MCC Update

MCC Update

Golf for MCC. Join us for a day on the green, prize contests and a delicious dinner, July 7, and you’ll support refugees and displaced people around the world. For more information about the MCC Manitoba Golf Tournament and to register, visit

Last chance to sign up for Cycle Clear Lake! Challenge yourself to a beautiful 34 km trail ride on July 2 and raise money to help refugees and displaced people around the world. Visit for more information and register by the June 15 deadline.

Sun and Shadow: Stories from Palestine. Join us on June 25 at 11 am for personal stories, music, poetry and conversation from Palestine, that centre education as a peacebuilding tool for a transformed future. The event is hosted by An Najah National University in Nablus, West Bank and includes Palestinians located in the heart of historic Palestine. Sign up to attend at

Guess who’s coming to dinner? In this virtual visit on June 20 at 7 pm, we’ll explore the ins and outs of refugee sponsorship in Canada. We’ll hear first-person stories from families and communities who have been a part of a resettlement story, as well as MCC migration and resettlement staff. Find out more and register at

Are you a ’22 high school grad planning a gap year? Consider MCC’s new six-month discipleship program for 18-20 year olds. Based in Bethlehem, the Seek program will help you discover the beauty and brokenness of the world, while living in community and ministering to others. Find out more and apply for the program beginning in January at

An MCC Thrift volunteer displays a donated game

Pricing for a purpose

If you’ve ever come across well-kept toys and stuffed animals at Selkirk MCC Thrift Shop, Marjorie Sawatzky might have had a hand in what you found. Marj has been a regular at the Selkirk MCC Thrift Shop for decades. When she was a teacher at a nearby school, she would stop by the shop in search of toys and other materials for her kindergarten classroom. Now retired, she volunteers at the shop to continue giving back to the community she once taught in.

Read more about Marj and her volunteer experience in Winnipeg’s North End.