Church Family Happenings

 April 5, 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 7: Pastor Kevin will continue his series on Christian nonviolence.
Sunday, April 14: Dave H will lead a discussion.
Sunday, April 21: Harold W will lead a discussion on Confessions of Faith.
 

Te Deum Singers present Inspired with Song, a choral concert to welcome spring at LMC, conducted by Diana Wiens, accompanied by Loretta Dueck on Saturday April 6 at 7 pm and Sunday April 7 at 2 pm. Admission is free with donations accepted to cover costs for the upcoming concert in Whitehorse. All are welcome.


Excentrica Women’s Chamber Chorus is giving a benefit concert at LMC in collaboration with Christian Peacemakers International on Sunday, April 14 at 2:30pm. Admission is by donation and proceeds will go to CPI. All are welcome!


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.

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 

Let’s Get Dirty: The Lowdown on Earth’s Fabric in your own Yard – a Face2Face panel discussion on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM at CMU and via livestream. Hear from scientists, researchers, and farmers about the untapped potential that’s in your very own yard. Visit them online to learn more and watch the livestream!

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.


Rising Sun Theatre 

On Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm at Workshop West Theatre, join the differently-abled artists of Rising Sun Theatre and stars of the musical and magical worlds for our 2nd annual special event, Magic & Music 2! Featuring our troupe of differently-abled artists plus multiple Juno-award winning singer-songwriter Maria Dunn, the charming and amazing Ron Pearson Magic (“Brilliant”–Globe & Mail), and international musical theatre star, Irén Bartok! With scrumptious snacks, a cash bar and a fabulous silent auction–with bargains galore– to benefit our non-profit theatre. Learn more and buy tickets here.


Edmonton Interfaith Housing Society

EIHS, in partnership with the Chester Ronning Centre, invite you to join the 2024 plenary gathering, A Vision of Home, on Thursday, April 18, 9am-12pm, City Room (Main), Edmonton City Hall. This year’s guest speaker is Lewis Cardinal, who will be speaking about home as “More than a Place to Sleep: Life, Love, and Relationship.” To register, visit this link.


Chester Ronning Centre 

Truth Before Reconciliation. Join Connie Walker (Okanese First Nation), journalist and host of the award-wining podcast Stolen, to learn about when it’s crucial to uncover the truth before we can begin to talk about meaningful reconciliation. Walker will present on her work on April 8 at 6 pm at the Cargill Theatre and by livestream. Registration is free. Learn more online and register here.

What’s Happening at the Ronning Centre. Check out the March update for a book recommendation, the community report on religious organizations and public life, an article on “The Good of Difficult Conversations,” and more. You can read the update here.


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

Spring Choir Concert. Join the King’s choirs, special alumni guests, and the Music Department for an evening of song and celebration on April 6 at 7:30 at First Presbyterian Church. You can book your tickets here!

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.