The Friday walking club has been cancelled for the summer. Enjoy your time outdoors!
Our AGM (Annual General Meeting) Part 2 coming up on Sunday June 12. In this meeting we will be reviewing the financial matters of the church and approving a budget for the coming year. In addition, the Board proposes to formally approve the changes that we made earlier during pandemic restrictions via Zoom congregation meetings.
The intent of these revisions is to:
- Allow adherents to hold Board positions except for moderator-elect, moderator, secretary, or treasurer
- Allow congregational, board, commission, and committee meetings by electronic means
Please see your weekly bulletin e-mail for more details!
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 and Conversation
- Tuesday, June 7 – God and Desire according to Simone Weil – title of talk by Dr Cyrus Panjvani of MacEwan University. Cyrus will be joining us live online. In preparation for this session, you may want to check out these resources:
- In Our Time – Simone Weil (BBC)
- Tuesday, June 14 – Unsettling the Word – first of our monthly discussion of this book for foreseeable future.
- Tuesday, June 21 – Open conversation
- Tuesday, June 28 – Ryan Siemens, Our new MCC Alberta Executive Director, will be in Edmonton on June 28. He will have just returned from a learning tour to Mexico, and will be sharing on that 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.
- Tuesday, July 5 – Bible Translations
- Tuesday, July 21 – Ron Dyck: Threats to Democracy: A view through a Psychological Lens
If you would like to receive a weekly reminder of the topic in Coffee and Conversation, some advanced notice of upcoming topics, and some supplemental materials, please e-mail Anke and ask to be added to her mailing list.
In the Community
A Time to Listen. Are you interested in MB stories of faith, identity and sexuality ? The next listening event is Wednesday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm. Check out: atimetolisten.ca for information and to register.
June 5, 2022. Camp Evergreen’s Tough Camper Run is an annual fundraiser event located on our site near Sundre, AB. Come run through mud, over obstacles and through the forests. It is an event geared for all ages so bring the whole family or come with your friends and help us send more kids to camp this summer. All funds raised will go towards our campership aid program which helps kids come to camp who otherwise are not able to afford it. For more info or to register please visit our website: www.camp-evergreen.com
June 19, 2022. The Richard Eaton Singers is presenting a concert titled “Peace and Reconciliation” on June 19th evening. This is a benefit concert in support of Ukrainian refugees. Tickets are priced from $20 and are available at the Winspear Box Office: https://www.winspearcentre.com/tickets/events/other/2022/peace-and-reconciliation/
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 mcccanada.ca/learn/more/go-100
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)
For more information or to arrange a donation, please contact Linda Dickinson, our Material Resources Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seek discipleship program for young adults. Seek 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 mcccanada.ca/seek.
Reclaiming an old tradition to meet a new challenge. Lidia and her family live in the remote mountain community of Chiro Kasa in Norte de Potosí, Bolivia. At an altitude of almost 15,000 feet, producing more delicate vegetables like onions and carrots isn’t possible. So hearty potatoes have become a staple part of the diet for this community and a necessity for survival. Read the rest of the story at: mcccanada.ca/stories/reclaiming-old-tradition-meet-new-challenge
“Pressure on top of pressure in Haiti.” In this episode of Relief, Development and Podcast we talk with Rony Janvier, MCC Haiti rep, and Naomi Docilait, program director, about the current unpredictability in Haiti. Gang violence, natural disasters and climate change are all factors making life difficult for a vulnerable population. Link: reliefdevelopmentpodcast.libsyn.com/pressure-on-top-of-pressure-in-haiti-conversation-with-rony-and-naomi-mcc-staff-in-haiti
Canadian Mennonite University
CMU would love to show you around! Book a personal tour anytime between June and August with our admissions team who can answer your questions about studying at CMU. Visit cmu.ca/experience to book your personal tour.
CMU Alumni Learn and Connect. Join other CMU alumni for a webinar on Pro Tips for Online Facilitators and Leaders with Patricia Pankratz-Regier, June 7 at 12:00 PM CDT. Visit
cmu.ca/events for details and to register.
“Who Am I? A Retrospective 1997–2022”, an art exhibit by Milos Milidrag at the MHC Gallery. View the exhibit until June 18, Monday to Friday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) or Saturday (12:00–5:00 PM). Visit cmu.ca/gallery for details.
“A World of Faith & Spirituality: Yours, Mine, Theirs & Ours”. Book Launch for Ray Dirks and Manju Lodha’s new book on Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 PM in the CMU Chapel. Visit cmu.ca/events for details.
“Choosing Love in the Wake of Wounding”, a Canadian School of Peacebuilding public lecture with Dr. Johonna McCants-Turner, Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM CDT in-person at Marpeck Commons or streamed live online. Visit cmu.ca/lectures for more details.