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
April 2 – 3:00 pm start – Good Friday service – including communion
April 4 – Merle Reist – Easter service
April 11 – Stephen Reist
April 18 – Rebecca Sherbino – from The Raw Carrot
April 25 – Stephen Reist
“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
Online via Zoom
April 8 – … creates an important dialogue around the concept of domestic violence and gender-based violence … a rising number of cases have been reported during the pandemic. “Unmute” is an interactive, forum theatre piece that will allow audience members to stop the action of the play and suggest different approaches to navigating these difficult situations. Watching / participation is free, although limited in capacity. Click here to register
MCEC Annual Church Gathering is April 23 and 24, 2021. Don’t forget to download and review the documents and financial statements. Registration is open . (Full link here: at www.mcec.ca/annualchurchgathering)
From Conrad Grebel University College
May 13th – “Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters Conference Preview Event” … a special video presentation (premiering on the Grebel YouTube channel) to preview the future Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters Conference …. Start time 7:00 pm. No registration required. Link (to be available closer to the event) and more information at uwaterloo.ca/indigenous-mennonite-encounters
June 8th to 23rd – “9th International Conference on Spirituality and Aging” A virtual conference for researchers, practitioners, and interested others to engage issues of connection, in the context of spirituality and aging. Sessions will occur on seven occasions (90 minutes each) between June 8th and June 22/23. Registration is open until May 31 at uwaterloo.ca/ageing-spirituality
From Mennonite Heritage Club
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.