Church Family Happenings

 January 5, 2024


This Sunday is the last week to bring donations to our Peace Tree! If you have donations of mittens, toques, scarves, or socks in adult sizes, please bring them in and leave them under the tree. We’re also accepting donations of gently-used footwear, particularly in larger mens’ sizes, to pass on to the Community Outreach Transit Teams.

Mark your calendars for Loaves & Fishes this month. We’ll meet on January 20 for an evening of fellowship and fun!

Christian Education for all ages resumes again this Sunday!

  • Children (grades 6 and under) in the sanctuary basement. After singing, ages 2-5 will be with Martha H, grades 1-3 will be with Denae B, and grades 4-6 will be with Sarah R.
  • Youth (grades 7-12) in the youth room (109) with Pastor Kevin.
  • Adult Christian Education (all ages) in Fellowship Hall.

Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Gaza Crisis Response: MCC will continue to work with partners in both Palestine and Israel toward a just peace for all. We welcome donations to support our response to the current crisis. Visit to learn more and give.
You can continue to participate in MCC’s advocacy campaign here.

Your support changed lives in 2023. Thank you! See the impact you made in this short video:

River East Church 

On January 14 at 7:00 pm in Winnipeg (6:00 pm in Edmonton), River East Church will be hosting “The Story of REC’s Biblical & Theological Foundations for Inclusion.” All are invited to join on Zoom to learn more about how River East became an inclusive church.

Camp Evergreen

Pond Hockey Tournament. On January 13, join our 14th annual 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Fundraiser! Bring your friends and come lace up the skates to support Camp Evergreen’s campership aid fun and send more kids to camp.

Winterfest Family Camp. February 16-18, join us for Winterfest Family Camp, a 2-night camp designed specifically for families. Camp includes wide games, fireside, chapel times, worship through music, skating, snowshoeing, and all of our amazing activities. Come connect with other families, explore creation, and grow in your faith.

The King’s University

Quandries Public Lecture Series. On the first Tuesday of every month, Dr. Jeff Dudiak hosts a public lecture series about contemporary moral dilemmas. On Jan. 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm, come out for refreshments and to hear from Christopher Lee on the topic “Perspicacious Perfectionism.” In our culture of hustle and productivity, how do we manage pressure to perform and to be perfect? Learn more and register here.

Canadian Mennonite University

The 2024 John and Margaret Friesen Lecture Series begins Thursday, January 18. Titled “Revisiting the Mennonite Experience in Ukraine,” the two presentations will feature Dr. Nataliya Venger, Professor of History and Chair of the World History Department at the Dnipropetrovsk University of Ukraine. Visit for more information.

Global Immersion 

On December 23, Global Immersion hosted a live worship gathering guided by Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac at Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. Their liturgy of lament centered around the prophetic message that if Jesus was born today, he would be born under the rubble. If you would like to go back and watch this service, you can find it here.