Canadian Mennonite
Volume 12, No. 15
July 28, 2008

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British Columbia

Sept. 19-20: MCC festival auction and sale at Tradex, Abbotsford.

Sept. 27: Prince George Mennonite Fall Fair at the Civic Centre in Prince George.


Oct. 11-12: Coaldale Mennonite 80th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 403-345-3363.


Aug. 23-25: Green Trek: A Christian Call to Creation Care. Contact MC Saskatchewan office for more details.

Sept. 5–7: Junior high retreat at Shekinah Retreat Centre.

October 19–21: Canadian Mennonite Health Assembly conference in Saskatoon.

Oct. 25: MC Saskatchewan Equipping Day.

Dec. 13: Buncha Guys concert at Shekinah Retreat Centre, at 7:30 p.m.


Sept. 7: MCC Alumni barbecue.

Sept. 13: Morris MCC Auction and Relief Sale.

Sept. 21: Mennonite Collegiate Institute presents a fall celebration supper and concert featured Brad Johner, in Buhler Hall, Gretna. To reserve tickets, call 204-327-5891.

Sept. 26-27: Brandon MCC Relief Sale

Oct. 3–5: Work weekend at Camp Moose Lake.

Oct. 3–5: “Take and Eat: A Conference on Food and Creation Care,” hosted by Providence College, CMU and A Rocha Canada at Providence College. For information or to register visit or e-mail

Oct. 11–12: Gretna Bergthaler Mennonite 50th anniversary celebration. Interested participants, e-mail Cheryl Braun at

Oct. 17–19: Scrapbooking retreat at Camp Moose Lake.

Oct. 17–19: Manitoba Mennonite and Brethren Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, Winnipeg. For more information, call Peter and Rose Dick at 204-757-4705.

Oct. 21–22: J.J. Thiessen Lectures at CMU. Keynote speaker Mark Noll, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. Topic: “A Yankee looks at Christianity in Canada.” For more information, visit

Oct. 25: Workday at Camp Koinonia.

Oct. 25: CMU fall dessert evening and fundraiser. For more information, visit

Oct. 31–Nov. 2: Quilting/scrapbooking retreats at Camp Koinonia.

Oct. 31–Nov. 2: Quilting Retreat I at Camp Moose Lake.

Nov. 4–5: John and Margaret Friesen Lectures at CMU with Alfred Neufeld, dean of the School of Theology at the Protestant University of Paraguay. Topic: “Church and ethnicity: The Mennonite experience in Paraguay.” Visit for more information.

Nov. 7–9: Quilting Retreat II at Camp Moose Lake.

Nov. 14–15: MCC Manitoba annual meeting.

Jan. 22–24, 2009: CMU Refreshing Winds conference. Theme: “Worship: Come to its senses.” Keynote speakers: Don Saliers, retired theology and worship professor at Emory University; and Doug Gay, lecturer in practical theology at the University of Glasgow.


Aug. 8–9: Schürch Family Association reunion at Selkirk. For more information, contact Betty Sherk at or 416-431-0650.

Aug. 9: Cornstock music festival at Willowgrove, 11737 McCowan Rd., Stouffville, sponsored by MCC Ontario, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit to see the list of participating bands or to order tickets.

Aug. 10: Reesor picnic at Backus Mill Conservation Park, Port Rowan. Worship at 11 a.m. with lunch and social time to follow.

Aug. 20: House of Doc concert at Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted for MCC Sudan.

Aug. 22: Ontario Mennonite Music Camp final concert at Breslau Mennonite, 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, call Valerie Enns-Frede at 519-669-3315.

Sept. 5–7: Annual “Building Community Retreat” for people with disabilities, their families and supporters at Hidden Acres Mennonite Retreat Centre. Theme: “Brokenness and wholeness.” Keynote speaker: Myron Steinman. Call Mariette at 519-569-8723 for more details or to register. Volunteers needed.

Sept. 7: George Albrecht reunion, 1 p.m., at Khaki Club, Wellesley. Potluck meal (bring your own dishes). For details, call Gwen Albrecht at 519-662-2927.

Sept. 8: First rehearsal of Mennonite Mass Choir to sing Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 13) at First Mennonite, Kitchener. Contact to register.

Sept. 14: Aldaview Services’ pork barbecue, New Hamburg community centre, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Sept. 20: Black Creek Pioneer Village (Toronto) Relief Sale in support of MCC. Gates open at 10 a.m. Quilt auction at noon.

Oct. 25: CPT benefit concert at Breslau Mennonite, 7 p.m. Featuring Rev. Douglas W. Hallman of McGill University on piano. For tickets, e-mail Benno Barg at

June 4-8, 2009: Sound in the Lands II, a festival/conference of Mennonites and music at Conrad Grebel University College.


United States

Nov. 6–9: MEDA presents Business as a Calling 2008, “Dividends of Hope” at Columbus, Ohio. Visit or call 717-560-6546 for details.

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