Mennonite Church Canada Update

Mennonite Church Canada Update

Amplify! giving voice to what we’ve seen and heard – introducing our theme for the Mennonite Church Canada nationwide youth (gr. 6-12) gathering, July 31- August 4, 2022, at Camp Valaqua, AB. Isaiah 40:3-5 will guide us as we spend time in the tall trees, meeting God in nature and creation: A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord”. Together, youth from across Canada will find their voices and raise them in raucous joy during worship, games and prayer.
Follow us online at https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/amplify for the latest updates and news or contact the Amplify! event planner: Joani Neufeldt youth@mennonitechurch.ca

Gathering 2022 in Edmonton 

We Declare: What We Have Seen and Heard is the theme for Gathering 2022 in Edmonton, July 29 to August 1. The webpage for the event is now live: www.mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022. Learn about our speakers and what you can expect for our next nationwide gathering in Treaty 6!  Read our press release here: https://www.mennonitechurch.ca/article/12098-mennonite-church-canada-announces-theme-for-gathering-2022-in-edmonton

Nationwide worship service for Sunday, Sept 5 This week our Mennonite Church Canada worship service is led by Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Using Romans 8:18-28, the service explores the groaning of creation during the pandemic and shares the hope we have in the resurrection of Jesus, the first fruits. Available at www.mennonitechurch.ca/worshipservices and on our YouTube Channel.

INDIGENOUS-SETTLER RELATIONS

Ongoing struggle in Minnesota against Canadian pipeline development  More than 600 people have been arrested or received citations over protests amid growing opposition to the Line 3, a proposed oil sands pipeline expansion by Enbridge to bring Alberta tar sands oil to Wisconsin, through wetlands and the treaty territory of Anishinaabe peoples, through the Mississippi River headwaters to the shore of Lake Superior. Native American tribes and Indigenous-led environmental organizations such as Honor the Earth are leading opposition efforts in court and on the ground. Learn more here