Church Family Happenings

 April 14, 2023


The Youth Group will be meeting next Friday (April 21) at 7:00 pm. Youth in Grades 7 – 12 are invited to come to the church for an evening of crafts and fellowship!

The Widows and Widowers support group will be meeting on Wednesday, April 26 for their monthly get-together.

Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Join Grow Hope Alberta for the 2023 season! Visit to learn more and sponsor an acre.

MCC Alberta will not be going ahead with a Relief Sale in 2023 due to a variety of circumstances. We are currently working with local volunteer groups to make plans for 2024. We are excited to have itineration guests Vurayayi Pugeni and Thelma Sadzamari visiting a church near you this summer. We will also be holding an online auction during that week. Stay tuned for details!

Due to renovations, Material Resources will not be able to accept donations between March 31 and April 30. Thank you for all your support! For more information, please contact Linda Dickinson at 403.275.6935 or

Mennonite Brethren church responds to needs in Ukraine. Read the latest Ukraine update at Link: Mennonite Brethren church responds to needs in Ukraine | Mennonite Central Committee Canada (

Canadian Mennonite University

CMU Virtual Open House takes place on Wednesday, April 26, 6:00–7:00 PM (CDT). Receive a virtual campus tour, ask questions of our admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students—register at Personal campus tours are available upon request by visiting 

Spring at CMU takes place on April 28 at 7:00 PM (CDT) in person at the Loewen Athletic Centre on the Shaftesbury campus. The concert is a time to Gather with others, Celebrate with students and Give to support the mission of CMU. The concert can also be watched online at  

The King’s University

Everything Series: Addressing Poverty as a Moral Conversation. “Modern society is grounded in two foundational myths: autonomy and scarcity,” argues Derek Cook of the Canadian Poverty Institute, but “failing to challenge the foundational myths of modern society leads us to frame arguments for poverty reduction in rational, rather than moral, discourse. In this way we reproduce the conditions that create poverty, even in our attempts to eradicate it.” In his lecture on April 18, 2023 at King’s University, Derek (who is also on the Board of MCC AB) explores how we can challenge these paradigms and turn towards a community understanding of humanity. Learn more and register here.

Village Goods

AGM for Village Goods April 24, 2023 – Members of your church have been involved in the operation of the Ten Thousand Villages (TTV) store in Edmonton since 1986. When MCC closed TTV Canada in 2020, the store successfully became an independent fair trade store. And we continue to need the support of folks from the Edmonton area churches.
The AGM for Village Goods (Edmonton Ten Thousand Villages Society) will take place on Monday April 24th, 7:00pm, at Lendrum Mennonite Church, 11210 59 Ave NW. All are welcome!
Membership forms can be completed at the meeting. The membership fee remains at $10 per person. A small selection of products from the store will be available for cash, cheque, or e-transfer sale. (No debit/credit.)
For further information, please contact:  Adrienne Wiebe, Chair of the Board,

Edmonton District Council of Churches

You are invited to an interfaith panel on religious freedoms, featuring speakers from the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities, and the Edmonton Jewish Federation. There will be speakers and a panel discussion, with refreshments to follow. Join us for discussion on Sunday, April 16 at 2pm at the Edmonton Riverbend Meetinghouse, 14325 53 Ave.

Save the Date! June 8-10, 2023: The 8th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues, sponsored by The Canadian Council of Churches, The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, will take place in Edmonton. The theme is Pêhonân / A Gathering-Waiting Place: Voices of Indigenous Followers of Jesus in the Ecumenical Movement. Pêhonân is a place at the bend in the North Saskatchewan River where First Nations would assemble for ceremony and exchange. Honouring the gifts of this place, this event focuses on the experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Christians in the ecumenical movement and offers workshops on ecumenical topics. We invite you to learn more about and register for this important gathering. 

University of Alberta

Rob S. is looking for age 50+ volunteers willing to participate in an MRI study of sodium in the skin of the calf. Recent studies suggest that skin sodium may be linked to hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease (among other disorders). Rob’s lab at the UofA is working to improve MRI techniques for skin sodium measurement. Contact Rob if you are interested in this study.