Services & Events

Announcements

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September 2018

Arrival: 10:15 A.M.       Worship: 10:30 A.M.        Fellowship and refreshments:  11:30 A.M.

Worship & Study

September 2

Games (after 1:00 pm), pot-luck supper by the campfire (about 5:30), followed by worship service (about 7:00) … at the Reists … 12210 Eighth Line, Glen Williams.  Note:  there will not be a morning service on this day.

 September 9

Stephen Reist

September 16

Brandon Leis … from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

September 23

Tracy Docheff … from New Life Centre

September 30

Stephen Reist

 

Lay Committee … can be contacted via their email address … laygroup@mississaugamennonite.com, or, as always, individually by ‘phone or in person.

Of Interest?

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If there is a postal strike after September 26, delivery of Canadian Mennonite magazine may be delayed. But you can get it on time via e-mail as described above.

Coming Events

September 2 – at the Reists in Glen Williams … come when you can … remember to bring your pot-luck supper contribution, dishes, etc. and your favourite lawn chair if you’d rather not sit on a log.

 September 12 – 7:30 pm … Steering committee meats at the Siemens

September 21 – 7:30 … Fellowship meeting … location TBA

Announcements from our Friends and Associates

From Mennonite Heritage Centre

September 12 – Seven Points on Earth: A Documentary” … follows the lives of seven Mennonites farming in Bolivia, Iowa, Indonesia, Manitoba, Netherlands, Siberia and Zimbabwe … showing at the Meeting Room in St. Clair O’Connor Community, 2701 St. Clair Ave. E, Toronto … start time 7:30 … $5 or pay what you can to help defray the cost of producing the documentary.

October 1 – “Meeting our Ancestors in Poland” … Marg Benner, Erna and Aldred Neufeldt share their experiences of the heritage tour to Gdansk and the Vistula Delta … at the Craft Room, 2701 St, Clair Ave. E. Toronto … start time 10:30 am.

November 21 – “To Kill or Not to Kill: A Former Hostage Reflects on a Paradox” … by James Loney – CPT member – held hostage in Iraq … at the Meeting Room in St. Clair O’Connor Community, 2701 St. Clair Ave. E, Toronto … start time :30.

From Conrad Grebel University College

October 11 – “Backward/Forward: Reflections on Peace, Conflict and Human Rights” … conversation with Dean Peachy, 2018 recipient of the Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award … start time 7:30 pm … more information at www.uwaterloo.ca/grebel/events.

October 18 – “Memory, Identity, and the Sermon on the Mount:The Case of André Trocmé” … Benjamin Eby Lecture by Professor Alicia Batten … at Conrad Grebel Chapel, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo … 7:30 pm … reception to follow.

October 18 to December 20 – “Cultural Translation”exhibition featuring Iranian Canadian artist Sohelia Esfahani … December 20  on display at the Conrad Grebel Gallery … October 23 – Launch of the “Cultural Translation” exhibit at Conrad Grebel … more information at www.uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/grebel-gallery.

October 19 and 20 – “Empowered Women Preach” Conference with keynote speaker Betty Pries … $60 … information and registration at www.empoweredwomenpreach.com.

October 27 – “Indigenous & Mennonite Stories of Encounter” by Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario … at Conrad Grebel Great Hall, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo … 10:00 am to 4:00 pm … free admission … $12 lunch (please register for lunch … more information at www.mhso.org or (519) 885-0220 x24238

November 15 – “Aging as a Natural Monastery: Spirituality in Later Life” seminar … at Steinman Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder’s Rd. W., Baden … presentation at 4:00 pm … light supper at 5:00 … $20 at the door … reserve by Friday, November 9th at … office@smchurch.ca … or … (519) 634-8311.

November 15 – “Instruments of Peace” … 2nd annual conference on International Humanitarian Law … 9:00 am to 5:00 pm … at Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Room 1-42 … register at www.redcross.ca/IHLBalsillie.

November 16 – “Spirituality, Aging & Narrative: The Sacred Art of Story Listening … at Conrad Grebel Great Hall, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo … 8:30 am to 3:30 pm … $60 ($30 for students and seniors 65+) … register by November 9th at … www.grebel.ca/spirituality … or … sarah.mackeil@uwaterloo.ca … or … (519) 885-0220 x24264.

From Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

October 13 & 14 – A Resource Day for Worship and Congregational Song … Join members of the Voices Together team to sing and learn more about the new Mennonite Song Collection/Hymnal coming out in 2020 … Saturday – Resourcing Day – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church … Saturday Evening – Intercultural Worship and International Meal – 5:00 pm at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener … Sunday – Hymn Sing – 3:00 pm at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church … donations to the work of Voices Together … More information and to register.

From Mennonite Central Committee

September 15 – “Toronto Mennonite Festival” relief sale … at Black Creek Pioneer Village … from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm … featuring quilts, food and music to enjoy and buy … proceeds to Mennonite Central Committee for their work around the world … more information at torontomennonitefestival.wordpress.com or call Karen Heese at 905-940-2038.

September 21 – “Choose Welcome” … author Ann Voskamp describes her refugee sponsorship journey … at The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville … more information at www.MCCO.ca/ann-voskamp.

November 10 – MCC Ontario Peace conference … at Forward Church, 55 Franklin Boulevard, Cambridge … 9:00 am to 4:00 pm … more information at 1-800-313-6226 … or … www.mcco.ca/peace-conference.

From Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario

October 27 – “Indigenous & Mennonite Stories of Encounter” … at Conrad Grebel Great Hall, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo … 10:00 am to 4:00 pm … free admission … $12 lunch (please register for lunch … more information at www.mhso.org or (519) 885-0220 x24238