Loaves and Fishes: Saturday, May 6, 4:30-6:30 pm. Come join a fun time planting seeds and sharing food together!
Definition: Camp Evergreen fund to help children and youth attend a week of summer camp that cannot afford the camp fees.
Sunday, May 7, come and hear what is happening at Evergreen. Stay and enjoy Lunch immediately after Sunday School, hosted by Camp Evergreen staff.
Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for Campership Aid.
Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.
In the community
Mennonite Central Committee
The MCC Alberta Relief Tour is coming to a town near you in July! Thelma and Pugeni, MCC Area Directors for South and Central Africa and Nigeria, are visiting to talk about the work MCC supporters are making possible. Stay tuned for more details.
Donate items to the MCC Alberta Online Relief Auction. Celebrate the Relief Tour and support the work of MCC by donating your fine hand crafted goods and outbidding your friends and family on other items! Visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/mcc-alberta-online-relief-auction to learn more and register your item.
The Grow Hope Alberta Webinar is on May 17th at 7pm! It will be hosted by Alex Heidebrecht, Interim Communications and Development Director of MCC Alberta, and will feature Rony Janvier, MCC Representative for Haiti. Register at mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/grow-hope-alberta-webinar
Join Grow Hope Alberta for the 2023 season! Visit mccab.ca/growhope to learn more and sponsor an acre.
Climate Action for Peace: MCC’s partners work to support those who are disproportionately affected by climate change. Visit climateactionforpeace.com for worship resources, stories, and advocacy tools.
Canadian Mennonite University
School of Peacebuilding. Build your capacity for restorative solidarity with our Indigenous neighbours in “Healing Haunted Histories: Decolonizing from the Inside Out” with Elaine Enns and Ched Myers at CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding, June 12-16, 2023. Deadline to register is April 30; visit csop.cmu.ca.
Spring at CMU. If you missed the concert featuring CMU Singers, you can still watch it online at cmu.ca/springatcmu.
Mennonite Disaster Service
There are Weekly Volunteer opportunities in Eastern KY; Southwest FL; Paradise, CA; Red Lake, MN; Dawson Springs, KY; Crisfield, MD; and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia through July 31. A Family Project will be located at Camp Palisades in Idaho. For Canadian projects, contact Clara Flores (firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-261-1274) and for U.S. projects, contact Alicia Hurst (email@example.com or 800-241-8111) with any questions or to schedule a week of service!
There are Leadership Volunteer openings in Paradise, CA; Southwest Florida; Hurley, VA; Crisfield, MD; Dawson Springs, KY; Red Lake, MN; and Cape Breton Island, NS, through July 31. Our RV Projects are closed for the summer season but the waitlist is open for the coming fall & winter. Contact Josh Carson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-241-8111) to learn more or to serve at these projects for 4 weeks or more!
The April edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Director of Canadian Operations Ross Penner shares about the work of MDS in Cape Breton; learn why some Canadian volunteers feel driven to participate in the RV (recreational vehicle) program; volunteers in Florida deliver hope just in time for Easter. Read more here.
Father & Son’s Retreat. From May 5-7, Camp Evergreen is hosting the Father & Son’s retreat. Come out for wide games, good food, and maybe even paintball! Registration is open until May 1 on their website.
60th Anniversary. All are welcome to celebrate Evergreen’s 60th anniversary June 10-11, 2023. The weekend will begin with the AGM, followed by festivities and time to worship together. Find out more about accommodations and register for the weekend here.
Edmonton District Council of Churches
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.