Church Family Happenings

 August 5, 2022


Playground Days are back! Families with children are invited to an informal playground meet-up weekly throughout the summer on Thursdays at 6:30pm at the Lendrum Community Park. The intention is for families with small children to meet up, but anyone is welcome to join! If you have questions, please contact Aimee R.

It’s that time of year again: time to fill MCC School Kits! There are two ways that you can participate. First, you can make a monetary donation to help us buy school supplies by writing a cheque to the church and designating it ‘school kits’. Second, you can fill a kit as a family! Bags and lists of the necessary contents will be set out in the Foyer sometime in the next couple weeks, and you can pick them up, fill the bag, and bring it back to the church. To fill an MCC School Kit, you will need:

  • Any combination of 4 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (about 21.5cm x 27cm) totally 500-600 pages, OR 7 spiral or perforated-pages notebooks (about 21.5cm x 27cm)
  • 8 new unsharpened pencils
  • 1 ruler (flat, good quality; must indicate 30cm, inch markings optional)
  • 12 coloured pencils (in packaging)
  • 1 large eraser
  • 2 new black or blue ballpoint pens
  • 1 small all-metal pencil sharpener, one or two holes (we have a batch of sharpeners at the church. If you cannot find an all-metal sharpener, pack your kit without one, and we can add one here)

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Emergency Supplies Needed. MCC is planning an immediate shipment of emergency supplies to Ukraine, but our inventory of material resources is getting low. We need comforters, soap and towels as well as dignity, hygiene, infant care, relief, school and sewing kits. Your donations will provide relief and a tangible sign of hope to people in Ukraine and other difficult situations around the world.
Please contact Linda Dickinson, Material Resources Coordinator at

Ukraine Emergency Response. As the conflict in Ukraine continues, MCC is still working in the area and plans to be involved in long-term recovery. MCC has recently approved additional support for humanitarian assistance in Nikopol, Kharkhiv, Zaporizhzhia, Uman and villages in the Cherkasy and Mykolaiv regions. MCC’s partners are providing emergency shelter, hot meals to IDPs and distributing food baskets, cash assistance, medicine and other essential items to an estimated 3,650 participants from IDP and conflict-affected families.
To give to the Ukraine Emergency Response, visit

Volunteer at MCC Fall Festival. Interested in volunteering at Fall Festival? We’re looking for help in the following teams:

  • Auction Assistance
  • Payment Booth
  • Table Cleaners
  • Food Service

Register online at or call the office at 403-275-6935.

 MCC Fall Festival Auction Donations. The Fall Festival auction needs your hand crafted quilts, woodwork, art, needlework, and other special items! To register your item for the auction, visit or call the office at 403-275-6935.

We are hiring! MCC Alberta is looking for a dynamic and creative Community Engagement Coordinator to join the Development team. If this sounds like you, or someone in your network – please check it out!

Canadian Mennonite University

It’s not too late! CMU is still accepting applications for fall 2022 classes. Whether full- or part-time, while on a gap year, check out our course offerings at Apply at 

 Want to do some in-depth Bible study or delve into key theological questions? Consider taking a course through CMU’s Graduate School of Theology and Ministry for personal enrichment, professional development, or for academic credit. All courses offered in-person and online. For more information, visit 

Xplore: At the Intersection of Faith and Life – Xplore offers life-long learning courses investigating dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it—all without any assignments or examinations! Join one or more of our six courses in-person or online Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, beginning October 5. For information and to register visit