Church Family Happenings

 June 10, 2022


Graduation time is here! If you have someone completing elementary, junior high, high school or college, university or polytech this June, please notify the office by June 23 with the name and graduation for recognition of these accomplishments during our Sunday worship service on June 26.

YOU ARE INVITED to join the choir for Lendrum’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, July 3. There will be two rehearsals only – Saturday @ 8:00 pm (during/after the Ice Cream Social) and Sunday morning @ 9:00. We will be singing three of our favourites: “A Jubilant Song” (with brass quartet), “Dank sei dir, Herr”, and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”. You will also provide inspiration and support for the congregation (especially on the “long” version of “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”) as we sing and worship together!

Our choir director will need a headcount, so please contact Diana W. soon; should you want the music in advance, she would be happy to scan and send it to you. Hope you will join in celebrating Lendrum by continuing its musical tradition.

July 2-3, 2022 – LMC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration. We’ll have an ice cream social on Saturday evening in Fellowship Hall, and then our Sunday worship service will be celebrating the last 10 years at Lendrum. If you did not get your invitation via email, please reach out to Sue J, Chair of the Celebration Committee, and she will be glad to get you one.

Our AGM (Annual General Meeting) Part 2 coming up this Sunday, June 12. In this meeting we will be reviewing the financial matters of the church and approving a budget for the coming year. In addition, the Board proposes to formally approve the changes that we made earlier during pandemic restrictions via Zoom congregation meetings.

The intent of these revisions is to:

  • Allow adherents to hold Board positions except for moderator-elect, moderator, secretary, or treasurer
  • Allow congregational, board, commission, and committee meetings by electronic means

Please see your weekly bulletin e-mail for more details!

In the community

Camp Evergreen

What are you doing this Saturday? Camp Evergreen is hosting a mini Work Bee THIS Saturday (June 11). We are in need of a few more volunteers for a few specific projects. We’re putting together a playset, planting flowers, and working on Pumptrack (for mountain biking).

Summer Volunteers Needed! We are still on the hunt for Kitchen Volunteers in the summer. Get a group of friends to sign up and enjoy a fabulous week at camp, a camp t-shirt, and be part of something amazing.

Mennonite Central Committee

GO!100 with us this summer and make a difference! Last summer GO!100 participants and donors raised more than $243,000 to provide food, clean water, education and more for people in 47 countries – that’s 121% of our fundraising goal. Talk about giving more than a hundred percent! That’s amazing!

Once again, we invite you to GO!100 and help Mennonite Central Committee’s relief, development, and peace work to continue being there for vulnerable people. Learn more at

Supplies for Infant Care Kits Needed. Your church can help babies and moms around the world by sending supplies for Infant Care kits to the Calgary Material Resources warehouse! These supplies include:

  • Gowns/sleepers for 6-12 month olds (flannel or similar warm, soft material)
  • Undershirts/onesies for 6-12 month olds with short or long sleeves
  • Large bars of mild soap (leave in wrapper)
  • Caps

For more information or to arrange a donation, please contact Linda Dickinson, our Material Resources Coordinator, at

Seek discipleship program for young adults is a new six-month intentional discipleship program from MCC which encourages young adults (18-20 years of age) to learn more deeply what it means to be an Anabaptist follower of Jesus. The program will include multiple discipleship and service opportunities with MCC partners. The Seek program begins in January 2023 and takes place in Palestine and Israel and Jordan. To learn more and apply for the Seek program, visit


CMU would love to show you around! Book a personal tour anytime between June and August with our admissions team who can answer your questions about studying at CMU. Visit to book your personal tour.

“Choosing Love in the Wake of Wounding”, a Canadian School of Peacebuilding public lecture with Dr. Johonna McCants-Turner, Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM CDT in-person at Marpeck Commons or streamed live online. Visit for more details.

Book Launch: “On Holy Ground: Stories by and about Women in Ministry Leadership in the Mennonite Brethren Church.  Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM CDT at Marpeck Commons. Hear four contributors share about their experience in pastoral ministry. Visit for in-person and livestream event details and to order the book.


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…


In the June edition, MEDAzine shows how your support ensures entrepreneurs around the globe have access to the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty, provide for their families, build sustainable businesses, and contribute to their communities.

From May 11th to May 15th, women philanthropists walked 132 km (82 miles) on a converted rail walkway from Guelph to Goderich. Over four days, they walked and shared great conversations for the Guelph to Goderich to Ghana walk (G2G2G) to raise funds for women farmers in Ghana for MEDA’s GROW2 project.

Click here to read more stories from MEDA.