Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Leah Reesor-Keller Begins as Executive Minister for MCEC

“We’re on a journey together that requires courageous imagination to open us to seeing where the Spirit is at work among us and in the world. In the midst of the pandemic, in the midst of social upheaval, in the midst of people and creation in crisis, God is busy doing new things, and making a way where there was no way. This is an unsettled time, but we have the gift of our faith tradition to draw on, and our active hope in God’s restorative love for us and the world that is moving all things toward wholeness, peace and shalom even if that is not always visible to us.”
We wish Leah God’s blessing as she begins this new role, and as we anticipate our new EM, Michael Pahl, joining us in January.

Xplore, a 55-plus enrichment program offered by Canadian Mennonite University, offers courses that investigate dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it. All without any assignments or examinations! Because of COVID-19, all Xplore courses in 20-21 are moving online via Zoom, thus making all courses available widely. Eight stimulating courses are offered every Wednesday and Thursday morning over a six-week period, beginning September 30. View course, tuition, and registration information here

Table Talk – October 24, 2020REGISTRATION OPEN  Join our nationwide community of faith as we gather virtually for “Table Talk: Does the Church Still have Legs?”, a virtual study conference on the nature and identity of the church and the role of worship. Plenary speakers from Mennonite Church Canada-affiliated universities and colleges will present on themes of ecclesiology and worship. 
Meet our Table Talk guest speakers: Gerald Gerbrandt President Emeritus of Canadian Mennonite University Gerald Gerbrandt lives in Winnipeg and will be a guest speaker at Mennonite Church Canada’s study conference Table Talk 2020: “Does the Church still have legs?” on October 24. He will present on worship in the Old Testament.

Register for Mennonite Church Canada study conference on Oct. 24, 2020 . 
Our latest interviewPostures of trust: an interview with Tany Warkentin
Liaison to Ministry in Africa for Mennonite Church Canada Tany Warkentin shares in our latest interview about the relationships formed between our Canadian congregations and the Burkina Faso Church and ways congregations can learn more and become involved in International Witness ministry in Africa.

Help match Mennonite Church Canada’s donation to Mennonite World Conference’s COVID-19 relief fund!     This spring Mennonite Church Canada donated $50,000 to MWC’s Global Church Sharing Fund to help our sister churches around the world who are struggling to meet basic needs due to pandemic-response measures in their countries. Now Mennonite Church Canada is asking its congregations to match this donation so that we collectively raise $100,000. Donations will go through regional churches. Click here for more info.