Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

Mennonite Church Manitoba Update

MCM Gathering 2022 this Saturday – Mar 5

Worship, unique video reports, discernment and more. Please ensure your congregation’s delegates are signed up. Guests sign up on the event page.
The Report Book and Addendum are available on the event page.

Koinonia update 5

Our Gathering 2022 theme, “Shared Life: Together with God,” reflects on the word koinonia found in 1 John 1:3. Often in the New Testament, koinonia is used to describe our “fellowship” with God in Christ by the Spirit. As we follow Jesus in his way of love and light, empowered by the Spirit, we experience “shared life” with God (1 Cor 1:9; Phil 2:1; 3:10; 1 John 1:6-7). This weekend, as we gather virtually, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the koinonia of the Holy Spirit be with us all” (2 Cor 13:13).


Afternoon of Equipping – Congregational Care

Mar 5. 2:00-4:00 Visit the event page for info and free registration.
This afternoon is designed for anyone involved in congregational care in your congregation. In particular, those not in formal leadership positions are invited.

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
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: 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.

Training in Peaceful Direct Action. As Mennonites we are increasingly being asked to speak up for justice, drawing on our heritage as peacebuilders. On Saturday, March 19 from 10am-1pm, join members of many different MCM churches for a 3-hour virtual training session with Community Peacemaker Teams. Participants will learn de-escalation skills and tips about preparing for non-violent protest, interacting with police and counter-protestors, and practicing self-care.  All are welcome!  Registration is required.  Contact [email protected] with questions or to include your church as a sponsor.  Sponsors of this CPT training session include committees from Hope Mennonite, Home Street Mennonite, Sargent Mennonite, Seeds Church, Fort Garry Mennonite, First Mennonite, Charleswood Mennonite, and Bethel Mennonite.