Church Family Happenings

 June 17, 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.

In the community

Camp Evergreen is urgently seeking 1-2 Kitchen Leads to support the work of the camp for the next month (or possibly until the end of summer). “We are working on menus and have support for ordering food so if you have leadership experience and less Kitchen experience, we would love to talk with you!” These can be paid or volunteer positions. If you’re interested, please contact Courtney Armstrong.

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


Free tuition for a year at CMU! Apply to CMU for a chance to have your undergraduate tuition covered! To be eligible Canadian students must return a completed CMU application for the 2022/23 academic year starting in September. Visit for further eligibility requirements.

Book Launch hosted by CommonWord: “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.

MHC Gallery and Mennonite Heritage Archives are hiring a full-time term Administrative Assistant & Receptionist starting July 18, 2022. Visit for more details.

MHC Gallery’s next exhibition is: “Mennonite Village Photography: Views from Manitoba, 1890–1940” by Mennonite Historic Arts Committee. The exhibit runs from June 24 to September 10, 2022. Visit for more details.

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

On Tuesday, June 21st at 7 pm CDT, there will be a preview of the three-part Memories of Migration Russlaender 100 Tour happening in July 2023. This cross-Canada train tour will re-enact the historic migration of 21,000 Mennonites from the Soviet Union to Canada between 1923 and 1930. The tour celebrates the faith of these newcomers, memorializes the challenges of resettlement, and acknowledges race and displacement in Canadian history. This is a unique opportunity, and I’m looking forward to participating in it!

Please register to attend the tour preview, where you will learn more about the special events planned for stops along the journey, and other tour details. There will be a Q&A period after the presentation.

— Aileen Friesen
Co-director of CTMS


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…


Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)

The June edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Director of Canadian Operations Ross Miller shares his observations from the first in-person training since COVID; a Princeton, B.C. homeowner is grateful for the home repairs and even more for the emotional support from MDS volunteers; and there is a need for volunteers in Monte Lake, B.C.

Click on this link to read more: