Church Family Happenings

 January 6, 2023


Please join us for the next Loaves and Fishes on Saturday, January 7 @ 3:00 pm for tobogganing at Emily Murphy Park. There is a fire pit at the bottom of the hill, so we’ll build a fire to warm up at, and bring warm drinks and some treats. 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.

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

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 to learn more.

Impact in 2022. This year, with your support, MCC was able to provide relief, development and peace serving 45 countries around the world, sharing God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ. Watch the video:

Canadian Mennonite University

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 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?
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. Whether you are closely invested or more distantly connected to CMU, you are welcome. Monday, January 16, 7:00-8:30 PM (CST). Register here.

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 lecture, Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 PM (CST) at CMU. Visit for details and livestream. 

Camp Evergreen

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

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.

Bridge Building Ministries

Two upcoming opportunities to join Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society to experience Indigenous Ceremony and Practice.  The first is a lunch-time Soup and Bannock on Friday, noon, January 13th at the Bent Arrow facility in the former Parkdale School 11648 85 Street. The second is 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 one or the other or both of these opportunities to get to know our Indigenous community members.  We can plan to attend together as a group.  Cell:  780 700 4667; email:

Chronos Vocal Ensemble

You are invited to Generation to Generation, a sacred music concert by Chronos Vocal Ensemble, 7:30pm on January 22, 2023 at All Saints Cathedral. The program features British composed, and is created and performed in collaboration with organist Jeremy Spurgeon. Learn more and buy tickets here.