Church Family Happenings

 March 15, 2024


Holy Week Services are coming up at the end of the month:

  • Inter-Mennonite Maundy Thursday Service: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm at First Mennonite Church. Join us in-person or online by Zoom.
  • Inter-Mennonite Good Friday Service: Friday, March 29, 10:30 am at LMC. Join us in-person or online on YouTube.
  • Easter Sunday Service: Sunday, March 31. At 9:00 am, join us for an Easter breakfast. Bring paska or hot cross buns! The worship service starts at 10:30.

All are welcome at the Good Friday ‘Taize Around the Cross’ service on March 29 at 7:00 pm at LMC. Join friends for a service of reflective song and prayer.

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. 17: Virginia D. will lead a discussion of the different commissions in the church, their roles and responsibilities.
Sunday, Mar. 24: “How to Read a Book” with Virginia D. 
Sunday, Mar. 31: No ACE – Easter Sunday.

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

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Relief, Development, Podcast: Gaza has seen so much devastation over the last few months. In this episode we are joined by Palestinian human rights lawyer and former MCC volunteer, Jonathan Kuttab, as well as Alain Epp Weaver, director of MCC’s planning learning and disaster response department, to talk about the current situation and the history that has brought us to this point. MCC has continued to respond through local partners, Seth Malone and Sarah Funkhouser , MCC representatives for Jordan, Palestine and Israel, tell us how. Listen here.

Support the Relief Sale:The MCC Alberta Relief Sale is rapidly approaching, and it needs volunteers and auction items. You can support relief, development and peace by giving a gift to the auction, by giving your time to the event, or both! Visit to get involved.

Rwanda Learning Tour Stories: A group of 15 Albertans, including 2 MCC staff members, recently returned from a learning trip to visit MCC partners in Rwanda and see their Conservation Agriculture and Peace building work. If you would like to have someone come to your church/group to share these stories, please contact Donita at

Indigenous Neighbours: The history between Mennonites and Indigenous peoples includes deep injustices. As we grapple with this history, MCC seeks to walk in friendship and solidarity with Indigenous peoples globally. Our program director is available to speak to your congregation or lead a learning experience. Contact Jose Luis Moraga at or 403-998-1690. Download a flyer for learning experiences here.

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 to learn more and give.
You can continue to participate in MCC’s advocacy campaign here.

Outdoor Way of the Cross Edmonton 

All are invited to join the Outdoor Way of the Cross on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 am. Meet at 99 St. and 107 Ave. This year’s theme is “journeying Home” based on Isaiah 58:6-7: “Is not this the fast that I choose … to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless into your house.” Light refreshments will be served at Hope Mission after the final station. Learn more on their website.

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, or sending a cheque (with name, address, phone number, email, and details) to 
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:
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 April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm, Archbishop Richard Smith will speak on “Hope & Dignity: A Catholic Response to MAID.” 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.