Church Family Happenings

 July 15, 2022


The Te Deum Singers present Gospel Songs and Spirituals! The concert will be on Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Farm. See your bulletin for more details!

Cheryl Pauls and Reynold Friesen of Canadian Mennonite University will be in Edmonton for the MCCanada Assembly. They would like to connect with CMU alumni and friends to share news about CMU and hear from you about CMU’s vision going forward. There are three opportunities to connect with them:

  • Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm at the Lendrum Mennonite Church.
  • Saturday, July 30 at 11:45 am. For those attending the MCCanada Assembly, there are tables reserved over lunch.
  • Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm at the Victoria Park. They will meet at the Pavilion main entrance facing the field.


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Hunger Crisis. Around 50 million people are at crisis levels of hunger, teetering on the edge of famine. That’s up from 27 million in 2019 before the pandemic began. This hunger crisis has been triggered by several factors. Conflict, disaster and rising food prices are the main things that disrupt people’s ability to access food. Mennonite Central Committee is joining with the Humanitarian Coalition to raise funds and respond with emergency supplies.
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Thrifty 50 Challenge. Do you want to help our planet but aren’t sure where to start? Sign up to get one practical challenge sent to your inbox every week as part of our 50th anniversary celebration for MCC Thrift. With each challenge you complete, you’ll be more equipped to care for our planet and will feel better about your eco-footprint.

You’ll also get:

  • Entry into a weekly draw for a $25 MCC Thrift gift card
  • Access to previous week’s challenges in case you miss one
  • A bonus gift – a guide to eco-friendly decluttering

Sign up at:

Join us for fellowship and fundraising! Come to Bergthal Mennonite Church on September 24 and you’ll find live and silent auctions inside the church, vereniki outside under the tent and friends new and old everywhere! All proceeds support local and global MCC programs for relief, development and peace. The festival runs from 10 o’clock to 3 o’clock. We look forward to seeing you!

Event poster:


  • Organizing committee
  • Parking assistance
  • Set up & take down
  • Greeting team
  • Food service

Contact Phil Heidebrecht at (403) 540-1508 or

Donate an auction item:

  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Artwork
  • Crochet
  • Quilts

Contact MCC Alberta at (403) 275-6935 or

Resources on Indigenous perspectives on relationships to the land. As we look for new ways to care for creation in light of our changing climate, Indigenous wisdom and perspectives have much to offer. We’ve put together this collection of books and videos created by Indigenous people to share their knowledge and perspectives on creation and the land. We hope you find wisdom and inspiration here as we work toward right relationship with God, one another and creation. These resources do not necessarily reflect the views of MCC, nor does this list indicate MCC’s endorsement of these works or authors.

 Thank you for the rich, nutritious meals in Ukraine. Recipients of food and other supplies through MCC partner New Life in Nikopol, Ukraine, express their gratitude for those sending relief to them.

Thrive Discipleship Program (formerly Bethany College)

Thrive is seeking two passionate people to fill the very important roles of Interim President and Program/Spiritual Development Director for our 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested or know anybody who might be a good fit for either role, please check out our full job descriptions at

Holy Spirit Community Garden

HS Community Garden is hosting their Fresh Ideas Event on Thursday, July 28, 2022. At 6:00 pm, meet in the Garden (11223 51 Ave) for mocktails and appetizers. At 7:00, guest speaker Dr. Noreen Willow will speak on “Food security through growing community.” This will be followed by coffee, dessert, and discussion.

You can sign up to attend at, or call the Holy Spirit Lutheran church office at 780-434-4012.