Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

MCM Youth Peace Witness Event 2020 Edition is happening on Nov. 11 7pm.  Gathering in on Zoom we will engage in: worship, storytelling, snack showcasing and signage creation.  Entitled ‘Remembering …..our Resolves’, we will hear Esther Epp Tiessen, Matthew Veith and Steve Heinrichs reflect upon their work with the newly released Anthology ‘Be it Resolved’.  Contact Kathy Giesbrecht, kgiesbrecht@mennochurch.mb.ca for the Link to the Room.

Inter-Mennonite Chaplaincy Association offers a unique privilege for congregations and individuals to journey alongside U of M students and offer hope and encouragement in a Christian context. Please join us online for our annual general meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 12:00 PM. Contact Scott Kroeker at imca.chair@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Also visit mennooffice.ca for links to our new video, the E-Menno Office on Discord, and ways to support this ministry.

Help match Mennonite Church Canada’s donation to Mennonite World Conference’s COVID-19 relief fund! Since the spring our nationwide community of faith has raised $30,000 for 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. If you haven’t already donated, please help us reach our $50,000 goal. We’re almost there.

Explore Mennonite advocacy for Indigenous justice  Land reparations. Treaty rights. Political and spiritual covenants. Over the past 50 years, Mennonites – at their best – have publicly resolved to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples, and promised to work for change. Be It Resolved is a new anthology that shares the commitments that our churches and partner coalitions have made, and explores what it might mean for today. With an 8-session study guide, this is a great tool to stoke Adult Ed conversations over zoom, or individual reflection. Groups can purchase five copies for $75 through CommonWord.

Worship and Mission: Book reviewers wanted! What does worship have to do with mission? How should our worship look and feel in order to embody peace and embolden justice?  The Anabaptist Witness journal is creating an issue that explores the connections between witness and worship. We have a bunch of amazing books on the topic and are looking for people to read and write personal reflections that engage church contexts. If you are interested, please contact Steve Heinrichs.