Church Family Happenings

 March 1, 2024

At LMC

Guest lists for the Soup & Dessert Lunches are out in the foyer now! Please check the lists to see which date in March you are invited to attend. If you can’t make your week, please move yourself to a week you can attend! Church guests and young adults are invited to attend every week.


Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in the Great Winter Warm-up! We had about 25 people who tied comforters and fellowshipped together over lunch and coffee, and completed eight comforters. If you enjoyed yourself on Wednesday, or if you were unable to make it but are curious anyway, LMC Piecemakers meets every Wednesday at 9:30 am for the same work. You’re welcome to join them!


Loaves & Fishes this month will be on March 9. All are invited for a potluck and fellowship at the church, starting at 4:00 pm. There will also be a family-friendly version of the prayer labyrinth activity available.


Adult Christian Education meets after the Sunday Worship Service at 11:15 in Fellowship Hall! Here is a look at our upcoming sessions:
Sunday, Mar. 3: Pastor Sherri will continue her series on how we wrestle with war and violence in the Bible.
Sunday, Mar. 10: Pastor Kevin will begin a series on methods of non-violence.
Sunday, Mar. 17: Pastor Sherri will conclude her series on how we wrestle with war and violence in the Bible.

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


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Gaza Crisis Response: MCC will continue to work with partners in both Palestine and Israel toward a just peace for all. We welcome donations to support our response to the current crisis. Visit mcc.org/palestine-israel to learn more and give.
You can continue to participate in MCC’s advocacy campaign here.

Four months to Relief Sale: The MCC Alberta Relief Sale is on June 15, and you can raise funds for relief, development and peace by donating an auction item. Quilts, paintings, woodwork, gift certificates, and event tickets all make fantastic gifts for loved ones. Visit mcc.org/abreliefsale to donate an item.

Provide critical relief items for families caught in conflict this Easter. The civil war in Myanmar isn’t making the news anymore, but you can reach out to families caught in conflict and let them know they haven’t been forgotten. Donate at mcc.org/easter-email.

New VBS and Sunday school giving opportunities for kids: Check out the latest MCC giving opportunities for the little ones in your life! A great resource for VBS or Sunday school. Visit the VBC and Sunday School page to learn more.

MCC Alberta is hiring a Donor Relations Coordinator: Are you enthusiastic about connecting with people and making a difference in our community and around the world? Apply here.


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

MHSA Spring Conference: La Crete & Low German Mennonite History. All are invited to the Spring Conference in La Crete, AB, from May 30 –  June 2, 2024. Registration for those not riding the bus is $75, including local tours and some meals. For those taking the bus, which picks up in Calgary, Didsbury, Red Deer, and Edmonton, the full cost is $250. Register and pay by e-transferring financemhsa@gmail.com, or sending a cheque (with name, address, phone number, email, and details) to 
MHSA
210 2946-32 St
Calgary AB
T1Y 6J7

For more information, contact Dave T. 


The King’s University

Campus Visit Options and Information Nights. There are a few upcoming opportunities for prospective students to visit King’s and see what the university is all about! Check them out on one of these occasions:
Spring Open House: March 16, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Campus Visit Day: April 5, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Online Info Session: April 10, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Quandries Public Lecture Series. On the first Tuesday of every month, Dr. Jeff Dudiak hosts a public lecture series about contemporary moral dilemmas. On March 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Janet Wesselius will speak on “The Duty and the Danger of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Learn more and register here.

Summer Camps at King’s. Registration is open for sports, science, and arts camps at King’s! Camps are about exploring, creating, and developing skills in a fun, encouraging, faith-based environment. All camps are instructed by amazing undergrad student mentors. Learn more and register here.


Chester Ronning Centre

On the River. On March 15 at 7:00 pm, the Chester Ronning Centre and the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre present On the River, a video ballad that tells the story of the Cree, Dene and Métis peoples from the Fort McKay First Nation. This 60-minute live performance combines original compositions by award winning musicians Asani and Maria Dunn with video interviews of the late Chief, Dorothy McDonald-Hyde, her family and community (video filmed and edited by Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions). Following the performance will be an Artist Talk including members of Dorothy’s family, Dayle Hyde and Rod Hyde. Learn more and get your free tickets here.