Church Family Happenings

 May 31, 2024

At LMC

Adult Christian Education meets after the Sunday Worship Service at 11:15 in Fellowship Hall!
Here is a look at our upcoming sessions:
Sunday, June 2: Pastor Kevin will continue his series on Christian non-violence
Sunday, June 9: No Christian Education due to the AGM Part 2
Sunday, June 16: Pastor Kevin and Pastor Sherri will jointly wrap-up their discussions on violence and non-violence.

The Facilities Commission will be hosting a Work Bee on June 8, starting at 9:00 am. Come help out with some cleaning and repairs around the church and enjoy some fellowship with your church family at the same time!


The Facilities Commission is seeking someone to help out with some of the janitorial duties around the church. For more information, email facilities@lendrumchurch.ca or call Abe T.


The board is looking for an Office Administrator to begin work on July 2. The role of the Office Administrator is to provide a wide range of administrative, technical, and support functions to the pastors, the church, the board, and commissions, including as the first contact to the church. Please contact the office (office@lendrumchurch.ca) for more information.


Help Wanted in Sherwood Park for housekeeping and food preparation in an ultra fragrance-free household, plus other tasks to assist with two individuals aging-in-place. No nursing care required. Applicant should have experience, be compassionate, and preferably live in a fragrance-free environment. Starting with  at least 10 hours per week, terms are negotiable. For more information, please call or text Anke, or contact the office to be put in touch.


Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

RSVP for the Relief Sale on June 15: The Relief Sale at Bergthal Mennonite Church is fast approaching! Please RSVP at mcc.org/abreliefsale to help our planning committee provide food for all attendees.

MCC Alberta Golf Classic, September 6: The MCC Alberta Golf Classic is back! Gather a team and join us for this 18-hole scramble at Eagle Rock Golf Course near Leduc to raise awareness and support for MCC’s relief, development and peace work. Register before Aug 7 for the best rates. A team discount is available. All registration closes Aug 28.
Not a golfer? Join us for the luncheon and program that follows the tournament to hear about MCC’s work and the ways you can partner with us! Register at mcc.org/abgolf24.
Early bird rates (before Aug 7): $500 team, $150 individual
Regular Rate (Aug 7-Aug 28): $600 team, $175 individual
Meal only (non-golfer): $40

Interested in sponsoring the MCC Alberta Golf Classic? Have questions about the tournament? Contact Rebecca at rebeccaschnell@mccab.ca or call (403) 275-6935.

GO!100, May 24 to August 30: Join us this summer to GO the distance! We welcome you to support MCC’s work of relief, development and peace by engaging your peers in fundraising. If you’re ready to partner with us to enhance lives and livelihoods globally, visit mcc.org/abgo100.

Grow Hope:164 acres (of a total of 344) still need sponsors. Support our AB farmers who donate time and land to feed people around the world through MCC. You can sponsor input costs ($350.00/acre suggested but any amount helps) and at harvest, proceeds are donated and matched up to 4-1 through the government and the Canadian Foodgrains bank for MCC’s food projects around the world. Learn more and give on the MCC website!


Bridge Building Ministries

June 10,  6:00-9:00: A Common World Alberta will be hosting an interfaith event at Al Rashid Mosque to learn together from the co-authors of “The Wall Between.”  The authors say the following about the goal of their book:  Amidst the current grief, trauma, and pain and the intense expressions of distrust, enmity, and hate between the Jewish and Palestinian communities in the Diaspora, what can be done to bring North American Palestinian and Jewish communities together?  A lot according to Raja Khouri and Jeffrey Wilkinson in their new book, The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians Don’t Want to Know about Each Other. Join Raja and Jeff in a frank discussion about what we must do.”  Register on Eventbrite here.

June 13, 6:30-8:00: Bridgbuilding with Mennonite Church Alberta is offering a Powwow Prep 101 by zoom.  Summer time is Powwow season, and and opportunity for us to get to know our Indigenous neighbours.  Suzanne Gross, MCA Bridge Building Facilitator, and Ruth Bergen Braun, an Indigenous ally and photographer, will host this evening.  Although not Indigenous, they will be sharing what they have learned from their Indigenous friends. Learn some pow-wow history, what to expect when you attend, get an introduction to the various dance styles and more. Special guest pow-wow dancers have been invited. Join the Zoom Meeting here.


MennoMedia

Celebrate 500 years of Anabaptism with the Anabaptist Community Bible! This study Bible features commentary from 60 Anabaptist scholars, biblical insights from 16th-century Anabaptists, and marginal notes from nearly 600 study groups from Anabaptists around the globe (including a group from LMC). The Anabaptist Community Bible uses the Common English Bible (CEB) translation. You can find out more about the project here, and pre-order a copy from CommonWord.


Sombrilla

Sombrilla International Development Society, together with Alfie Myher and the musical group “Take 5” invite you to an afternoon of music, food and learning at the Edmonton Ukrainian Center (11018 – 97 St) on Sunday 3:00 pm, June 9, 2024. This is a fundraiser to support CAL (Computer Assisted Learning) in Honduras. The CAL program breaks down barriers to education by annually providing a means for 700+ Hondurans of all ages to continue their education. Many of these would be excluded from education beyond grade six. CAL was developed under Canadian Peacemakers International. Effective January 1, 2024 the program was migrated from CPI to Sombrilla. A critical element in the transition has been to ensure that the integrity and delivery of the CAL program is maintained. 
 
The ticket cost is $15 and these are available by contacting Wendy B.

Camp Evergreen

Did you know?

Camp Evergreen is committed to making sure that every kid and youth has the opportunity to go to summer camp! With the financial realities facing families, camp is offering tiered pricing, Campership Aid, and special promotions so that every kid can youth can experience camp! Please contact Coral at main@camp-evergreen for more information.