MCM Young Adults engage global Church
Visits and preparations continue for our small MCM YA team headed to Indonesia this summer. Eight MCM congregations have been visited and 2 more are coming up. While their engagement has mostly been in learning and sharing, it will become in-person in July, when they get to Indonesia.
Fundraising efforts are underway. Read more about this MCM initiative and how you can give.
Upcoming Credentialling (Ordinations)
- Judith Friesen Epp, May 8 at Home St
- Marcus Rempel, May 29 at St Julian’s Table (Beausejour)
- Michael Pahl, June 19 at Home St.
We Declare sermon series resource
The We Declare sermon series resource, prepared by our MCM Community of Spiritual Leadership (COSL) group: https://www.commonword.ca/ResourceView/82/24191
Voices Together Worship Leaders’ Workshop
May 14, 9 a.m.-noon (ET) (on Zoom)
Anneli Loepp Thiessen and Katie Graber will provide background on worship resources in Voices Together, and the Voices Together Worship Leaders’ ed., highlighting uses in worship as well as the styles, cultures, and eras they represent. They will discuss tools for understanding your community’s worship culture in order to make intentional, theologically grounded, and spiritually inspired choices about worship practices that respond to your local contexts and dismantle oppression in your communities. No cost required. For more information, and to register, go to www.bentonchurch.org/voices-together-worship-workshop.
Facebook event is here: (https://www.facebook.com/Benton-Mennonite-Church-117729861621372).
Join us as we commemorate the Palestinian Nakba by raising the Palestinian flag at Winnipeg City Hall, May 15, 2:00-3:30pm! The Nakba, or catastrophe, saw the destruction of Palestinian society and their homeland in 1948. Over 750,000 Palestinians were permanently displaced and many of their descendants still live in refugee camps. The Nakba continues today, as Israel occupies the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza strip and treats its own Palestinian citizens as 2nd class citizens. This event is co-sponsored by the following groups: Students for Justice in Palestine, University of Manitoba, Canadian Palestinian Association of Manitoba, Canada-Palestine Network Winnipeg, Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Mennonite Church Manitoba Palestine-Israel Network, Independent Jewish Voices – Winnipeg.
MCM Delegates for MC Canada Gathering 2022
Mennonite Church Manitoba is looking for delegates to attend the MC Canada Gathering in Edmonton, July 29-Aug 1. We need 11 general delegates to represent MCM at delegate sessions and 3 Young Leaders Experience participants (age 17-21) to take part in a delegate program geared for them. Registration, accommodation, and travel costs will be covered. Please see www.mennochurch.mb.ca/news for more info, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.