Canadian Mennonite
Volume 10, No. 06
March 20, 2006

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British Columbia

April 8,9: Lenten Vespers with Abendmusik Choir, 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Free Reformed Church, Abbotsford (8), and Knox United Church, Vancouver (9).

April 22: Columbia Bible College graduation ceremony.

April 24-29: MEI spring musical The Secret Garden.

April 28-30: Jr. Youth IMPACT retreat at Camp Squeah.

May 2: Columbia Bible College 2006 Open golf tournament.

April 29-30: Bethel Mennonite Church 70th anniversary.

May 7: B.C. Mennonite Women in Mission Inspirational Day, First Mennonite Church, Vancouver.

May 26-27: “Come to the table: A conference on the arts in worship” explores the theme of collaborative worship (dance, drama, visual arts, writing for worship, storytelling and more). Keynote speakers from AMBS: June Alliman Yoder, Marlene Kropf and Rebecca Slough. For more information, e-mail Angelika Dawson at

June 1: MEI graduation ceremony.


April 21: MCC’s third annual fine arts festival, Master’s Academy, Calgary. Theme: “What does peace look like to your neighbour?”

April 21-23: Strengthening Family Ties men’s retreat at Camp Valaqua. Guest speaker: Gordon Houser, associate editor of The Mennonite. For more information, call Marvin Baergen at 403-256-2894.

May 6-7: Songfest hosted by Edmonton First Mennonite Church. Theme: “God’s people now.” A choir from Canadian Mennonite University will be the featured guests.

May 26-28: Women in Mission annual retreat at Camp Valaqua. Theme : “Women in conversation: Celebrating women’s lives.”

May 28: “Glimmers of Hope” with Brian Stewart and Anna Maria Tremonti, Boyce Theatre, Calgary. Fundraising/awareness-raising event for MCC AIDS projects.

May 29-June 1: Theological studies week at Camp Valaqua. Guest speaker: Dan Epp-Thiessen.

June 2-4: Foothills Mennonite Church 50th anniversary celebrations.

June 16-17: MCC Alberta Relief Sale and bikeathon, Didsbury.

July 5-9: MC Canada annual assembly in Edmonton.

Aug. 26-27: Bluesky Mennonite Church 50th anniversary celebrations.


April 8: Women’s Enrichment Day.

April 18-20: Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth “Chalo” experience in Saskatoon and Regina.

April 22: MHSS fundraising banquet and retirement celebration for Dick Epp, editor of The Historian, at Bethany Manor.

April 22-23: North Star Mennonite Church 100th anniversary weekend. To register for meals or billets, or for more information, call 306-363-2125 or e-mail

April 29: Ministries Commission second annual Touring Mission Fest.

May 6: RJC alumni golf tournament. To enter, visit

May 7: RJC spring concert.

May15-18: Anabaptist spirituality continuing education course with Arnold Snyder at First Mennonite, Saskatoon.

May 27-28: Three-camp retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.

June 3: Prairie Falcon motorcycle rally fundraiser for MCC, Saskatoon.

June 4: Shekinah Retreat Centre triathlon.

June 9-10: MCC Relief Sale and quilt auction in Saskatoon.


April 6: Jazz at CMU, 7:30 p.m.

April 6,7: MCI western Manitoba and Winnipeg fundraising banquets.

April 8: MCI Gretna fundraising banquet and concert with Canzona.

April 14: Sargent Ave. Mennonite Church Adult Choir, orchestra and soloists present The Seven Last Words of Christ, 10:30 a.m., at the church.

April 22: CMU annual spring concert, 7:30 p.m.

April 23: Spring concert Winnipeg’s North Kildonan Mennonite Church, at the church, 3 p.m.

April 28-29: Manitoba Mennonite spring curling funspiel, Winnipeg. For more information, call Gerald Warkentin at 204-487-2972 or Dave Zacharias at 204-477-4714.

April 28-30: Manitoba Mennonite and Brethren Marriage Encounter weekend in Winnipeg. For more information, call Peter and Rose Dick at 204-757-4705.

May 4-6: Institute for Leaders: Part 1, sponsored by CMU’s Centre for Leadership and Management. For more information, visit

May 6: Manitoba Women in Mission annual Worship and Enrichment Day at First Mennonite, Winnipeg. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Theme: “Stewardship in time.” Guest speaker: Melissa Miller.

