Church Family Happenings

 June 9, 2023


From the library: Books by Lendrum authors are on display in the library. They can be reserved through the church website. Open the library tab, and it will direct you to Featured Books. Click on the book you want, and follow the prompts to send the librarian an email to reserve the book. It is a very easy process.

On Saturday, June 17, the Facilities Commission invites you to their annual Work Bee! Come lend your skills to cleaning and fixing up our church building, and fellowship with your church family by working together. There will be a 9 am start time.

Mark your calendars and plan ahead for our Sunday School picnic, June 25 following the service! All ages are invited out to the green space behind the church for a sweet snack, a time of fellowship, and some classic Sunday School picnic games. Come celebrate a successful year of learning and growing together.

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

Crisis in East Africa – Your donation will be matched. In East Africa, extreme hunger is a growing threat. Conflict, climate change and economic shocks are driving hunger to increasingly high levels. MCC is responding in countries like Ethiopia, South Sudan, DR Congo and Kenya. Donate to food projects today and you can double your impact. Donations made by individual Canadians until June 30 are eligible to be matched by the Government of Canada, up to $5 million. Visit to learn more and donate.

Dates are confirmed for the MCC Alberta Relief Tour. Thelma and Pugeni, MCC Area Directors for South and Central Africa and Nigeria, are visiting to talk about the work MCC supporters are making possible.

  • 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 

Donate items to the MCC Alberta Online Relief Auction. Celebrate the Relief Tour and support the work of MCC by donating a handicraft, gift basket, certificate, or antique and outbidding your friends and family on other items! Visit to learn more and register your item.

We’re looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator. Visit our website to learn more about the position and apply: Community Engagement Coordinator, MCCA | Mennonite Central Committee Canada (

Roots on Six

Join Roots on Six this year at City Hall for our annual celebration of World Refugee Day and Indigenous People’s Day, as we delve into conversation and stories surrounding the idea of “healing in times of retraumatization.” The event will take place on June 20, 3:30pm-5:30pm at the City Hall Atrium.
“Together, we learn, heal and shine.” –  UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres
Every year, the UNHCR invites communities around the world to remember the plight of the 103 million people around the globe, displaced by violent conflict and war. The Roots on Six Collaborative is committed to honouring the stories and contributions of Refugees and Indigenous community members in our city in the context of Treaty Six principles – of sharing stories, journeys, and the land we live on, while holding intentional space for healing for all.
Roots on Six is located in Treaty 6 territory, the traditional gathering place, travelling route and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Saulteaux, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence the vibrancy and wholeness of our community. The project collaborators include Islamic Family and Social Services, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Catholic Social Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Mennonite Church Alberta, and the City of Edmonton.

The King’s University

Discover Summer Camps at King’s. This summer, King’s University will offer five day camps: Art, Badminton, Basketball, Science, and Volleyball. Art & Science camps are for kids ages 8-12, and there are sports camps for junior high and high school-aged students. Learn more and register for camp here.

Canadian Mennonite University

Going Local with International Crises. Join CMU in welcoming Monika Kalcsics, a journalist with more than 20 years of experience, for their lecture series entitled “Going Local with International Crises.” The event will be livestreamed and in-person on June 13 at 7:00 PM CDT at Marpeck Commons. Visit for more information and the livestream. 

Edmonton District Council of Churches

No Room at the Inn. Do you have a housing project that you would like to propose for EDCC’s “No Room in the Inn” campaign? You can answer their call for proposals with some information about the project by June 23, 2023. Contact the office for the questionnaire or for more information.

Chester Ronning Centre

National Indigenous Peoples Day. This year, the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta is thrilled to welcome children and educators to our campus to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First NationsInuit and Métis peoples with  David A. Robertson. This event is open to the general public to attend virtually. Learn more and register here.