Church Family Happenings

 April 29, 2022


May 14, 2022 – Church Fun Day at the Mennonite Heritage Farm (formerly the Wiens’ farm), starting at 2pm. Come for a time of visiting, crafts, outdoor fun, camp fire singing and food. This will take the place of the Camp Valaqua Church Camp-out originally planned for this weekend. Please check your weekly bulletin e-mail for more details!

July 2-3, 2022 – LMC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. We’ll have an ice cream social on Saturday evening in Fellowship Hall, and then our Sunday worship service will be celebrating the last 10 years at Lendrum. If you did not get your invitation via email, please reach out to Sue J, Chair of the Celebration Committee, and she will be glad to get you one.

Growing Together Bible Study, with Pastor Sherri. Starting this week, Bible Study will be offered at two different times: Thursdays @ 1pm and again @ 7pm. Both studies will take place in-person & online. Come to either class, and together we’ll read and discuss the passages outlined by the lectionary for the coming Sunday.

In anticipation of Pastor Kevin’s upcoming sabbatical, LMC is looking to hire a Youth Coordinator. If you know of someone who would be a great fit for this 15 hrs/week role, please share this job description and encourage them to apply by April 25! Click here to view the job description.

Dora Dueck’s new book, On Holy Ground: stories by and about women in ministry leadership in the Mennonite Brethren Church, with contributions by Carol Penner and Sherri Guenther Trautwein, will be released in May 2022.

“This book is an edited collection of 15 essays of life-writing from 15 women Mennonite Brethren Church leaders (pastors and ministers), each telling her own story of ministry calling and of service within the Mennonite Brethren Church (struggles, challenges, joys, etc.). It is only relatively recently that such roles have been open to women in the Mennonite Brethren Church.”

The book pairs well with Women in Ministry Leadership: The Journey of the Mennonite Brethren, 1954-2010, by Doug Heidebrecht. You can read Pastor Sherri’s review here.


  • Tuesday, May 3 – “The Lord’s Prayer” in a variety of translations. Anke has a couple at hand, but please bring others you have come across, or possibly prefer to the traditional KJ version

If you would like to receive a weekly reminder of the topic in Coffee and Conversation, some advanced notice of upcoming topics, and some supplemental materials, please e-mail Anke and ask to be added to her mailing list.

In the Community

Camp Evergreen

The Father and Son Retreat is booking up. There’s still space and we’d love to have you out for it.

Male Staff Needed! There is a very significant need for male staff at Evergreen this summer. We are looking for young men who are passionate about the outdoors, wide games, kids, Jesus, and bacon. If you know of someone or are someone who loves those things – contact us!!

Camp Evergreen’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 1. Click here for more information or to register.

Our AGM is arguably one of our MOST important annual events at Camp Evergreen. Join us online OR in-person on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm for one of the most fun Annual General Meetings you will ever attend! 

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out in the kitchen and would love to see you out here! For more information and to apply to volunteer CLICK HERE!

May 14, 2022 – The Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta 2022 Spring Conference on ZOOM

“I am Mennonite” – a 59 min. film directed by Paul Plett, starring Yulia Asraf, Candice Bergen, Tina Dyck and more. A filmmaker explores his Mennonite roots and ancestry.
MC: Katie Harder, with commentary and a Q&A with the director to follow
Zoom link here – no pre-registration required

Canadian Mennonite University

Free Tuition for a year at CMU! Apply to CMU for a chance to have your undergraduate tuition covered! To be eligible Canadian students must return a completed CMU application for the 2022/23 academic year starting in September. Visit for further eligibility requirements.

CMU’s Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development is a program bridging conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and international development studies intended for practitioners and working professionals. The application deadline for Fall 2022 classes is May 31. Visit

Ready, Set, Register! Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM CST. This hour-long webinar is intended to introduce students who have been admitted to CMU. This event will introduce students to course registration and is supplementary to our one-on-one virtual advising appointments. Visit for more details.


Poster - Decolonizing OurselvesDecolonizing Ourselves: Exploring the Spirit of Land Acknowledgements
Tuesday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm – Thursday, May 5 @ 8:30 pm

This online series invites participants to reflect and act on the role and meaning of land acknowledgements in our personal lives and in our faith communities. In the workshops you will connect with others to consider our relationships with place, land, people and spirit, and to learn how to make our land acknowledgments authentic and genuine. Click here to register

Mennonite Disaster Service

The April edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Learn how families can volunteer and serve together, read about MDS volunteers and how they’ve made long-term changes in Marianna, Florida, and find about volunteers heading to British Columbia to assist wildfire survivors in British Columbia.

Click on this link to read more:

MCC Alberta

Thank you to our volunteers! We are deeply grateful for everyone who has volunteered with us, whether in a Thrift shop, for Material Resources, at Relief Sales, or any one of the dozens of small, but significant ways people can help. So many dedicated people have partnered with us in this mission, and their time and effort is a gift that makes a difference not just to us in Alberta, but to our partners all over the world.

“‘No road is safe’: Asiyah and Desalegn on the civil war in Ethiopia” While it has barely made the news, the northern part of Ethiopia has entered its 17th month of civil war. On this episode we hear from two Ethiopians––Asiyah Mohammed, a pastoralist, who fled the Afar region after a shell landed near her home and Desalegn Abebe Ejo, a pastor from Addis Ababa who recently travelled to the conflict zones to supply emergency aid. Listen to this episode at