will answer your questions about the content, process, expected outcomes, and logistics.

Youth Worker Retreat

Mar 6th, 2020

March 6-7, 2020 -  Join us for sharing, reflection, and networking with others who work and volunteer with youth. Come and share your experiences, be encouraged and challenged as we reimagine, with Michele Hershberger, what youth ministry can be in our context.

Pastors Retreat

Apr 14th, 2020

April 14-16, 2020 - Join Wanda Wagler Martin and Bryan Moyer-Suderman, at the Falls this spring to spend some time with your colleagues in ministry.

New This Week:

  • Conrad Grebel University College Updates
  • Canadian Mennonite University Updates
  • Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Updates

Partner Events


MCEC in Prayer

  • Each week MCEC staff pray for the faith communities within our MCEC community of congregations. We invite you to join us in praying for Rainham Mennonite Church. We encourage you to share this with your congregation via prayer on Sunday morning and worship bulletins.
  • Continue to pray for Norm Dyck, MCEC Mission Minister, and the team of Laotian MCEC pastors/leaders who are in Thailand teaching Anabaptist Essentials to church planters and leaders.

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