Gathering 2019! In exactly one month the opening worship for Gathering 2019 will kick off in Abbotsford, B.C., on June 29! Around 250 people have already registered for this exciting and new event and you can too, if you haven’t already. Registration is still open! Go to www.ignitegathering2019.ca to learn all you can about what we’ve got planned for the weekend. Then go to www.ignitegathering2019.ca/registration and read through the guidelines before clicking on the registration link. We hope to see you there!
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called all Canadians to rediscover that “We are all treaty people.” Mennonites, union workers, and Indigenous friends are participating in the Walk for Common Ground, a long walk to help raise awareness and build Treaty relationships. You can follow their May 31 to June 14 journey on the Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pfirCanada/) or by searching the hashtag #walkforcommonground on most social media platforms. Please pray for Allegra Friesen Epp, CMU student and intern with MC Canada’s Indigenous-Settler Relations program, as she co-leads the Walk for Common Ground: “As I embark on this journey, I ask that you pray for strength to engage to difficult conversations, energy to facilitate evening gatherings after a long days of walking, and the courage to stay true to the work God is calling me to.”