Church Family Happenings

 August 18, 2023


As of September 3, we will no longer be streaming our worship service on Zoom or If you would like to join us online, you can watch our livestream on YouTube. If you have trouble accessing the YouTube stream, please contact the office for help.

Canadian Peacemakers International is hosting a fundraising concert and BBQ at the Mennonite Heritage Farm on Sunday, August 27 at 3 PM. Funds are being raised to send a Seacan loaded with computers, bicycles, sewing machines and vocational tools to Honduras. Please contact Wendy B at 780 951-2651 for tickets.

The Discipleship Commission invites you to participate in our Mennonite Beach Book Festival this summer! Get familiar with your church library, track your summer reading, and share your favourite summer reads with others. Throughout the summer, the library will have a table of recommendations available in the foyer, but as always, we encourage you to check out the library downstairs for anything that catches your eye.

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

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

MCC Alberta’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place on September 28, at 7pm on Zoom. There will be a vote taking place to accept proposed changes to the bylaws, and anyone attending will be able to vote. Please email us at to receive the bylaw documents.

Check out recent episodes of MCC’s “Relief, Development, and Podcast!” This past episode focuses on Indigenous food sovereignty in Canada. You can listen to it here. 

New Website. After years of work that has included extensive research, interviews, consultation, design processes, and building, MCC’s new website is live. Visit to see all the changes!

MCC Alberta staff have joined GO!100 to pack 100 hygiene kits. Find their participant page and lend your support here: MCC Alberta’s GO!100 2023 – Team MCC Alberta – Canadahelps

Enter the School Kit Challenge. Help 10,000 kids attend school by donating 10,000 school kits during the month of August. Whether you donate one or 100 school kits, every donation helps! Learn more here.

Bridge Building Ministries

You are invited to a Treaty Signing Commemoration ceremony and gathering, Saturday, August 26, 10:30 am at Holyrood Community League.

August 23 is the day to remember the day  that Treaty 6 was signed in 1876.  It is an opportunity to remember and recommit to treaty principles and teachings. Holyrood Mennonite has been invited to participate in the event as a settler voice.  All are invited to join for ceremony, song, Indigenous games for children and fellowship over bannock and berries.

Canadian Mennonite University

Xplore: Keep Thinking. Registration is now open for CMU’s Xplore classes, available for anyone to attend. Check out courses on Anabaptist Identity, Faith and Climate Change, Disability and Theology, and more! All courses are once a week for six weeks and available online. Learn more and register here.

Mennonite Disaster Service

On the Level. The August edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Ross Penner announces the closing of the MDS response in Cape Breton; learn how MDS is gathering information about the devastation from wildfires in Maui; and youth from Manitoba share their experiences from serving at Red Lake. Read more here.