Church Family Happenings

 April 19, 2024

At LMC

Adult Christian Education meets after the Sunday Worship Service at 11:15 in Fellowship Hall!
Here is a look at our upcoming sessions:
Sunday, April 21: Coffee and Fellowship with friends
Sunday, April 28: No Christian Ed – AGM Part 1
Sunday, May 5: Pastor Kevin will continue his series on biblical non-violence.

All ages are welcome to join us for Loaves and Fishes on Saturday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm at the church. We’ll engage in reflective activities, sing and have a potluck together. Questions? Connect with Aimee R.


LMC Youth Group meets on Friday evenings for games, discussion, and fellowship! Fun upcoming events include a cake decorating challenge, making a short film, games nights and meals together. For more information, contact the office or Pastor Kevin.


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


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Support the Relief Sale: The MCC Alberta Relief Sale is on June 15 at Bergthal Mennonite church, and volunteers and auction items are needed. You can support relief, development and peace by giving a gift to the auction, by giving your time to the event, or both! Visit mcc.org/abreliefsale to get involved.

Welcoming the Stranger: The Poverty Studies Summer Institute is a unique study opportunity that brings together practitioners, students and community members into an intimate learning community to explore the causes and impacts of poverty and best practices in how to reduce and end it.  MCC Alberta will be presenting “Welcoming the Stranger: Theology and Praxis in Migration and Resettlement on May 17 at Ambrose University.

Rwanda Learning Tour Stories: A group of 15 Albertans, including 2 MCC staff members, recently returned from a learning trip to visit MCC partners in Rwanda and see their Conservation Agriculture and Peace building work. If you would like to have someone come to your church/group to share these stories, please contact Donita at donitawiebeneufeld@mccab.ca.

Indigenous Neighbours: The history between Mennonites and Indigenous peoples includes deep injustices. As we grapple with this history, MCC seeks to walk in friendship and solidarity with Indigenous peoples globally. Our program director is available to speak to your congregation or lead a learning experience. Contact Jose Luis Moraga at joseluismoraga@mccab.ca or 403-998-1690. Download a flyer for learning experiences here.


Canadian Mennonite University 

All are invited to Spring at CMU on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 PM in the Loewen Athletic Centre. Attend in person or via livestream to hear graduating student presentations and CMU choirs. Reception to follow.
Visit this link for more information and for the event livestream.

Join the CMU team – CMU invites inquiries and applications for a Residence Director (full-time, salaried with benefits) as well as other opportunities in Student Life, Enrolment, and Human Resources. Visit cmu.ca/employment for details on this and other employment opportunities.


Mennonite Disaster Service

Our April edition of On the Level is now available. In this edition, you’ll read about a multigenerational family’s experience at the MDS Family Project in Sauble Beach, Ont. and of a Winkler, Man. church that expanded their community ministry through a grant from the Spirit of MDS Fund. Read it here!


Richard Eaton Singers

Join the Richard Eaton Singers on May 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm for a performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, begun by Mozart in 1782 and completed by Robert Levin. The concert will also include works by two contemporary Canadian composers, Andrew Balfour and Zachary Wadsworth. You can get tickets on the Winspear website, and contact Arnie V or the office for the ‘Friends of the RES’ discount code. 


Orchestra Borealis

Orchestra Borealis has a concert on Sunday afternoon, April 28, at 3:00 at St. Andrew’s United Church. Orchestra Borealis is a volunteer community orchestra made up of individuals from all walks of life who happen to enjoy making music. Join them for an afternoon of music including pieces by Gershwin, Schumann, and others!


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta 

MHSA Spring Conference: La Crete & Low German Mennonite History. All are invited to the Spring Conference in La Crete, AB, from May 30 –  June 2, 2024. Registration for those not riding the bus is $75, including local tours and some meals. For those taking the bus, which picks up in Calgary, Didsbury, Red Deer, and Edmonton, the full cost is $250. Register and pay by e-transferring financemhsa@gmail.com, or sending a cheque (with name, address, phone number, email, and details) to 
MHSA
210 2946-32 St
Calgary AB
T1Y 6J7

For more information, contact Dave T. 


Newcomer Center (formerly EMCN)

Do you know someone whose journey has inspired you? Whose impact has resonated deeply within our community? Now is the time to shine a spotlight on these remarkable individuals and businesses.

The RISE Awards, hosted by the Newcomer Centre (formerly EMCN), are back to celebrate the diversity and contribution of newcomers and immigrants in Edmonton. For nearly two decades, the RISE Awards have honoured those whose endeavours span the arts, sciences, social spheres, and beyond, shaping Edmonton into the inclusive, equitable, and welcoming city it is today. To learn more, or to nominate someone, click here. Deadline for nominations is April 30, 2024.


The King’s University

Summer Camps at King’s. Registration is open for sports, science, and arts camps at King’s! Camps are about exploring, creating, and developing skills in a fun, encouraging, faith-based environment. All camps are instructed by amazing undergrad student mentors. Learn more and register here.