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, Coronavirus Update Information, 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.

 

  1. Pray for our MCEC community of congregations. We invite you to pray for Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church.

  2. My View From Here - An MCEC VLOG from Leah Reesor-Keller. Encounters with the Divine is this week's edition at www.mcec.ca/news. How have you experienced the divine in the everyday?

  3. MCEC ReLearning Community - November 7-8, 2020 - Building a Discipleship Culture - Participate in a two-year spiritual journey that will impact you, your congregation, and your community. Teams are coached through small and large group experiences in order to help ordinary people have ordinary conversations about Jesus. This is the first of four weekend gatherings which will focus on the importance of starting by building a discipling culture in our churches. Contact Norm Dyck.
  4. MCEC Virtual Fall Gathering 2020 - November 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m. What good/new thing has been made possible during Covid? - A time of listening, sharing and encouragement as we talk to each other about God's faithfulness over the last few months. Come prepared to talk with known and new friends from other congregations. Installation of Leah Reesor-Keller, MCEC Executive Minister, as she has begun her work this fall. Installation of Fanosie Legesse, International Mission Minister, who began his work this past spring.

MCEC in Prayer

MCEC Latest News

Upcoming Events

Mennonite Church Canada Virtual Study Conference

Oct 24th, 2020

Table Talk: Does the Church still have legs?

We will examine what it means to be the church and the role of worship. The conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, through Zoom, a virtual-meeting platform.

The conference is intended for pastors, lay leaders and anyone interested in an academic-oriented approach to discerning the purpose and nature of the church.

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ReLearning Community (Cohort 5): Building a Disicpling Culture

Nov 7th, 2020

November 7-8, 2020 - Building a Discipleship Culture - Participate in a two-year spiritual journey that will impact you, your congregation, and your community. Teams are coached through small and large group experiences in order to help ordinary people have ordinary conversations about Jesus. This is the first of four weekend gatherings which will focus on the importance of starting by building a discipling culture in our churches.

If you or your congregation are interested in this ReLearning Community event, please contact Norm Dyck.

Fall MCEC Gathering

Nov 14th, 2020

Hold the date. This is happening!! It will be a virtual meeting on Zoom from 10am to 11:30am.

Come together to connect with your sisters and brothers across MCEC. Discover how God is moving in this pandemic times.

Meet Leah Reesor-Keller, new Executive Minister. Celebrate the beginning of her ministry.

Meet Fanosie Legesse, Intercultural Mission Minister. Celebrate the beginning of his ministry.

More details will follow.

  • Theatre of the Beat - "Yellow Bellies" - A resource as Peace Sunday approaches.
  • Conrad Grebel University College
    Pastors Forum - Sustaining spirits and holding hope: Ministry with isolated older adults through pandemic and beyond
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Partner Events & Announcements

 

The "New Normal" - What Comes Next? On Line Discussion.

How are other congregations working through the New Normal? Most recent resources on Re-Opening our Church Buildings.

Quick Links               Ministry Opportunities     Pastoral Transitions     Guest Speakers

Ideas and Pandemic Resources
How might we Extend the Peace of Jesus Christ to those around us?

Mennonite Church Canada Pandemic Resources
   
CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre


The Regional Churches (MCEC, Mennonite Church Manitoba, Mennonite Church Saskatchewan, Mennonite Church Alberta and Mennonite Church British Columbia) are working with Mennonite Church Canada and CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Center to offer you the best pandemic resources. The Mennonite Church Canada page will highlight resources and direct you to CommonWord. CommonWord continues to provide amazing resources to our nationwide community of faith.

 

Youth Ministers, Workers and Sponsors throughout MCEC have gathered some helpful information for those focused on youth ministry during this time of physical distancing.
Please see their resources on our MCEC website.

 

Contact Lisa Williams with your ideas and resources.

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