On July 16, Lendrum will be hosting Vurayayi Pugeni and Thelma Sadzamari, Area Directors for MCC South and Central Africa and Nigeria. We will also be joined by members of other Mennonite churches for a special worship service. Come hear stories and updates about MCC’s work, and worship with friends! Following the service, join us for coffee and treats, an opportunity for fellowship, and a chance to ask questions of Thelma and Vurayayi.
The Discipleship Commission invites you to participate in our Mennonite Beach Book Festival this summer! Get familiar with your church library, track your summer reading, and share your favourite summer reads with others. Starting July 9, the library will have a table of recommendations available in the foyer, but as always, we encourage you to check out the library downstairs for anything that catches your eye.
Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.
In the community
Mennonite Central Committee
GO!100 with us this summer and make a difference! Raise support among your peers for the work of MCC locally and around the world by setting a goal for your favourite summer activity! Register here https://mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/go-100-alberta.
For $45, you can provide one person with long-term access to clean and safe drinking water. Learn more and donate: Donate | MCC Canada
MCC Alberta Relief Tour registration is open. Join Vurayayi Pugeni and Thelma Sadzamari, Area Directors for MCC South and Central Africa and Nigeria for a time of fundraising, learning, and community near you. Register here to help churches plan for refreshments.
- July 7: Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church
- Sunday, July 9: Lethbridge Mennonite Church
- Sunday, July 9: Coaldale Mennonite Church
- Wednesday, July 12: Dalhousie Church
- Sunday, July 16: Lendrum Mennonite Church
Evergreen is still seeking volunteers this summer. Camp is beginning! Evergreen still needs a Camp Nurse for a few weeks. If you have your Standard First Aid with CPR L3 and might be able to volunteer for a week, contact Josh at email@example.com. Camp Evergreen also needs kitchen volunteers! The kitchen needs volunteers for these weeks: July 9-14, July 23-28, July 30-August 4, August 8-11, August 13-18, and August 20-25. Again, if you can volunteer your time and skills, contact Josh.
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
Russlaender Tour AB Events. On July 21, the Russlaender Tour is stopping in Alberta for local learning and cultural events! Join the tour for the day to hear family stories and local history and enjoy good music. In the morning, the group will meet at 11 AM at the Bergthal Mennonite Church for their first event. Lunch will be included in this event for $15. In the evening, the group will meet at 4 PM at the CC Toews Farm in Linden for house tours, more stories, and dinner. The evening event will include a performance of cowboy poetry. To register for either of these events, contact Dave Toews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Room at the Inn
Each Christmas, the No Room in the Inn (NRII) multi-denomination ministry gives funding for a different project providing or improving Edmonton and area housing for the disadvantaged. In 2022 over $46,000 was raised to support a Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton Region project. If an organization that you participate in has a housing-related project that qualifies for this ministry, please submit an application! For more information, you can contact Larry Wright at email@example.com or 780-419-3224. The deadline for applications has been extended to August 1, 2023.