In the community
Mennonite Central Committee
Hunger Crisis. Children and families in South Sudan and around the world are facing starvation and suffering. Until July 17, the Government of Canada will match every dollar you give up to $5 million to help provide emergency food. Those who are willing and able can give at: http://donation.mcccanada.ca/hunger
Calgary Thrift Stampede Hot Dog Lunch. The Calgary MCC Thrift Shop is hosting a Stampede Hot Dog Lunch on July 8 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Come for a visit, a bite, and a yahoo!
GO!100 has begun! Our challengers are raising support for global MCC projects by sewing, cycling, fencing, reading, walking… the list goes on! It’s not too late to join as a challenger, and certainly not too soon to sponsor one of them. Learn more at mcccanada.ca/learn/more/go-100
Welcome the stranger. MCC’s work around migration is rooted in biblical understandings, this shapes WHAT we do and HOW we do it.
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 thrivesk.com.
Everyone can travel to Indonesia for this year’s Mennonite World Conference hybrid Assembly. Around 1250 will do so in person, while thousands of others will visit Indonesia through screens. Through a daily “Panorama Indonesia” presentation, participants follow Jesus across barriers by sampling the multifaceted ministry activities of three host synods. Read more…
Vaccines and care at MB hospitals. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, lack of vaccination is a problem. Even before COVID-19, a measles outbreak took more than 40 children in 2019 in Kikwit, a city of some 500,000 people, and host to a growing number of internally displaced persons. But the church is not silent.
Last August, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) called on members to Love neighbours: share vaccines. Although the equitable rollout of COVID-19 vaccination is still a global concern, the focus has shifted to strengthening vulnerable health care systems. Read more…