Church Family Happenings

 June 21, 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 23: Virginia D will lead a conversation, inviting people to share their summer plans. Class will end early (at noon) to join the kids and youth for popsicles on the front lawn!
After June 23, we’re finished for the summer! We’ll see you again in September for Christian Education.

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


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

75 years of MCC in Palestine and Israel: This spring – amid unimaginable destruction in Gaza and as Palestinians mark the 76th anniversary of what is known in Arabic as the Nakba, or Catastrophe, we invite you on a photographic journey through the history of MCC’s work in this region. May we hold this history and the 75 years of MCC’s service in our hearts as we continue to live into MCC’s mission of working for peace and justice. We also invite you to pray with us for the people of Israel and Palestine. Here is a link to a prayer developed by MCC.

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!


Mennonite Disaster Services

Join MDS and respond to wildfire in Shuswap, B.C. this September! Sign up to volunteer for a week and help rebuild a home lost to wildfire. Construction experience not required. To learn more and sign up, visit mds.org/canadian-opportunities or call Clara at 1-866-261-1274.


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.


Edmonton and District Council of Churches

No Room in the Inn Proposals: No Room In the Inn appeals to the people of Edmonton and area churches at Christmas time to think about those living in our community who do not have adequate, appropriate or safe housing in which to live. The churches and their members are invited to contribute to the campaign. If your agency has a project that you would like propose to the NRII Committee, contact the office for information about how to make a proposal to the EDCC.


A Rocha Alberta

A Rocha’s mission is to ‘contribute to a hope-filled world where communities flourish as people and nature thrive together’. If that description fits your mission, please join us for a Garden Gathering at the King’s University Community Garden on July 3, 2024. This event will provide an opportunity for you to connect with like-minded individuals interested in practical creation care work in and around Edmonton. It will also be a time to learn (more) about the land recently gifted to the King’s University and contribute to a conversation about stewarding it well.

A little about the donated land: The King’s University approved the acceptance of a land donation from the Larson family on March 23, 2024. This donation is being brokered through the Edmonton Area Land Trust (EALT) and is still in progress. The University has identified over 30 courses that could have varying degrees of connection/interaction with the land. initial plans are to establish a field station for research on the land.

A Rocha Alberta is excited to learn how they can work alongside The King’s University. Come to our Garden Gathering to learn more!

Garden Gathering : Where-King’s University Community Garden
                                    When -July 3, 2024 6-8pm. 
                                     RSVP by emailing joannevdg62@gmail.com


Chester Ronning Centre

Lunch & Learn: Gender, Race, and Respectability in 1870s Manitoba Newspapers: In this Lunch & Learn, postdoctoral fellow, Shelisa Klassen, talked about her research into these newspapers, from a settler colonial analysis of gender, race and religion. If you missed it, you can watch it here!

The Good of Difficult Conversations. Explore the complexities of navigating tough discussions on Gaza’s crisis in academia and beyond. This article delves into civil discourse, power dynamics, and the quest for a greater good, urging empathy, active listening, and meaningful action. Read it here.

Philosopher’s Café Series: The Liberal Genius: “The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.,” so said Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. What has been the gifts of the liberal political perspective since its inception in the 17th century? Has it lost its way? Where are liberals to be found? Join us on Thursday, July 4 at 1:30 pm at Fox & Fable in Camrose. David Goa, Founding Director of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion & Public Life, will open up our conversation.