Church Family Happenings

 March 8, 2024

At LMC

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.


Inter-Mennonite Holy Week Services are coming up at the end of the month. On Thursday, March 28, there will be a Maundy Thursday service at First Mennonite Church at 7:00 pm. LMC will host the Good Friday service on March 29 at 10:30 am. All are invited to these services.


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. 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.
Sunday, Mar. 24: Palm Sunday – No Sunday School

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.

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 mcc.org/abreliefsale to get involved.

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.

MCC’s work in Ukraine continues after two years of conflict: Since February 2022, MCC has raised more than $19.5 million for emergency relief response projects in Ukraine. There are no clear signs of a peaceful end to the conflict, but MCC’s commitment to peace in the region is stronger than ever. Friends, supporters like you have made a real difference in the lives of Ukrainians caught in the conflict. See the difference you’re making in this latest update.


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 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.


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.