Church Family Happenings

 June 24, 2022


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.

Coffee & Conversation June 28Ryan Siemens, the new MCC Alberta Executive Director, will join us in Edmonton. He will have just returned from a learning tour to Mexico, and will be sharing on that, as well as be open to questions and conversation about MCC Alberta/MCC in general.  This will be a hybrid session, and Donita Wiebe-Neufeld will also join us this day.  Please consider coming to Room 505 at the church this week, or join us from home.

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.

Village Goods

Village Goods (formerly 10,000 Villages shop) has bid farewell to Roberta T, Manager, after 10 years in which she facilitated the transition to an independent store and helped us to get through a global pandemic. Thank you for your dedicated service, Roberta! We are pleased to announce that Alexandra K, our former assistant manager, is stepping up as our new Manager. We now have a job opening for Assistant Store Manager. Visit our website or the Charity Village Jobs Board for more information if you are interested in joining us to support global artisans through Fair Trade.

Mennonite Central Committee

MCC Alberta’s new Executive Director will be coming to Lendrum Mennonite for a visit at 10am on June 28! Come say hi in person, or join him on zoom by clicking here, and we’ll have a great conversation and Ryan will share stories of his experiences on a learning tour in Mexico.

The GO!100 challenge has begun! Our challengers have got their fundraising GO!ing to raise 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 donate to one of them.
Learn more at

Needed: School Kits! Putting school kits together can be a fun summer project to do with the children in your life. School kits are treasured by families who struggle to afford basic school supplies. Why not pick up a kit card and add the items to your shopping list? Make a kit and support the education of children around the world!
For more information contact Linda Dickinson, Material Resources Coordinator at

People’s crops and properties in Malawi were washed away in floods after Tropical Cyclone Ana in Malawi. MCC responded with emergency food relief. A thank you message to donors from Connex Kalinde, programs manager for Brethren in Christ Compassionate Development Services (BIC CODES), an MCC partner in Malawi.


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.

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.

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


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…