Church Family Happenings

 February 3, 2023


The LMC Board requests that you fill out the following survey on the present and future of the Christmas Banquet by February 12. You can also find a paper copy in the foyer if you would prefer.

Winter Study Conference: Bridging Divisions with Compassion and Care
Facilitator: Malcolm McKinlay

Our church was established sixty years ago: from its earliest days to the present, we continue to strive to be God’s people, growing through grace to be like Christ, as we learn, love and share with each other. Our congregation is in a season of change – generational change, philosophical change and social change. A challenging aspect of this season is recognizing that congregants may have different views and attitudes on a range of social and institutional issues. Conversations about these issues can be difficult. It is time for us to step back and explore the theme of “Bridging Divisions with Compassion and Care,” to help our congregation and its leaders navigate the important conversations of this season with grace and skill. The LMC Study Conference this year will be dedicated to this end.

Sessions: Friday, Feb. 3, 7:00 pm
                   Saturday, Feb. 4, 1:00 pm
                   Sunday. Feb. 5, 11:00 am

Please join us for the next Loaves & Fishes on Saturday, February 4, at 3:30 pm for skating at Hawrelak Park. Questions? Please contact Aimee R.

The annual Lendrum men’s ski trip this year is planned for the weekend of February 11 & 12. If you are interested in spending two nights in Jasper and a day on the ski hill with the guys, contact Wayne Bouwmeester for more details.

Join the Lendrum Piecemakers on Saturday, February 25 to participate in the Great Winter Warm-Up! Drop in at the church any time between 9:30 and 3:30 to help tie quilts for MCC and contribute to their donation goal of 45000 blankets. No quilting experience is necessary—anyone who can tie knots and use a needle is welcome! Lunch will be provided.

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Take the sting out of winter’s chill by joining The Great Winter Warm-up. By the end of 2023, our goal is to donate a grand total of 45,000 blankets to our global neighbors who are dealing with conflict and disaster. Learn more at

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

Audio Diaries from Ukraine. Listen to on-the-ground interview clips and audio diaries from Emily Loewen’s recent trip to Ukraine. Emily is the head producer of “Relief, development, and podcast” and MCC Canada’s marketing and communications manager. Link:

Canadian Mennonite University

Consider CMU – “Where faith and community matter.” Virtual open house on Wednesday, February 22, 6:00–7:00 PM CST. Receive a virtual tour of CMU’s campus, ask questions of our Admissions team, and hear from faculty and current students. For information and to register, visit 

Face to Face | Polarization: Get over it! Stories that lead the way Guest panelists will share examples and stories of how they’ve overcome polarization in big and small ways in their various contexts. Join in-person and livestream on Monday, February 27 at 7:00 PM CST. More information and livestream at 

Xplore: At the Intersection of Faith and LifeXplore offers life-long learning courses investigating dimensions of the Christian faith, our world, and life in it—all without any assignments or exams! Join one or more of our six courses in-person or online Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, beginning February 21. For information and to register visit 

Richard Eaton Singers

Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Concert on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Winspear Center. Mendelssohn’s Elijah is undoubtedly one of the greatest choral/orchestral masterpieces of all time. Last performed by Richard Eaton Singers in 2012 to great acclaim, this magnificent choral work has remained enduringly popular with audiences since the first public performance on August 26, 1846. Produced by RES in 1977 and 1981, and in the opening season of the Winspear Centre in 1998. Elijah is beloved by RES choristers, who are excited, once again, to showcase this masterpiece.
Featuring Dr Leonard Ratzlaff as conductor in his final concert in the Winspear as the Music Director of Richard Eaton Singers.
Learn more and get tickets on the Winspear website.

Camp Evergreen

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. Learn more and register here.

Chester Ronning Centre

The Contours & Manifestations of Settler Reason in the Prairies. On Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm, join Gina Starblanket, who will explore the manifestations of settler reason in the prairies, explaining how it functions to privilege the dominance of white, cis-hetero men in relation to other subject positions and functions to legitimatize the deployment of racialized, colonial, gendered violence in fraught or shared geographies. Learn more and register here.

Opera Nuova

Romance, Romance. This delightful pairing of one-act musicals, one classic and one modern, takes a comical and moving look at the mysteries of love. Act I is a delightful romp during turn-of-the-century Vienna, as two wealthy but bored socialites masquerade as impoverished bohemians seeking romance. Act II explores modern affection and disaffection as two married couples share a summer house in the Hamptons. Learn more and buy tickets on the Opera Nuova website.