Church Family Happenings

 January 27, 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

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

A Common Place Winter 2023. Read stories about a refuge for marginalized women, a young woman starting a grassroots organization, and how a little stove can make a big change, all taking place in Zimbabwe. Download A Common Place at

Canadian Mennonite University

Mathematics for Human Flourishing: A Public Lecture with Dr. Francis Su. How can mathematics connect to our deepest human longings, such as for beauty, truth, or justice? Math is a deeply human enterprise that when properly engaged builds virtues like persistence, creativity, and an expectation of enchantment. Public lectureThursday, February 2 at 7:00 PM (CST) at CMU. Visit for details and livestream. 

Through this Place. The January 2023 email newsletter from CMU is available here. Read about student experiences, the music and ecological work of alum Anna Bigland-Pritchard, and upcoming events available online!

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.

Bridge Building Ministries

You have the opportunity to join Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society to experience Indigenous Ceremony and Practice. Come to a Round Dance to honour the community on Saturday, February 4 starting at 2:00 PM.  This will begin with a Pipe Ceremony followed by a Round Dance.  The location is the Alberta Aviation Museum Event Hall, 11760 109 Street NW.

Please contact Suzanne Gross, Bridge Building Facilitator, if you are interested in participating in this opportunity to get to know our Indigenous community members.  We can plan to attend together as a group.  Cell:  780 700 4667; email:

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.