Church Family Happenings

 May 5, 2023


Loaves and Fishes: Saturday, May 6, 4:30-6:30 pm. Come join a fun time planting seeds and sharing food together!

“Campership Aid”
Definition: Camp Evergreen fund to help children and youth attend a week of summer camp that cannot afford the camp fees.
Sunday, May 7, come and hear what is happening at Evergreen. Stay and enjoy Lunch immediately after Sunday School, hosted by Camp Evergreen staff.
Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for Campership Aid.

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

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

In Touch. The MCC monthly newsletter is now available. Click here to read about a newsletter for young people, service opportunities, and climate initiatives.

The MCC Alberta Relief Tour is coming to a town near you in July! 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. Stay tuned for more details.

Donate items to the MCC Alberta Online Relief Auction. Celebrate the Relief Tour and support the work of MCC by donating your fine hand crafted goods and outbidding your friends and family on other items! Visit to learn more and register your item.

The Grow Hope Alberta Webinar is on May 17th at 7pm! It will be hosted by Alex Heidebrecht, Interim Communications and Development Director of MCC Alberta, and will feature Rony Janvier, MCC Representative for Haiti. Register at

Join Grow Hope Alberta for the 2023 season! Visit to learn more and sponsor an acre.

Climate Action for Peace: MCC’s partners work to support those who are disproportionately affected by climate change. Visit for worship resources, stories, and advocacy tools.

Mennonite Disaster Service

There are Weekly Volunteer opportunities in Eastern KY; Southwest FL; Paradise, CA; Red Lake, MN; Dawson Springs, KY; Crisfield, MD; and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia through July 31. A Family Project will be located at Camp Palisades in Idaho. For Canadian projects, contact Clara Flores ( or 866-261-1274) and for U.S. projects, contact Alicia Hurst ( or 800-241-8111) with any questions or to schedule a week of service!

There are Leadership Volunteer openings in Paradise, CA; Southwest Florida; Hurley, VA; Crisfield, MD; Dawson Springs, KY; Red Lake, MN; and Cape Breton Island, NS, through July 31. Our RV Projects are closed for the summer season but the waitlist is open for the coming fall & winter. Contact Josh Carson ( or 800-241-8111) to learn more or to serve at these projects for 4 weeks or more!

The April edition of On the Level is now available from Mennonite Disaster Service. In our current issue: Director of Canadian Operations Ross Penner shares about the work of MDS in Cape Breton; learn why some Canadian volunteers feel driven to participate in the RV (recreational vehicle) program; volunteers in Florida deliver hope just in time for Easter. Read more here.

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.

Camp Evergreen

60th Anniversary. All are welcome to celebrate Evergreen’s 60th anniversary June 10-11, 2023. The weekend will begin with the AGM, followed by festivities and time to worship together. Find out more about accommodations and register for the weekend here.

Edmonton District Council of Churches

Save the Date! June 8-10, 2023: The 8th Canadian Forum on Inter-Church Dialogues, sponsored by The Canadian Council of Churches, The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, will take place in Edmonton. The theme is Pêhonân / A Gathering-Waiting Place: Voices of Indigenous Followers of Jesus in the Ecumenical Movement. Pêhonân is a place at the bend in the North Saskatchewan River where First Nations would assemble for ceremony and exchange. Honouring the gifts of this place, this event focuses on the experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Christians in the ecumenical movement and offers workshops on ecumenical topics. We invite you to learn more about and register for this important gathering.