Koinonia update 4
Our Gathering 2022 theme, “Shared Life: Together with God,” reflects the word koinonia found in 1 John 1:3. Koinonia was one of the marks of the early church—they “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship (koinonia), to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). As the Acts story continues, we see this koinonia in action: the church shares life together, sharing its resources, sharing in worship and prayer, sharing in service and outreach, sharing in the good news of Jesus.
Visit the Gathering 2022 webpage for more info.
Note: The Report Book Addendum is now available at the above link.
Buffet of Breakout Rooms – Afternoon of Equipping
Offering a tasting of stories, teachings, inspiration and connection. Over the 2 hour event you will have opportunity to choose from 12 different topics, all connected to Congregational Care.
Mar 5. 2:00-4:00 See the buffet on the event page.
MCM Youth Worship – Mar. 6
7:00pm-8:30pm Home St. Mennonite Church. Walking into Lent together, then walking downstairs for Poutine! Contact Kathyg at MCM for more info.
Looking for an opportunity to strengthen and grow your Children’s Ministries? 2 options:
Join us (in person or online) for the annual Awesome Kidmin Conference. This two day event (March 11 and 12) is a fantastic opportunity for those involved in children’s ministry. Topics include understanding complex trauma, helping families back into church, church work when life is hard, understanding the spiritual journey of our kids and much more. Visit www.awesomekidmin.com for more information.
Check out what this Conference has to offer. Heidi Schartner, Children’s Ministry Leader at Douglas Mennonite Church, has been involved and highly recommends it to us. Kathyg
The Advantages of Disadvantages: How Current Struggles in Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry Can Become Long-Term Opportunities
A Faith Forward Web Event with Brian McLaren. Life is fraught with challenges right now. But these challenges can be opportunities for innovation. Join Brian McLaren to discuss how current struggles in ministry with children, youth, and families can become long-term opportunities to pursue new approaches to forming faith. This web event will feature insights from Brian and a chance to connect and converse with like-minded leaders, thinkers, and pastoral practitioners.
March 17. $25. https://faith-forward-mclaren.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138828315
Afternoon of Equipping – Congregational Care. Offering a tasting of stories, teachings, inspiration and connection. Over the 2 hour Zoom event you will have opportunity to choose from 12 different topics, all connected to Congregational Care.
Mar 5. 2:00-4:00 Please see the MCM event page for all the options and for free registration. www.mennochurch.mb.ca/events
Sabbath Retreat March 24-26 at Camp Assiniboia. Laura Funk, Spiritual Director-in-Residence at MCM, will lead this time of rest and renewal for the season ahead. Info and registration at www.mennochurch.mb.ca/news
Join the Day of Action for a Just Transition: March 12 We need a Just Transition to a sustainable future which prioritizes Indigenous people and workers in the energy sector. Here’s an opportunity for churches to advocate for one. Gather a group, write a letter to your MP, deliver it to their office on March 12. Here’s a helpful toolkit: https://350.org/just-transition-day-of-action/ Questions? Contact Josiah Neufeld ([email protected]) of the MCM Climate Action Working Group.
Mennonite Church Manitoba invites applications for the position of “Director of Leadership Ministries”. Visit the MCM website for job description. www.mennochurch.mb.ca/get-involved