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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will be available starting at 9:45 am if you need time to work out how to connect.
Worship & Study
December 6 – Stephen Reist – “In Exile and Waiting on God” (Advent II)
December 13 – Stephen Reist – “Returning From Exile” (Advent III)
December 20 – Christmas Pageant (Advent IV)
December 27 – Informal Gathering
“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
Noon Hour Concert Series – Wednesdays until November 25th … pre-recorded by Conrad Grebel University College. Watch them on the Grebel YouTube channel … https://uwaterloo.ca/music/events/noon-hour-concerts-home
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 Rußländer Centenary 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.
From Mennonite Central Committee
December 3rd and 5th – “Unmute: The Impact of a Pandemic on Gender-based Violence” … a forum theatre piece by Theatre of the Beat … addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19 … interactive, allowing you to stop the action of the play and suggest different approaches to navigating these difficult situations around gender-based violence … Starts @ 7:30 pm both days … Register for your free ticket at http://theatreofthebeat.ca/unmute