Church Family Happenings

 November 18, 2022


Tickets for the LMC  Christmas banquet, scheduled for Dec 3, go on sale Nov 20 and 27.  If you are planning to attend, please see Wendy B after the service. She will be set up in the foyer. If you forget your money, please indicate as soon as possible your intention to attend, and/or contact the office during the week. There is some urgency, as the caterers need a final head count by November 30. We would also encourage attendees to purchase an extra ticket or make a small donation to cover the cost for someone who can not afford the meal. The Caring Commission is establishing a list of those for whom the cost is a little too steep.
Also,  if you have photos of festive events or winter scenes please contact George Loewen who is assembling a pictorial display for the banquet.

A musical celebration of the 4th Sunday of Advent is being planned for December 18th. You are invited to join the intergenerational choir in preparation for this event—only 3 rehearsals, beginning Wednesday, November 30 @ 7:30pm—a short term commitment and a great opportunity to present special music of the Advent/Christmas season. We especially encourage families and youth to join us. You don’t want to miss this!

Handbill for the Te Deum Singers Concert "Out of Darkness—Light" including Vivaldi's 'Gloria' with a chamber orchestra. It notes that the concerts are at Lendrum Mennonite Church (11210 59 Ave NW), with free parking, on Saturday, November 26 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, November 27 at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, and donations are accepted to cover costs.

In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Join the MCC Edmonton Thrift Shop team! Apply for the Warehouse Worker position by visiting

Choose gifts that change lives with Christmas Giving. Call us at 403-275-6935 or visit to give the gift of hope around the world.

Have yourself a peaceful Christmas. MCC Thrift has put together a free Christmas resource with ideas and tips to make the holiday season a little calmer with the help of your favourite secondhand shop. Get the resource at

Go deep into a new culture, live out your values and experience growth you never imagined with Serving and Learning Together (SALT). SALT is a year-long program that sends young adults abroad to work with local organizations that MCC partners with. Contact us at 403-275-6935 or visit to learn more.

Canadian Mennonite University

Christmas with CMU. Saturday, November 26 at 7:00 PM (CST) at Bethel Mennonite Church (465 Stafford St., Winnipeg). This year’s Christmas program will be in-person and livestreamed featuring favourites performed by a variety of CMU’s music ensembles. Space is limited; free tickets are required, available at

CMU Festival Chorus. J.S. Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio, Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248, is an awe-inspiring masterpiece for choir, soloists, and orchestra. Enjoy the choir’s stunning musical rendering of the nativity story in all its rejoicing, gladness, and celebration on December 9, 2022 (in Winnipeg, MB) and December 10, 2022 (in Gretna, MB). Details and tickets available at 

A Time to Listen

Stories of Repentance, Apology, and Reconciling Initiative. Interested in hearing Canadian MB stories of LGBTQ+ inclusion? Join us for a time of listening on Wednesday, November 23 on Zoom at 7:00pm. For more information and to register, check out A Time to Listen.

Village Goods

Leading up to Christmas, the Village Goods store on Whyte Avenue will be open 7 days a week. Check out the store for fair trade Christmas decorations, nativity scenes, and gifts, such as children’s toys and books, mittens and socks, calendars, and jewelry. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols for Advent & Christmas

You are invited to the annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, with performances by the U of A Mixed Chorus and the Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers. The program will be at the Winspear Centre on November 28 at 7:30 pm, and tickets can be purchased for $25 ay the Winspear Box Office. The Festival is a benefit concert for U of A Student Support.

The King’s University

Who is my neighbour? The problem of polarization, and the need for political wisdom. You are invited to the next installment of King’s University’s “Everything Series” public lectures, November 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Jeffrey Dudiak, a professor of Philosophy, will speak on wisdom and the ability to listen to others and take them seriously. For more information and to register, see the website.

Giving Tuesday with King’s.  This Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29, 2022), King’s invites you to donate to the Pakitinâsowin Reciprocity Fund, which will provide grants to grassroots Indigenous organizations and initiatives each year. Let’s take action towards reconciliation. To learn more and donate, see the website. 

Chester Ronning Centre

Augustana Indigenous Speaker Series with Teneil Whiskeyjack. Tuesday, Nov. 29 | 7:30 p.m. Join award-winning actor, playwright, dancer, wellness advocate and mother, Teneil Whiskeyjack, for a discussion centering around the creative process of the making of Ayita, a modern-day creation story meeting Indigenous realities told through text and movement. Learn more and register here.

Camp Evergreen

Camp Evergreen 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Tournament: Taking place on January 14th, 2023, our 3-on-3 Hockey Tournament is a fun time for all levels of Hockey Player. Funds raised from the tournament are used to support the ministry of Camp Evergreen. Spectators are welcome to come watch and participate in our silent auction. Don’t forget to bring out the kids, we’ve got stuff planned for them to! Lunch and Supper are provided. To register a team contact

Camp Evergreen Winterfest Family Camp: Family Day Long Weekend has never looked more fun! This Family Camp is a whole lot of special with a giant dose of fun. You can expect a weekend full of skating, pond hockey, sledding, Jug ‘n’ Jog in the snow, Crokicurl, Redneck Curling, and all of the activities you have come to love. If you love Camp Evergreen in the summer – you are going to love how magical it is in the winter.