Church Family Happenings

 August 25, 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 780 951-2650 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

Thanks to you, the MCC Alberta Relief Tour and Auction raised $41,300! We’re so grateful for everyone who came to events, participated in the auction, and donated to the work of MCC.

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.

Grow Hope is already at 240 acres out of 369 sponsored by amazing people like you! Visit Grow Hope Alberta | Mennonite Central Committee Canada ( to learn how you can help give security and hope to people suffering from hunger.

GO!100 finishes September 15! With less than a month until the end of the campaign, this is your last chance to support your friends and family (and favourite MCC staffer) as they raise funds for the work of MCC. MCC Alberta’s GO!100 2023 | Mennonite Central Committee

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.

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

You are invited to the MHSA 2023 Fall Conference, “Deutsch Wymysle,” on Sept 23rd at 2:00 pm at Lendrum Mennonite Church. Come learn about the past, present, and future of Mennonites in Poland! Presentations will be followed by lunch and fellowship.

Registration is $20 for in-person attendance, and $10 for online participation. Online participation will be on YouTube here. Online attendees can pay by e-Transfer to

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.

Children’s Storybook Bible – We’re thrilled to announce The Peace Table, MennoMedia’s new storybook Bible for grades 1-5. A large team of Anabaptist authors, illustrators, and church leaders collaborated to create this rich and diverse retelling of key biblical stories that highlight the central theme of peace in the Bible. For a short video introduction, visit or to purchase or borrow, visit

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.