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
Grow Hope is already at 237 acres out of 369 sponsored by amazing people like you! Visit Grow Hope Alberta | Mennonite Central Committee Canada (mcccanada.ca) to learn how you can help give security and hope to people suffering from hunger.
GO!100 with us this summer and make a difference! Raise support among your peers for the work of MCC locally and around the world by setting a goal for your favourite summer activity! Register here https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/go-100-alberta.
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.
There’s still room in some camps! There are still some spots in the Out-trip Adventure and Roughin’ It camps, as well as in the Pit Crew Camps. Learn more and register for camp here!
Campership Aid. We often get asked why camp prices are so high. Inflation and the cost of doing camp has risen exponentially over the last few years. To keep camp sustainable, we had to make a change. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to see all campers come to camp regardless of being able to afford it. How do we subsidize camp programs for those campers? Amazing donors who support our Campership Aid program. This year we will need nearly $50,000 to cover camp costs for kids who can’t afford it. Would you consider becoming a donor? Learn more and donate here.
Bridge Building Ministries, Mennonite Church AB
Opportunities for “Showing up” with our Indigenous neighbours this summer:
As we live into our commitment to live in Good and Right relationships with our Indigenous neighbours, we have numerous opportunities in July and August to join in Indigenous—led activities. I would invite us to consider joining some of these together as a Mennonite community of fellow travelers in this land. Below is an opportunity for us to add to our local stories/experiences of connection.
Saturday August 19: St. Albert Poundmakers Pow-wow. Arrive at 12:30 in time for the 1:00 Grand Entry.
Please call or text or email me if you are interested in joining together: 780 700 4667, firstname.lastname@example.org. We can organize car pooling, etc.