You are invited to a Family Winter Fun Day on Sunday, December 18th from 2-4:30 at Victoria Park. After enjoying a morning of song, join us for an afternoon of skating, sledding, hot chocolate, and cookies!
There will be a Christmas Eve service on December 24th at 6:30 pm. Come hear again the familiar Christmas story and celebrate in community.
There will be no Sunday morning service on Christmas Day, December 25th.
In the community
Mennonite Central Committee
Calling all Canadian University and College students! The MCC Peace and Justice Student Seminar is happening from March 9-11, 2023, in-person in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme is Rooted in Right Relationship with One Another and Creation. Please note that the deadline to apply is February 14, 2023. For more information or to apply visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events
Choose gifts that change lives with Christmas Giving. Call us at 403-275-6935 or visit mcccanada.ca/christmas to give the gift of hope around the world.
Have yourself a peaceful Christmas. MCC Thrift has put together a free Christmas resource with ideas and tips to make the holiday season a little calmer with the help of your favourite secondhand shop. Get the resource at thrift.mcc.org/peaceful-christmas.
Go deep into a new culture, live out your values and experience growth you never imagined with Serving and Learning Together (SALT). SALT is a year-long program that sends young adults abroad to work with local organizations that MCC partners with. Contact us at 403-275-6935 or visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/volunteer/salt to learn more.
Canadian Mennonite University
Watch now: Christmas with CMU. On November 26, around 400 people gathered to listen to the beautiful music of CMU ensembles. If you missed the live event, you can watch the entire performance now at cmu.ca/christmas or click the image above. Enjoy the music of CMU ensembles throughout the holiday season.
SAVE THE DATE! ReNew: A Resourcing Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders, January 30—31. Our theme this year is “Living Call Stories: Dynamics of the Pastoral Vocation” with Kathleen Cahalan, Professor of Practical Theology at St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary. More information to follow, visit cmu.ca/renew for further description of the conference.
CMU Hold in Common. Please join us for the first virtual gathering of the CMU Hold in Common project, a candid look at the place CMU and other institutions have in today’s society. What does it mean to “hold things in common,” to create dynamic communities that can face the challenges of the day in ways that are interesting, refreshing, and trustworthy?
This event, on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 7-8:30 pm on Zoom, will be an opportunity to connect with friends of CMU and alumni of your generation. Share your perspectives—your hopes and your misgivings—on what’s at stake with institutions that are shared and held collectively by diverse, grassroots communities. Register here.
The January edition of the Multiply Prayer Bulletin is now available. View the issue online here.
Edmonton and District Council of Churches
No Room In the Inn Campaign 2022. This year, the No Room In the Inn campaign will be working with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton (CMHA-ER). Currently the access control/intercom panels and supporting software/hardware in five of their residences, two in Central MacDougall, two in Inglewood, and one in Queen Mary Park, require replacement or upgrades. This project will provide these properties with better access to the buildings, and increase the security to the properties, and ultimately for the tenants. Their motto: “Safe in My Own Home”. You can learn more and donate directly on the website.
Win a Free Week at Camp! In anticipation of registration opening for summer camp on January 3, there is a contest running on Facebook until December 23rd. Leave a review of the camp on Google or Facebook, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a free week at camp this summer! You will also receive a link to register a day early.
Camp Evergreen 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Tournament: Taking place on January 14th, 2023, our 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament is a fun time for all levels of Hockey Player. Funds raised from the tournament are used to support the ministry of Camp Evergreen. Spectators are welcome to come watch and participate in our silent auction. Don’t forget to bring out the kids, we’ve got stuff planned for them to! Lunch and Supper are provided. To register a team contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Evergreen Winterfest Family Camp: Family Day Long Weekend has never looked more fun! This Family Camp is a whole lot of special with a giant dose of fun. You can expect a weekend full of skating, pond hockey, sledding, Jug ‘n’ Jog in the snow, Crokicurl, Redneck Curling, and all of the activities you have come to love. If you love Camp Evergreen in the summer – you are going to love how magical it is in the winter.