May 17: Westgate Mennonite Collegiate work day.

May 25: Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Senior 2 to 4 spring concert, at Bethel, 7:30 p.m.

May 29-31: Plus 55 retreat at Camp Moose Lake.

June 1: Westgate Mennonite Collegiate Grade 7 to Senior 1 spring concert, at Bethel, 7:30 p.m.

June 5-7: Plus 55 retreat at Camp Koinonia.

June 11: MCI Saengerfest. Worship, 10:30 a.m.; concert, 2 p.m.

June 15-17: Institute for Leaders: Part 2, sponsored by CMU’s Centre for Leadership and Management. For more information, visit

June 16-17: MCC Winnipeg Festival and Relief Sale at CMU.

June 20: CMU President’s Golf Tournament, Kingswood Golf and Country Club, LaSalle. Visit for more information.

Aug. 21-25: CMU Blazers multi-sport overnight camp. For more information, visit

Aug. 28-Sept. 1: CMU Blazers multi-sport day camp. For more information, visit

Sept. 10: Covenant Mennonite Church, Winkler, 25th anniversary celebration. For further information, call 204-325-4374 or e-mail

Sept. 16: Morris MCC Relief Sale.

Sept. 16-17: Brandon MCC Relief Sale.

Oct. 9: Morden Mennonite Church 75th anniversary celebration.

Oct.15-16: CMU J.J. Thiessen Lectures with Ellen Davis, professor of Bible and practical theology, Duke Divinity School.

Nov. 17-18: MCC Manitoba annual general meeting, Winnipeg.

Jan. 18-20: CMU Refreshing Winds conference on worship and music. Keynote speaker: Marva Dawn, author of Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship For This Urgent Time.

Feb. 20-21: CMU winter lectures with Robert Russell, professor of theology, Graduate Theological Union. Topic: “Science and theology.”


March 27: MSCU annual general meeting, Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden. Registration: 6:30 p.m.; meeting: 7 p.m. Special music by Bryan Moyer Suderman.

April 11: A reading by Rudy Wiebe from his new memoir Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest, Conrad Grebel college chapel, 7:30 p.m.

April 2: Conrad Grebel’s April Fool’s Café at the Church Theatre, St. Jacobs. 3 p.m. Featuring Rick Cober Bauman, John Moyer and No Discernable Key. Proceeds to Grebel student aid and scholarships. For tickets, call 885-0220 ext. 381.

April 8: MCC Relief Sale promotion dinner at Niagara United Mennonite, 6 p.m. For tickets, call 905-934-4595.

April 8: Fraser Lake Camp 10th annual fundraising dinner and auction at Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 6:30 p.m. E-mail or call 905-642-2964 for more information.

April 9: St. Catharines United Mennonite Church Choir presents From Darkness to Light: The Story of Holy Week in music and Scripture, 7 p.m.

April 21: Guelph MCC meat canning fundraising ham dinner at Hamilton Mennonite Church, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Music by Hope Rising. For tickets, call 905-679-6506.

April 21: Menno Youth Singers coffee house at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

April 22: MEDA Waterloo chapter annual banquet at Conrad Grebel University College, 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Sarah Smith.

April 24-28: MCC meat canning at the University of Guelph.

April 28-29: Engaged workshop at Living Water Fellowship, New Hamburg. To register, call Delmar and Mary Bender at 519-656-2256.

April 28-29: MC Eastern Canada spring conference, St. Catharines.

May 5-7: Women’s retreat at Hidden Acres Camp. Open to all MC Eastern Canada women and their friends.

May 13: Menno Singers present “Psalms and Hymns” with Marilyn Houser Hamm, Zion United Church, Kitchener, 8 p.m.

United States

June 8-10: “Holding fast to our faith: Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective 10 years later” conference, AMBS, Elkhart, Ind.

Oct. 26: Mennonite/s Writing: Beyond Borders conference, Bluffton University, Ohio. Keynote speaker: Kathleen Norris. Submissions of Mennonite writing sought. For details, visit:

Nov. 2-5: MEDA convention—“Business as a calling: Set the pace.” Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit

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