Tomorrow! (May 14) – Church Fun Day at the Mennonite Heritage Farm (formerly the Wiens’ farm), starting at 2pm. Come for a time of visiting, crafts, outdoor fun, camp fire singing and food.
2:00pm – Gates open
Visiting and activities throughout the afternoon
5:30pm – Supper
7:00pm – Campfire singing
8:00pm – Wrap up
The Mennonite Heritage Farm is located outside Sherwood Park, at the corner of Township Rd 520 and Range Rd 231 (just north of Hwy 14). Driving there takes approximately 21 minutes from the church.
Growing Together Bible Study Update! After two weeks of experimenting, we’ve decided to return to evening, online-only classes. Bible study will now be offered Thursdays @ 7pm on Zoom.
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.
In the Community
May 14, 2022 – The Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta 2022 Spring Conference on ZOOM
“I am Mennonite” – a 59 min. film directed by Paul Plett, starring Yulia Asraf, Candice Bergen, Tina Dyck and more. A filmmaker explores his Mennonite roots and ancestry.
MC: Katie Harder, with commentary and a Q&A with the director to follow
Zoom link here – no pre-registration required
Material Resources is resuming shipments to Ukraine. We are asking our church partners to help fill our stock of supplies for Relief and Hygiene kits, including the following:
- Large bars bath soap (leave in wrapper)
- Shampoo (More than 600 ml; place in resealable plastic bag)
- Large bars laundry soap (such as Sunlight®, Fels Naptha®, or Zote® brands)
- Adult-sized toothbrushes (in manufacturer’s packaging)
- New bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colours; approx. 75 cm x 150 cm)
- Hand towels (medium weight, dark or bright colours; approx. 40 cm x 65 cm)
- Wide-toothed combs (15–20 cm)
- Nail clippers (good quality)
- Boxes of adhesive bandages (minimum 40/box, assorted)
- Sanitary pads (THIN; 1 or 2 packages, minimum 28 pads total)
To schedule donations and for any questions, please email our Material Resources Coordinator Linda Dickinson at email@example.com.
June 20th is World Refugee Day and we have a free digital booklet available to help you start planning a worship service on the theme of refugees and hospitality. It contains a variety of resources to assist you in planning a meaningful time of worship for your congregation as well as information about the history of World Refugee Day and stories of families who have come to Canada and the groups who brought them here. Link: https://mcccanada.ca/your-free-worship-guide-world-refugee-day-0
Join our Team! We have a new job opening in the Calgary office for the Development and Data Associate position.
The Development and Data Associate supports the development, communications, and donor relations goals of MCC Alberta. The Development and Data Associate is engaged in two major areas of work: managing MCCA’s data base of supporters and connecting as necessary with supporters regarding their donations.
To learn more and apply, visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/serve/openings/development-data-associate
How to come together in peace. Ken Grahlman, our Circles of Support and Accountability Coordinator, wrote a blog about how to build unity in these times of intense division and stress. Read it on the Peace and Justice Notebook at this link: mccottawaoffice.wordpress.com/2022/05/04/how-to-come-together-in-peace/
May 2022 – In this month’s MEDAzine, we explore news articles and blog stories that touch upon MEDA’s work around the world. This issue also shows how your support ensures entrepreneurs around the globe have access to the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty, provide for their families, build sustainable businesses, and contribute to their communities. Click here to read more.
The May/June issue is of The Marketplace is also available. In this issue, learn about MEDA’s work in supporting a greener future in Nigeria, how businesses can intentionally cultivate a caring work environment, and the steps MEDA is taking to become more environmentally sustainable. You can also read about how a Ghanaian firm is empowering farmers, and how landscaping firms are moving towards greener equipment. Read more…