Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

MCM Staff Connecting with Congregations

MCM Leadership Staff are always happy to connect with congregations through preaching, Sunday School classes, or other special events.

Upcoming dates include:
August 1:   Michael Pahl preaching at Douglas Mennonite Church
                  Rick Neufeld preaching at Morden Mennonite Church
August 29: Dorothy Fontaine preaching at Prairie Mennonite Fellowship

Springfield Heights Mennonite Church is looking for a Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This position is .05 FTE (20 hours a week) student position for a 1-year term starting at the beginning of September 2021. We are looking for a passionate, outgoing, creative, and fast learner person to serve our Children and Junior and Senior High Youth. If you are interested about this position, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to joseluis@springfieldheights.ca. For more information, please visit our website https://springfieldheights.ca/jobs. The application deadline is August 13, 2021 but the position will remain open until a candidate is found.

Thank Water Protectors Special Service: Sunday, August 22, 2PM
Pray, Learn, Support, Resist.  
Join Hope Mennonite’s Justice Team in one of three simultaneous services as we give gratitude to Water Protectors who are defending waters and wild rice beds in Minnesota from the Line 3 pipeline expansion.  Each service will include prayers, songs, a scripture reading, and actions.  You’re invited to RSVP to one of the following virtual or in-person gatherings:

1) A TD Bank in Winnipeg (648 Notre Dame Ave) to connect with those funding fossil fuel expansion in the midst of a climate crisis.  Contact Allegra or Steve.

2) The Enbridge Line 3 Pumping Station at Gretna Manitoba, our own Manitoba part of Line 3, where we will plant seeds of change.  Contact Chris and Carolyn.

3) Zoom.  Join the Zoom Service to show your gratitude for – and support of – those protecting water and wild rice beds. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81194547358?pwd=dVpKRzVHYnptWVUyNGxkc09Vd0hYZz09  Contact Kirsten or Lisa.

INDIGENOUS-SETTLER RELATIONS

Supporting #LandBack In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples stated that a central path to healing the broken relationship between Settler and Indigenous peoples was the reparation of a good amount of land. Hhow can churches support Indigenous #landback movements? A coalition of Anabaptists has assembled a booklet with stories from Canada and the U.S. that offers courageous imagination and “next steps”: from restitution funds in church budgets, to sharing inheritance monies, to supporting peaceful frontline reoccupations. Check it out here: https://dofdmenno.org/stories-of-repair/
Call on Canadian bishops to make papal apology possible In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on the Pope to make an apology to survivors of Indian residential schools here in Canada (Call to Action #58). But the Pope—an ardent supporter of Indigenous peoples’ rights, dignity and wellbeing— cannot come without an express invitation from the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops. This is not just a Catholic issue, but a matter of concern for all Christians and all Canadians. We need the bishops to heed the call of survivors so that this vital step toward healing can take place. Consider signing the following petition, crafted by Catholic colleagues.