Services & Events
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Sunday worship services will be online via Zoom starting at 10:00 am until COVID-19 subsides.
You are welcome to join us … please request meeting ID and password from email@example.com
The meeting will be available starting at 9:45 am if you need time to work out how to connect.
Worship & Study
March 7 – Jennifer Reist – “Walking with Recovering Addicts”
March 14 – Stephen Reist – “Theology of Monsters”
March 21 – Brent Musser – Environmental Stewardship
March 28 – Stephen Reist – Palm Sunday
“Conservative Anabaptist Groups and COVID-19” – A panel conversation moderated by Marlene Epp, Professor of History and Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College … explores the way in which these group are affected by and are responding to the challenges of the pandemic. Watch it on YouTube … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bey2778deNY
At Conrad Grebel University College
March 11 – “Blackness, whiteness and the Anabaptist ‘Imagined Community’” … 2021 Bechtel Lecture … features : Timothy D. Epp of Redeemer University as speaker and and classic blues & jazz performer Diana Braithwaite … on the Conrad Grebel University College YouTube channel … Start time 7:00 pm. … For more information, visit bit.ly/3nVDgjR
March 20 – Grebel March Break Virtual Open House … from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. … everything from programs, co-op, student life, financing your education, and housing … chat with students, professors, and staff … Visit grebel.ca/events for details and registration.
March 19-21 – “Big Fish” … a virtual production of John August’s musical by the Conrad Grebel Student Council, in collaboration with the Grebel Community … Filmed entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic … This production will be livestreamed throughout the weekend of March 19-21 … afternoon show times 2 pm … evenings at 7pm … Tickets can be purchased for $10 for individuals or $15 dollars for groups through BookTix
2023 Rußländer Centenary Tour
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the migration of 21,000 Mennonites from Russia to Canada beginning in 1923, a group of heritage enthusiasts is organizing a cross-Canada train tour for summer 2023. The tour celebrates these newcomers’ faith, memorializes resettlement challenges, and deals with race and displacement in Canadian history. It will be organized into three segments, 7-days from Quebec City to Kitchener, Ontario, 8 days from Toronto to Winnipeg and on to Saskatoon and 5 days from Saskatoon to Abbotsford, BC. Travellers can join one or two segments or participate in all three.
The tour will include visits to significant locations, including the Russlaender landing site at Grosse Isle in the St. Lawrence off Quebec City, Erb Street Mennonite Church in Waterloo, Ontario, where Canadian Mennonites welcomed the first group to arrive in Ontario in 1924, and the train platform in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, where many of the Russlaenders arrived. In Abbotsford and other places along the way, travellers will explore truth and reconciliation as they learn about the dislocation of local First Nations people, making way for Mennonite settlement. Each leg of the tour includes informative historical presentations, tours and events, plus banquets, Sängerfests and interaction with local Mennonites.